Japanese version differencesThe Japanese release of the game is somewhat different from the North American and PAL releases. This is most visible in the intro and ending cinematics, which are fully animated instead of using limited flash sequences like in the international versions. There is also a slight dialogue difference, with Carmelita counting down her "10 second head start" instead of Sly. The PAL version has both cutscenes available when unlocked, while the North American version only has the Japanese intro.
Furthermore, the Japanese release has a 3-minute demo of the game with the vocal song Blackjack that appears after 30 seconds of the player's inactivity in the main menu.