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The Archer Costume is one of the costumes available for Sly Cooper to use in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, located and acquired in Medieval England. It is used in large part to save Sly's ancestor Sir Galleth Cooper from captivity.
Bentley sends Sly out to gather materials for the costume in the first job of Of Mice and Mechs, which is in three parts; metal, wood and leather. After getting the costume he uses the new abilities afforded by it to rescue Sir Galleth Cooper from the Circus.
The Archer Costume can only function when a bucket of arrows is next to Sly. When the costume is equipped and a bucket of arrows is nearby, Sly may take an arrow from the bucket, aim at a nearby target, and fire. If Sly manages to hit the target without missing or before the power meter runs out, a rope is now available from Sly's position to the target's position, and the Rail Walk can be used to walk across.
If Sly hits a target, the bucket of arrows associated with the target can no longer be used.
Getting a bulls-eye on the target (hitting the small center circle) occasionally sends a couple of coins Sly's way, along with a possible health pick-up in case Sly doesn't have full health.
There are also blue arrow buckets in the hub worlds that don't have rope attached to them and their only purpose is to shoot guards.
As with all costumes, pressing equips and unequips the costume. Pressing next to a bucket of arrows takes an arrow out of the bucket. Holding will draw the bow, and letting go after a couple of seconds will fire the arrow. To aim before and during firing it, is used. Pressing before or while drawing the bow will cancel.
- The Archer Costume is also Sly's pre-order costume in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
- The costume resembles Robin Hood's outfit.
- It is the the only costume that doesn't have an introduction scene when Sly first obtains it.
- This costume is the only one in the game to incorporate the Cooper Family's trademark C-shape into it. One of the tips of the bow bears the shape.