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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

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Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

Nothing wrong with putting on lighter clothes when the climate calls for it. As with any sequel, I hope SOMETHING is new and fresh.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
13 years ago

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? >=)

tridon
tridon
13 years ago

Say what, Ben?

ICO/Shadow of the Colossus? 😉

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
13 years ago

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…

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
13 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

Yup, apparently humid weather makes you turn into a douchecaptain 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

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…

Shams
Shams
13 years ago

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.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
13 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

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

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
13 years ago

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

Shams
Shams
13 years ago

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

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
13 years ago

sorry, wasn't even thinking about it

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

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

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

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

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

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.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Hope there's a special skin for 2nd Cole.
Out of the 3 Coles, that was my favourite.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

why?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

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.

rockervi
rockervi
13 years ago

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.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Your avatar really brings back memories.

RebelJD
RebelJD
13 years ago

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.

StangMan80
StangMan80
13 years ago

Metal Gear Solid collection remake in HD!

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

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

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
13 years ago

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.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
13 years ago

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.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
13 years ago

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

___________
___________
13 years ago

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!

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
13 years ago

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

JackC8
JackC8
13 years ago

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?

tes37
tes37
13 years ago

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.

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
13 years ago

Not the same face, but good enough. Kudos to Sucker Punch for listening to the fans and supporters of the inFamous series!

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
13 years ago

Hehehe. I'll be getting the Sly HD. I don't even have to say anything about InFAMOUS!

CharlesD
CharlesD
13 years ago

I like the redesigned Cole. Good compromise (kinda just wished he was the same guy tho..

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

And same voice,
this one just doesn't seem to sound authentic or ring right enough for I-2.

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