Ratchet & Clank Collection Officially Coming to PS3

March 15, 2012

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It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago, one of the finest franchises graced the PS2, Ratchet & Clank. Fast forward a decade later, in an era where HD collections are becoming the new big thing. We’ve seen the God of War series get remastered, along with the Sly Collection, Jak & Daxter Collection, Splinter Cell Trilogy, Prince of Persia Trilogy, and upcoming Devil May Cry Collection to name a few. However, one franchise has been in heavy demand for quite some time now to receive HD treatment. As of today, Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games, has confirmed via the PlayStation Blog that their much beloved franchise will receive an HD collection this year.

The Ratchet & Clank Collection will contain Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Ratchet: Deadlocked has been omitted from the collection, which is a bit of a downer as it was still a great game. Each Ratchet title on the collection will contain a Platinum Trophy to nab so trophy hunters can certainly look forward to that (I know I am, being the massive Ratchet fan).

The game is being remastered by Idol Minds (developer of the PSN title, PAIN) and are working very closely with Insomniac Games to ensure the experience is exact to the PS2 versions. The game will be able to display the visuals in 1080p (720p if playing on Stereoscopic 3D) and will still retain the 60 fps that made the games run smooth as butter. Also, the great online multiplayer component from R&C: Up Your Arsenal will be making its return.

The collection is set for release later this Spring in Europe and later this Fall in North America. Ted Price stated that the reason it will be released later in North America is because they have something “very special” in store for us to celebrate Ratchet & Clank’s 10th Anniversary.

Be sure to keep an eye on this collection. This franchise was one that should not have been missed during the PS2 era and now with the HD treatment is more of a reason to not miss them later this year.

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One Comment on “Ratchet & Clank Collection Officially Coming to PS3”

  1. RockN Says:

    Ugh, finally! What took ’em so long?

    Reply

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