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Sucker Punch On Cole Redesign, Sly Cooper HD

Okay, so we got a sneak peek at the re-revamped Cole and now, Sucker Punch talks about the change.

Perhaps surprisingly, it seems as if the developers were a little shocked to face such a backlash from fans of the first game. And while we still won't get the original Cole, the team has indeed done what they could to satisfy the seriously irked inFamous followers. At the same time, they also defend some of the changes that have remained. In what is perhaps the most detailed breakdown of Sucker Punch's reception of feedback and implementation of Cole-related changes, the studio's Bruce Oberg had this to say to Game Informer:

"We got a lot of feedback from people after E3 that they didn’t like the new Cole design that we had made. Frankly, we were really surprised that people were so passionate about the old Cole. We didn’t realize there was quite so much love for him. So we’ve kind of gone back with the design for Cole that we’re rolling out here at Gamescom. He looks more like the Cole from Infamous 1. He’s not exactly the same. He’s in a new city, New Marias. It’s like New Orleans, a southern hot and humid city, so Cole is more lightly dressed. He has a t-shirt instead of the leather jacket that he wore in Infamous. He has lighter-on-his-feet clothes meant for climbing around in a hotter environment. We’re not releasing until 2011 so there still may be tweaks to it, but we’re pretty happy with the new Cole and people we’ve shown it to seem to be happy as well."

He next spoke about the impending HD remake of Sly Cooper, the platformer series that became popular on the PS2. Oberg has been involved with the franchise for a while, and he says "it's kind of heartwarming for me to see something that I worked on five years ago now actually kind of have new life on the PlayStation 3." It'll definitely be a great addition to the PS3's library and hopefully, it'll lead to other HD remakes of PS2 classics. 'cough' ...okay, we won't say it.

Related Game(s): inFamous 2

Tags: infamous 2, sly cooper hd, sucker punch

8/18/2010 8:58:47 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

Alienange
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 9:38:17 PM
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Nothing wrong with putting on lighter clothes when the climate calls for it. As with any sequel, I hope SOMETHING is new and fresh.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 9:39:20 PM
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I like that they made the old Cole come back, even though I don't mind which one they use I will still buy the game I wont let something like that deter me from getting the game.

I cant wait to use that Tornado move though anyone with me? >=)

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tridon
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 9:51:44 PM
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Say what, Ben?

ICO/Shadow of the Colossus? ;)

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:04:07 PM
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But what about that "Sly 4" add in the original Infamous demo? Hmmm...

I can't wait to see what that tornado move does as evil (sith-red) Cole...

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:08:03 PM
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So that means that if you go to another city, you do not only change your clothes but your face also??? WTF?? I wish we had the old Cole back.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:09:18 PM

Yup, apparently humid weather makes you turn into a douchecaptain :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:08:21 PM
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I'm surprised that they were surprised that you can't just re-cast a video game character, this isn't Batman. At any rate, the inbetween Cole will do fine since he seems to have his face back and lost the Ben Affleck hairdo.

Sly Cooper isn't my thing but I welcome any and all PS2 games that want to return in HD. Or PS1 games, ahem Final Fantasy VII, cough...

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Shams
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:09:41 AM

inFamous SPOILER WARNING for BtnWarrior's comment below. Please don't bump this comment.

inFamous SPOILER WARNING for BtnWarrior's comment below. Please don't bump this comment.

inFamous SPOILER WARNING for BtnWarrior's comment below. Please don't bump this comment.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:45:27 PM
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finally we get some of that gruff that comes out of a guy [edited] not some happy go lucky douchebag who not only has to smirk at everything but also makes sure to take time out of his day to wax his hair back

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/19/2010 12:28:13 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:51:01 PM

Easy on the spoilers without warning, some people haven't experienced the greatness of inFamous.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:12:39 AM

thats some serious spoiling there buddy, im hoping ben alters ur post

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Shams
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:22:19 AM

Agrees with World and Aaron. BTNwarrior, although your comment makes perfect sense, and is the best explanation as to why douche-Cole doesn't work, it should have been annotated with a spoiler warning.

Last edited by Shams on 8/19/2010 1:22:49 AM

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:17:33 AM

sorry, wasn't even thinking about it

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gangan19
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:10:02 AM

Damn buddy i didn't get to play it yet. why would you? :(

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:27:36 PM

Heeeeeeey....! Well, it's too late now. Just watch the spoilers, please.

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kraygen
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 11:00:08 PM
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I'm super stoked for this game and super happy they are willing to listen to the fans. Infamous 2 should be pretty awesome.

I've never played a sly cooper game so I kinda hope they release a demo when they release the HD remake.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 11:04:12 PM
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Hope there's a special skin for 2nd Cole.
Out of the 3 Coles, that was my favourite.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:49:54 AM

why?

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Snaaaake
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 10:45:43 AM

I like his design, but it would be totally wrong for 2nd Cole to be in the sequel when he doesn't look like that AT ALL in the first game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 3:47:42 PM

word, I wasn't raggin on ya, I'm actually curious about the folks who liked the redesigned Cole better. Not saying it's "wrong" or anything. Sometimes I come off that way and don't mean to.

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rockervi
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 11:36:57 PM
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Honestly I don't really care what he's wearing,its just natural for people to change clothes.As long as they bring the old look back I'm happy.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:38:53 AM

Your avatar really brings back memories.

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RebelJD
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:28:18 AM
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You know, if they want to make HD remakes of PS2 classics I'm all for it. Since the PSN doesn't have any PS2 games, this can be seen as a great way to bring back to life all the PS2 classics. I know my brother is a fan of Sly Cooper. I'll be looking forward to playing it for the first time and Infamous 2 looks awesome. I like their explanation on why Cole is wearing lighter clothing in this sequel. If they make it possible to change his gear, that would be pretty cool too. RockNRolla.

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:46:47 AM
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Metal Gear Solid collection remake in HD!

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spiderboi
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:47:05 PM

Here here! I'd love to play MGS2 ang MGS3 all over again. Too bad my PS2 bit the dust :(

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:32:48 AM
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Does Cole in Ben's pic there have a goatee? If so, I didn't see that before, and that will be awesome. If not, well can I have a skin for goatee Cole? I'm glad they changed him back, and the clothes, well people change their clothes all the time, they didn't need to offer an explanation for that. And the Sly Cooper Collection will be mine, maybe. I've never played them before and seem a bit too much like R&C for me to be fussed? Is it, or does it focus more on platforming?
Thanks in advance for answers.
Peace.

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:36:31 AM

The Sly Cooper games are mixture of stealth and platforming with some fighting mixed in. The games are platformers at heart, but the action really relies on sneak attacks to get through most levels, exceptions being the boss battles. Worth checking if it's your thing.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 4:58:28 AM

Thanks for that Kangasfwa. It certainly sounds like an intriguing mix. I might pick it up on the cheap.
Peace.

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___________
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:54:57 AM
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im glad they changed cole back slightly, still looks a bit to much like a typical pretty boy to me but meh.
i just hope they dont go to far with the new powers, ok he has to evolve to defeat the new baddy but cole is suppose to be raiden not sub zero!

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PAKINIPS
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:59:09 AM
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They could have just done what GTA do in their games and make the character customisable to an extent.

Walking around in your underwear with a big pink afro and a belly full of cluckin' huge meals zapping folk...
HOo haA haa

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JackC8
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 5:05:59 AM
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I wouldn't have minded the new Cole except for that ridiculous sideburns/beard thing. Douchecaptain is right. I don't want to play as some guy who follows the latest facial hair trends no matter how stupid it looks. How 'bout a nice nose stud too?

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tes37
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 6:23:15 AM
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Sucker Punch never gave a reason for changing Cole. Like being attacked by a disgruntled hairdresser, or being a volunteer on an extreme make-over show. The non pansy original Cole is way better. Thanks for giving us Cole back, Sucker Punch.

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TheOldOne
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:13:38 AM
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Not the same face, but good enough. Kudos to Sucker Punch for listening to the fans and supporters of the inFamous series!

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Ultimate_Balla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:19:50 AM
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Hehehe. I'll be getting the Sly HD. I don't even have to say anything about InFAMOUS!

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CharlesD
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:01:46 PM
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I like the redesigned Cole. Good compromise (kinda just wished he was the same guy tho..

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BikerSaint
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 3:54:15 PM
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And same voice,
this one just doesn't seem to sound authentic or ring right enough for I-2.

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