After the events of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, The Panda King sits peacefully in his rocking chair, while his daughter, Jing King walks out of her home to sit with The Panda King. After a long conversation, The Panda King slowly talks about his evil past. After that cutscene, a flashback shows an evil Panda King training while a mysterious owl-shaped figure sits quietly on a building...
Gameplay is much more enhanced from Sly 3. The Panda King has a Triangle Button charge, there are more abilities, and more of his Flame Fu abilities. Coins return, lives return also, and new mini games debut, too.
Reception from Sucker Punch, and Fans
Sucker Punch praised the gameplay and high definition graphics, while sticking to The Panda King's original design. Many fans praised everything Sucker Punch loved. One can claimed that it, "Sticks to the classics".