Sucker Punch Productions

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Sucker Punch Productions
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded1997
Founders
  • Brian Fleming
  • Chris Zimmerman
  • Bruce Oberg
  • Darrell Plank
  • Tom Saxton
  • Cathy Saxton
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
  • Nate Fox
  • Jason Connell
Products
ParentSony Interactive Entertainment (2011–present)
Websitesuckerpunch.com

Sucker Punch Productions is an American first-party video game developer. It is best known for the franchises Sly Cooper and Infamous.

History[edit]

Former logo used from 1999 to 2013

The company was founded in 1997. According to the website, it started at the roots of Microsoft, where the co-founders worked in a variety of productivity and software development applications. The brand name came as one of several proposed by the company they did not use at Microsoft due to policies. Chris Zimmerman showed the options to his wife for her opinion, but she did not care "as long as it isn't 'Sucker Punch'." They selected it as the company name. Its first game, Rocket: Robot on Wheels was published by Ubisoft. The company's first series Sly Cooper, featured levels and cel-shaded anthropomorphic animals. Sanzaru Games released Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time without collaborating with Sucker Punch. The company was acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment in August 2011.[1] The company's second series Infamous, featured superhuman characters in open world games. Sly Cooper and Cole MacGrath later appeared in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.[2] The company also released the game Ghost of Tsushima.[3]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Metacritic
1999 Rocket: Robot on Wheels Nintendo 64 N/A
2002 Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus PlayStation 2 86/100[4]
2004 Sly 2: Band of Thieves 88/100[5]
2005 Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves 83/100[6]
2009 Infamous PlayStation 3 85/100[7]
2011 Infamous 2 83/100[8]
Infamous: Festival of Blood 78/100[9]
2014 Infamous Second Son PlayStation 4 80/100[10]
Infamous First Light 73/100[11]
2020 Ghost of Tsushima 83/100[12]

References[edit]

  • Moriarty, Colin (September 12, 2014). "Something Electric in Bellevue: The History of Sucker Punch". IGN. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  1. ^ Eaton, Nick (August 2, 2011). "Sony buys Bellevue's Sucker Punch video-game studio Share". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  2. ^ McElroy, Justin (September 8, 2009). "What's In A Name: Sucker Punch". Engadget. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Hood, Vic; Boyle, Emma (April 29, 2020). "Ghost of Tsushima release date, trailers, rumors and news". TechRadar. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on January 26, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Sly 2: Band of Thieves Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on October 2, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on March 23, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Infamous Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  8. ^ "Infamous 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "Infamous: Festival of Blood Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "Infamous Second Son Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  11. ^ "Infamous First Light Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Ghost of Tsushima Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on July 17, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2020.

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