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Set Course for Booty this August

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Aug 01, 2008 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty will be available for download on the PlayStation Network Store on August 21st for $14.99. Even better news: Q4B will also be available in Europe on the 21st, and in Japan on August 22nd.

Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty Island Vista

For those of you who don’t know much about Quest for Booty, Ratchet continues the search for his missing mate, Clank, in this pirate-themed sequel to Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Even though Q4B is a downloadable game, it packs all of the AAA-production punch you’ve come to expect from every Insomniac Games title.

As for the gameplay, Q4B focuses heavily on exploration and platforming, along with some of new experimental action for the franchise. For example, Ratchet will use the new kinetic tether on his Wrench to manipulate the environment, and he’ll use elements such as light and shadows to his advantage.

We think Quest for Booty is perfect for existing Ratchet & Clank fans and players new to the franchise. If you’ve been a fan over the years, you’ll be compelled to help solve the mystery of Clank’s kidnapping and if you’re just getting started, Quest for Booty offers a great entry point with and action-packed 3-4 hour experience for almost the same price as a movie ticket. Plus, Q4B has pirates… and booty… and it’s really fun to say “Quest for Booty” out loud with a pirate accent.

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+ misteroy on August 1st, 2008 at 6:02 am said:

Incredible stuff! Can’t wait for more


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+ InfernalTempestX on August 1st, 2008 at 6:02 am said:

This should be fun!


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+ PirateThom on August 1st, 2008 at 6:02 am said:

Insomniac + Pirates = must buy from me.


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+ stewey on August 1st, 2008 at 6:08 am said:

Awesome! I can’t wait for this game!


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+ nbnz on August 1st, 2008 at 6:09 am said:

I’m buying anyway but just for info does this game support the new XMB features, i.e. Trophies and/or Custom Soundtracks?


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+ D1rk-Knight on August 1st, 2008 at 6:19 am said:

Great. All we need now is the PSN CARD.


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am said:

    I\’ve seen them popping up in random places, keep your eyes open, they do exist!


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+ Pesico on August 1st, 2008 at 6:20 am said:

Looking forward to play this game. Insomniac is one of my favourite developers.


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+ GeminiBoy on August 1st, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

This is a Must Buy, but I have a question…

How large is the game (file)?

I’ve been collecting booty on my hard drive for a while and space is becoming a small problem. :)


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+ Neon Kitten on August 1st, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

Sounds great – but what will it cost in Australia?

We’re usually reamed on price for PSN games compared to the US. US$14.99 is currently AUS$16.07, but what’s the bet we get slugged $25 or even $30 for it…

Price parity *worldwide* is long overdue on PSN.

By the way, any rough idea of the size of the download?


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am said:

    SCEE will announce pricing for its territories separately. The pricing is set by the publisher in each territory :-)

    Can\’t say on download size. It will vary by territory based on the number of languages included in your pkg.


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+ Gunwing on August 1st, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

Yeah this game will rock! Please get the PSN cards to major retailers! We need them so badly it’s not even funny! For some reason only small privitely owned store chains around the world are getting them right now, and on top of that the major store chains have no idea they are even in the pipe for Sony! Please get the word out and get a darn release date!


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+ talannon on August 1st, 2008 at 6:22 am said:

Can’t wait for this game. Future tools of Destruction was probably my favorite game of 2007 and I am sure this one is gonna be great.

Will there be trophy support for this game?


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:19 am said:

    No trophies, unfortunately. The trophy spec was just coming into clarity along with the new 2.4 firmware when we were wrapping up Q4B.

    But never fear, every future Insomniac title, including Resistance 2, will have trophies!


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+ wcmarchese on August 1st, 2008 at 6:27 am said:

Just a question. Will this game have in-game music?


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:20 am said:

    Nope, same sort of thing as trophies. The other aspect to that is you do have to devote some system resources to make this happen, so you need to plan for it in well in advance.

    Still, it\’s a really cool feature.


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+ onisat on August 1st, 2008 at 6:31 am said:

will the game have trophy support


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+ cabrito on August 1st, 2008 at 6:34 am said:

I promise I’ll get this game in the first day!

Great work guys!!

Will there be trophies for it?


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+ Azmo85 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:34 am said:

Everybody wants trophies bring them :)


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+ frostquake on August 1st, 2008 at 6:36 am said:

James? Anybody?
What will the size of Q4B install be? I can’t believe I am saying this but my 60 gig is quickly running out of space. If you guys are going to be moving to a download service, do you not take into consideration how fast hard drives are filling up and how that impacts the ability to download content. We need 500 gig or 1 terabyte hard drives for this new world order of downloading everything. Does the PS3 even support 1 terabyte hard drives?
THANKS
psn:frostquake


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:27 am said:

    No idea on what the PS3 will support, but it takes standard laptop hard drives that are, of course, much cheaper than the proprietary drives.

    In addition, you can even use external drives USB with the PS3 which are much cheaper than even the laptop drives. Google around and you\’ll see what I mean.


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+ dan1066 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:36 am said:

why is it that insomniac hate trophies?
no trophies for r&ctod, resistance 1 and now this too.
yea resistance 2 will have them but only because they have to be in the game. why is it that ye patched resistance for rumble and everything yet ye wont make a small trophy patch?
ill buy this either way because i love the game but still i think it should have trophies ye are a proper developer and ye know how trophies work since resistance 2 will have them.
i think what ye are doing with resistance and ratchet&clank is unfair the games already have a trophy like unlocking system in place why not just replace that with psn trophies?


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:29 am said:

    Hi there,

    Everyone here at Insomniac is working incredibly hard on getting Resistance 2 complete. We don\’t have people to spare to re-open our past projects — Resistance: Fall of Man received a rumble patch because we still had a team working on it at that time.

    It\’s a lot harder than just \”replacing the skill point system\” as well, because we have to re-open a closed project, and then submit the game through format QA again. It actually takes a lot of time on a big game and any time we spent on that would negatively effect Resistance 2.


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+ snipeshot14 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:39 am said:

Sick. Its only $14.99. It looks like it will have good graphics to. How long will the game be?


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+ p-s-3 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

Will it come out on Blu-ray to soon???
Can’t wait! ;-P


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    + James Stevenson on August 1st, 2008 at 9:31 am said:

    It will release on Blu-Ray disc in Europe only, at this time. SCEE hasn\’t announced a date yet, but we hope it should be soon.


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+ FritoZ on August 1st, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

@18

it says in the article the game wil be 3-5 hours long.

I think I’ll wait till it goes on sale…

I love RandC, but this seems kinda quick..

now maybe if there were trophy’s…


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+ blkant on August 1st, 2008 at 6:45 am said:

I bet this will be delayed too…..


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+ darkos87 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:47 am said:

I absolutely loved the pirate levels in Ratchet and Clank Future, thought they were the best part of the game! :D

So R&C: Q4B is instant win for me.


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+ darkos87 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:48 am said:

Plus I can get my brother to try it, he’s more of a Jak Fan… Well i’m an R&C fanboy :P


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+ crazypenguin on August 1st, 2008 at 6:48 am said:

LOVE this game, and how i need another PSN card or something in order to get it!


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+ PhenzCrete on August 1st, 2008 at 6:50 am said:

Looks like a cool game, wonder if this will be delayed just like every other piece of software on PSN. Hopefully not, and if it does you will probably have the decency to let us know wayyyy before, unlike Jeff and Jack Tretton waiting till midnight to let us know that software has been delayed again. It almost sounds like Home all over again. Sorry for the rant, this will be a must buy for me.


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+ darkos87 on August 1st, 2008 at 6:51 am said:

Why would you want ingame music?! Pirate theme of R&C was awesome!


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+ Jvstin on August 1st, 2008 at 6:51 am said:

sweet. Ratchet is the bees knees.


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+ Fersis on August 1st, 2008 at 6:52 am said:

@21 blkant
we are talking about Insomniac here

News about Insomniac are always good news.
Theyre the favourite PS3 developers amongst fans.


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+ neo_bahamut on August 1st, 2008 at 6:56 am said:

Awesome! Thanks for the update!


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+ KaiserSosate on August 1st, 2008 at 6:57 am said:

Definitely a buy, I’m a big Ratchet and Clank fan.


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+ JamesL007 on August 1st, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

Now more then ever we need those PSN Cards, really this is a can’t miss title for hardcore fans of the Franchise too.

Hopefully they come soon, because this looks great, love that lombax.

-James


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+ StalkingSilence on August 1st, 2008 at 7:01 am said:

consider it bought!


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+ Clippins on August 1st, 2008 at 7:04 am said:

Quest for Booty should have a “quest for trophies” included in the game. Let’s get some trophy love for this game please.


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+ Fersis on August 1st, 2008 at 7:04 am said:

can i haz a job at insomniacz ?
I can mop floorz real good :D


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+ robmv on August 1st, 2008 at 7:07 am said:

I liked a lot the Tools of Destruction, but I read that it will be published it on the PSN for NA as an experiment, I personally will buy it from Europe (hopefully it is not region locked to force us to buy the downloadable version). I do not like the idea of big games (more than 10$ and more than 1GB of data) to be only available as download version.

Maybe if the PS3 OS had an option to backup game by game, instead of doing full backups everytime, I will buy more big PNS games, so i can delete them anytime i want, and reinstall from my backup fast without redownloading (and yes i have a big hard drive (160Gb) full of music and videos, and backing everything everytime is anoying)


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+ se7enthsign-psn on August 1st, 2008 at 7:07 am said:

Chances are, there will not be any sort of trophy support on this game. Like most of the developers have been saying, trophy support, in-game music, and google/youtube support are not just things you can tack on in a day or two. We probably won’t start seeing games with this stuff built in until late fall or winter.

Games that are coming out before then probably won’t have any of that stuff. The only games that will have trophy support anytime soon are smaller PSN games (SSHD, PJE) and games that are frequently updated (Burnout Paradise, Warhawk) So far, Uncharted has been the only exception to the rule.

Anyways, this looks like a good game regardless of 2.41 support. Since it is a PSN title, you never know, they might patch it later.


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+ Chrisrahosiris on August 1st, 2008 at 7:16 am said:

This game is so much fun to play


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+ nas2344 on August 1st, 2008 at 7:21 am said:

yup im dying to play this game its going to be amazing!


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+ ISEMAN on August 1st, 2008 at 7:29 am said:

Will be getting.


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+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on August 1st, 2008 at 7:30 am said:

In game music and Throphies??? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!


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+ Rendermonk on August 1st, 2008 at 7:41 am said:

Will this game feature Trophies? I will not purchase it unless it does.


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+ lakaihigh on August 1st, 2008 at 7:46 am said:

bring on the pirates… and the booty!!! hahaha. you were right about one thing for sure Steven, it is fun to say ‘Quest for Booty’ with a pirate accent. too bad no trophy love for us :(

peace,
Lh


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+ rwhp3 on August 1st, 2008 at 7:48 am said:

any trophies?


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+ KazeEternal on August 1st, 2008 at 7:50 am said:

Really happy to see a company like Insomniac putting their best foot forward for PSN games. I’m really excited about this game. Even if it is a 3 to 4 hour experience. Just wish it was 10 dollars instead of 15. I paid 10 for SSHD and I’ve gotten well over 30 hours of fun time out of that game. Then again compared to my other titles they aren’t as epic in size or scope.

Anyway great work Insomniac I hope to see more. Can’t wait for the Next R&CF game.


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+ youngplaya18 on August 1st, 2008 at 7:53 am said:

Ninjas > Pirates, lol. Still, can’t wait to get this game. Day one purchase for me


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+ Captain Fury on August 1st, 2008 at 7:55 am said:

nice…

now get working on Ratchet racing game! If theres a series that deserves a racing game is Ratchet…with all the crazy weapons!

:)


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+ Vistrix on August 1st, 2008 at 7:56 am said:

No trophies = no sale from me.

Anything thats coming out now should come with trophies.


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+ RandomEarthling on August 1st, 2008 at 7:58 am said:

Awesome. I’ve been wanting to know what happens to Clank so hopefully Q4B will give up some answers. Will your R&C save file transfer any data such as upgraded weapons and armor?


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+ davivman on August 1st, 2008 at 8:01 am said:

I loved tools of destruction and I can’t wait to continue the story later this month. I’ve bought more games on the PSN in the past few weeks than I have the whole previous year that I have owned my PS3. Keep up the great work guys!


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+ Elsa43 on August 1st, 2008 at 8:03 am said:

Can’t wait to continue the story of ToD! Love that you are moving to DLC to keep us happy till the next game. :)


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