Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time adds Rioichi the ninja master to the cast

By now, your parents have likely sat you down and given you "The Talk." If not, ask them to do that now. We'll wait.

Okay, all caught up? Reproduction is a part of life, even a part of cartoon life. Sly Cooper had to come from a mommy and daddy, right? Today, the PlayStation Blog revealed one of Sly's ancestors, Rioichi, as a playable character in next year's Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. He's not the only ancestor you'll gain access to throughout the game, with each episode adding a unique character with their own abilities.

Riochi is the creator of the Ninja Spire Jump, a key maneuver in Sly's arsenal. He was first introduced in the original Sly Cooper game, having come up with the technique while sneaking into Feudal-era castles.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.