But, what is the story of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
? In the wake of the big boss battle that ended Sly 2: Band of Thieves
, Bentley becomes horribly injured. Though the brainy turtle survives, he is paralyzed from the waist (do turtles have waists?) down. Murray, grief stricken and feeling guilty, leaves the band and roams the earth as a hermit.
Now alone, Sly learns that his family of thieves has been storing their stolen treasures in a secret vault that only a Cooper can open. When the sneaky 'coon finds the mountain sized safe, he also finds a fiendish character who has been trying to break into it for years. Now Cooper has to regroup his friends and break into his vault to steal his own gold. This rich story, added to the new gameplay features, is bound to make Sly 3 an action/platformer game to watch out for.
Mind you, the demo disc didn't have everything. A feature I got to play with at E3 that wasn't in this demo is Honor Among Thieves's 3D levels. During certain levels, you will need to put on a pair of 3D glasses and play the game while various objects appear to come out of the TV as you sneak Sly around. Hopefully, this feature hasn't been taken out and we will still see this unusual asset in the final product. Look for Sly 3 later this month sporting a rating of E +10.