Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is set to launch on February 5 but the anxious franchise followers might need a sneak peek.

First up is the playable demo, which is available now on the PlayStation Network, provided you're a PlayStation Plus member. If you're not a Plus subscriber, well, shame on you, and you have to wait a few days (January 29) to check out the demo.

Second is the new animated short film, which acts as a prequel to the fresh series installment: It's called "Sly Cooper and the Gang In: Timing is Everything," and you can view it below. It's five and a half minutes of patented Sly humor and entertainment, which is exactly what we want to see. You can definitely expect that same level of unique style and panache when the game in question comes out in just over a week's time. The wait is almost over!

Lastly, don't forget that the new Sly will be released for the Vita as well, and it'll take advantage of Sony's great Cross Buy promotion, so…