Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has stolen a spot on the release calendar of 2013. The exact launch date is February 5th for both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

The brand new story trailer for the game goes over the basics of Sly Cooper and his lineage. It touches on the characters that have become a staple of the franchise and the Thievius Racoonus, Sly Cooper’s book of family trade secrets.

What the trailer does not include is the good word of Sony’s Cross-Buy promotion. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the same game on both the PS Vita and PlayStation 3. Gamers will be able to play the game on one platform, save their progress and pick up where they left off on another.

So, if you’re gaming on the couch before a dinner date, you’ll be able to save your game at home. Once you hop on the subway to meet your mate, you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off on your PS Vita. That is, of course, once you sync saves between platforms.

The extra nice thing is that Sony’s making it so that you’ll only need to buy Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time once. This Cross-Buy promotion is one that they’ll have going for several games. Buy it for the PlayStation 3 and you’ll get it for free on the PS Vita. Take heed, this offer does not work the other way around.

Will you be buying Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time?

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