Sony doesn't have many exclusives set for the holidays, and we just lost one to 2013.
The anticipated return of an iconic PlayStation character has been delayed, as Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time won't make its originally projected fall 2012 release window. It's now set for February 2013.
Scheduled to arrive for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, this will take advantage of Sony's new Cross Buy promotion , which is an excellent incentive program. As for why they were forced to push back this promising title, they've provided a pretty straightforward statement :
"Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be releasing in February 2013 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. With a robust and diverse catalog of first and third party content launching this holiday season–including Wonderbook: Book of Spells, PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale, Little Big Planet Karting, Assassins Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, Madden 13, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified–we have decided to release Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time in early 2013 to ensure gamers continue to have a variety of content to enjoy after the holidays and into the New Year."
Oh, nobody has to worry about potentially great games available after the holidays. There's Bioshock Infinite , DMC , God of War: Ascension , Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch , Dead Space 3 , Tomb Raider , the recently confirmed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance , etc. And now Sly , too?
Related Game(s): Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time