Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time coming this fall

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has officially joined the ranks of Sony's fall PlayStation 3 exclusives, developer Sanzaru Games has announced. The thieving raccoon's return will mark the character's first new game in this generation, after Sanzaru's Sly Collection rekindled our fond memories of the furry Ocean's 11.

The developer gave the release information to GameSpot, but didn't narrow the window any more. This will be Sanzaru's first time creating a new Sly Cooper game, as series creator Sucker Punch has moved on to other projects like the Infamous series.

Our own impressions from E3 held the game up as an authentic homage, but perhaps hewing a little too closely to its roots for an entire generational leap. We'll know soon enough if this latest Sly can steal our hearts.