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Following Up, RCF Sneak Peek

Greg Phillips's Avatar + Posted by Greg Phillips on Jul 08, 2007 // Producer, SCEA

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
A few weeks ago, I blogged about the Resistance global server/map pack release date, along with a promise of a sneak peek at Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Since then, an interview with RCF creative director Brian Allgier has surfaced here, teasing some details (such as enemies with evil fish steering a robotic body), and if you listen to the Insomniac Games Full Moon Show, they were promising a screen shot of said sneak peek – this screen shot I share with you now, check it out.

This shot is taken from our E3 level, Metropolis, and it’s the first thing a player will see after the opening movie plays. It’s probably safe to say that the Captain Quark statue may not make it out in one piece. As for why Metropolis is under attack, well… it has something to do with heavily armed robotic commandos, large space ships and, maybe, something to do with Ratchet’s unknown past that is coming back to haunt him. Or maybe Quark pressed the wrong button in the planetary defense center again and is about to see his chiseled likeness go up in smoke because of it. It’s too early to say much more…

There will also be penguins, courtesy of the Transmorpher. The Transmorpher is one of our new devices (along with the Grooveitron and several others that we haven’t announced yet) that will turn most enemies into penguins. Because, really, they are all the rage these days, and we didn’t want to be left out of the penguin craze; sheep are too last gen for us.

With time permitting at E3 this week, I’ll try to chime back in here with more RCF details from the show.

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+ BazC on July 8th, 2007 at 8:23 am said:

Getting more excited about this every time i see it


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+ Ghostm on July 8th, 2007 at 8:26 am said:

Second.
I’m so excited about the PS3 this year. I want to hear all the bashing stop.


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+ dragNdrift on July 8th, 2007 at 8:32 am said:

nice… I’m all for turning baddies into penguins… but I may have major problems with actually blasting said penguins to blubbery pieces.

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+ bigshynepo on July 8th, 2007 at 8:52 am said:

Haha I’m a penguin lover too and glad to see some avian-comedy make it into the game. I am excited to see the sheer number of moving sprites and objects on the screen in this game. It should set a new bar for platformers for both systems. Keep up the great work, I can’t wait for E3!


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+ tearsofash on July 8th, 2007 at 8:58 am said:

Penguins are always a plus.


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+ Ollebro on July 8th, 2007 at 8:58 am said:

im so waiting for E3!


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+ chase on July 8th, 2007 at 9:03 am said:

looks good


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+ Silver R. Wolfe on July 8th, 2007 at 9:08 am said:

Can’t you please release a demo? That would be so amazingly awesome.


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+ rukusa on July 8th, 2007 at 9:26 am said:

Oh my god.

What the hell are the Sony guys feeding you lol :).

It looks amazing. The PS3 is really catching up very quick in terms of graphics.


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+ chase on July 8th, 2007 at 9:26 am said:

demo please


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+ AznSniper on July 8th, 2007 at 9:33 am said:

that’s a sweet pic….hope to hear more about the game at E3


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+ womfalcs3 on July 8th, 2007 at 9:40 am said:

What a great screenshot!!!


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+ fireras on July 8th, 2007 at 9:43 am said:

hey, I love penguins but you guys better still have the Mootator in there or else

*insert evil monkey pointing here*


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+ sectionz on July 8th, 2007 at 9:52 am said:

Transmorphers was a TERRIBLE B flick .. so bad you have to watch it. My niece (and i) can’t wait for this game to come out ;).


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+ Farhad91 on July 8th, 2007 at 9:55 am said:

captain quark is in the game…….thank god for

a demo please


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+ zane_7849 on July 8th, 2007 at 9:57 am said:

Woot! That looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to call into work when this game comes out.


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+ sneakattack28 on July 8th, 2007 at 10:03 am said:

it would be nice if u guys realease a demo of every game u show us so u can compete with the rivals.


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+ darkiewonder on July 8th, 2007 at 10:18 am said:

Woot. Penguins are hot. Dancing Hippos would be stellar :D


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+ linton on July 8th, 2007 at 10:20 am said:

Im fully embarresed to say – ive never played any ratchet n clank games!, looks like im gonna have to to a few 2nd hand shops and get the originals b4 buying this bad ass looking ps3 incarnation


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+ Jeigh on July 8th, 2007 at 10:32 am said:

“Or maybe Quark pressed the wrong button in the planetary defense center again’ XD I love the sense of humor you bring to this series. Know that we love you and will continue to support you! …Well, at least until a younger, hotter, looser game comes along! XD Just kidding!


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+ CitizenInsane27 on July 8th, 2007 at 10:37 am said:

Yeah, if you guys can, please, release a bunch of demos after, or even during E3, PLEASE, get these interactive teasers into our hands so that we can get a taste of the future!


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+ Godofwar55555 on July 8th, 2007 at 10:59 am said:

I think this game looks like a pixar film in terms of graphics, which is a very good thing. I cannot wait for this game, isn’t sopposed to come out in the fall, that is quick for a new game from Insomniac, the are amazing developers that make great games in a short period of time. I agree a demo of this would be awesome.

[]^XO


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+ Savage on July 8th, 2007 at 11:07 am said:

The original screenshot on flickr is 3840 x 2160. Will the game run at that kind of resolution? And if so will it be at 60 fps? Actually are there any TVs that support 2160p resolution ;o)?

That would certainly take the wind out of XBox360′s High Def sails if the game would run natively at that kind of resolution and at 60fps.


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+ Maddens Raiders on July 8th, 2007 at 11:07 am said:

Sometimnes it’s hard to imagine that these are even real screen shots. This game looks simply Amazing!!!

It’s got AAA killer-app written all over it and I can’t wait.

cheers


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+ mckmas8808 on July 8th, 2007 at 11:14 am said:

Man this game looks great. Those Insomniacs have people thinking the AA in this screenshot is impossible. The IQ in Resistence was great, so why not this game right?


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+ Savage on July 8th, 2007 at 11:19 am said:

OK there is one TV called the
Westinghouse Quad HDTV which runs at 2160p but it costs around $50,000. A small leap up from the price of a PS3 price.


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+ balliinn on July 8th, 2007 at 11:23 am said:

wow that screen shot looks amazing!

can’t wait to play this game!


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+ Maddens Raiders on July 8th, 2007 at 11:24 am said:

I would never buy anything with Westinghouse on it for more than $20 bucks. Hell, the Sony 70″ XBR3 w/ triluminous technology clocks in at a smooth $33,000 USD so $50,000 USD is incredible…..but 2160p – WOW I’d like to see it. I read online once that there are already plans to make LCD’s that display at 14440p or some outrageous resolution with contrast at 10,000:1 — just insane numbers.


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+ naruto007 on July 8th, 2007 at 11:25 am said:

wow awesome job insomniac it looks like it was a huge amount of details.

keep the good work. and the good game : )


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+ Deathalo on July 8th, 2007 at 11:25 am said:

Looking really sweet, penguins are awesome, bout time they made it into the game. Maybe next time you could put pandas in :]


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+ Makasu on July 8th, 2007 at 11:33 am said:

I wish more developers were as active as Insomniac on these awesome updates on the blog. Great PR for the game and very informative to see the progress of the development.


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+ PS3_is_cool on July 8th, 2007 at 11:41 am said:

Nice! Hopefully a demo is in the works for the PSN.


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+ Mexicano_666 on July 8th, 2007 at 11:47 am said:

good good , this game looks awesome but the main issue is MGS4(sorry guys)…if it goes to the 360 then it will have a ripple effect maybe even RCF will go…who knows??????can any1 please just give me some news that MGS4 is not going anywhere!!!


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+ Scarecrow on July 8th, 2007 at 11:49 am said:

The graphics are just sickening…

Everything looks so solid…..


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+ Scarecrow on July 8th, 2007 at 11:50 am said:

Sickening in a good way ;P

lol reading my last comment sounds like I was bashing it.

But damn…Imsoniac is a company to be feared…


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+ androvsky on July 8th, 2007 at 11:52 am said:

Also very interested in the resolution, can the devkits really do that?


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+ natureman3 on July 8th, 2007 at 11:55 am said:

OMG !! it looks so impressive and the sense of scle is … breathtaking !!
It gave me the same feelings as one of the later trailers from Lair. Huge !!


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+ Mexicano_666 on July 8th, 2007 at 12:17 pm said:

guys there is some post at kotaku about the new ps3 controller
http://kotaku.com/gaming/rumor/rumble-sixaxis-in-developers-hands-276014.php
this is ubisoft trying out the controller during HAZE
dude 5:15 and 5:22 u can clearly see the controller L1 and R1 facing the camera.
So hopefull 360fanboys wont jump and say it is a black 360 controller.

Check it ouy!!


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+ joel on July 8th, 2007 at 12:22 pm said:

Asking for a demo?

All the demos in E3 might be out on the ps store next week, a haze demo, a heavenly sword, lalir, uncharted etc..if sony wants they can easily do that.


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+ Mexicano_666 on July 8th, 2007 at 12:27 pm said:

looking at this picture I can only think of one line

“AND SO IT BEGINS………”


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+ Agriel on July 8th, 2007 at 12:31 pm said:

wow that lost great thanks for that really, can’t wait for this game and E3!!


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+ CrimsonCalibur on July 8th, 2007 at 1:06 pm said:

Stunning screenshot! There is NO excuse for those other company’s crappy looking ports when amazing stuff like this is coming out in just a few months.


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+ HanSolo on July 8th, 2007 at 1:17 pm said:

ohhh i cant wait for this!!!
just a question, does the game run at 60 fps???


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+ SuMizzle on July 8th, 2007 at 1:19 pm said:

That screenshot is proof the 9 month old PS3 can achieve graphics the 2yr old 360 would chug at delivering. Insomniac is a fantastic dev and this game will be getting purchased.


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+ GFXology.com on July 8th, 2007 at 1:38 pm said:

@40

It also looks like later in the video, it looks like the blurred out controller is silver, take from that what you want.


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+ tielo on July 8th, 2007 at 1:48 pm said:

This is an amazing pic and what I’ve seen of the game is just delicius. Thanks for the sneek peek. Bring on the demo and a town because I’m sure I wet myself…


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+ Grym on July 8th, 2007 at 3:15 pm said:

I demand co-op. :(

It looks and sounds great otherwise.


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+ coolguy2000 on July 8th, 2007 at 3:18 pm said:

I am liking what I am seeing.


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+ MasterCharged on July 8th, 2007 at 3:27 pm said:

wow! insomniac must not be sleeping lol


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+ gamer812 on July 8th, 2007 at 3:32 pm said:

Looks great! I love that draw distance.


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