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Ratchet & Clank Future Weapon Design Contest

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Mar 20, 2009 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Hey everyone,

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Ratchet & Clank, but we wanted to give you an early scoop on a couple of things happening with everyone’s favorite lombax and robot duo!

First off, we’re excited to announce Captain Qwark’s “My Blaster Runs Hot” Ratchet & Clank Future Weapon Design Contest Sponsored by Gadgetron, which will hence be referred to in this post as CQMBRHRCFWDCSG. We’ll post the full details of the CQMBRHRCFWDCSG next Friday at www.ratchetandclank.com, but in the meantime if you want to get a head start on CQMBRHRCFWDCSG, you should brainstorm ideas for a new Ratchet & Clank weapon. To enter, you’ll need to provide a description of the weapon, as well as an image (this can be anything… even a Captain Qwark-style crayon blueprint!). The prize is going to be pretty epic, and every Ratchet & Clank fan will have a chance to recognize the winner’s hard work.

And in honor of CQMBRHRCFWDCSG, we’re having a sale on Quest for Booty! You can download this pirate-themed fun-size adventure off the PlayStation Network at for low sale price of $9.99. If you haven’t had a chance to play Quest for Booty yet, this is your chance!

Some other super exciting Ratchet & Clank news, DC Direct has revealed the line of Ratchet & Clank figures that will be available this fall. Here’s a special sneak peek image of the in-progress figures, though these guys are still getting some additional love! They should be available this fall!

Ratchet & Clank figures - available this fall!

Also, one small request from us at Insomniac in the spirit of March Madness, head over to the Escapist and vote for us! While you’re there, make sure to vote for some of our other good friends, like Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, SCE Santa Monica, and Zipper!

We’ll be back next week with all of the details on CQMBRHRCFWDCSG (including the grand prize), and some even more exciting news. Bryan Intihar and I will be around today to answer questions in the comments!

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+ Chase167 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Quest for Booty ILL PASS UNTIL THOPHIES


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+ StargamerX on March 20th, 2009 at 12:03 pm said:

OMG Yes! Now I need to think of a really cool idea!


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+ Xoonaka on March 20th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Contests like these are the absolutely coolest thing…

Well, right behind WINNING a contest like this. I hope I can do it!


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+ AssassinHD on March 20th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

“CQMBRHRCFWDCSG”

This is why you guys are my favorite developers. You have a killer sense of humor.


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+ peevmyster on March 20th, 2009 at 12:06 pm said:

doesn’t qfb support trophies?

I would like to see R&C trophies though.


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+ Milereb on March 20th, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

Oeh giddies I’m all excited. You guys rock!


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+ wyshad on March 20th, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

I forgot just how friggin awesome Ratchet and Clank is — I really hope there’s a new game soon (with trophies, please!) – seriously, I can’t wait


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+ TheHater2 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

NO Quest for Booty doesn’t support trophies. But this game doesn’t need trophies. R&C: QFB was the best %15 dollars I spend on a DLC.


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+ smokey_vols on March 20th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

Those figures look great, I might even pick up one of Ratchet and Clank.


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+ rbanke on March 20th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

Excited for these and the Resistance ones too.

BTW, I just want to show some support for R2. I just got done reading the Reistance (and now R&C) figurines thread on Neogaf (i dont have an account there or id have posted), and im allways annoyed by the people coming down on R2, one of my favorite games of 2008. Keep up the good work!


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

    Thanks, we really appreciate that!


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+ TwinDad on March 20th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

No Trophy Support, and it doesn’t need it. One of the best downloadable games, and worth the $15 none sale price. R&C fans likely have it, don’t let trophies stop you.

BTW, Fall can’t come soon enough. Will you have updates on the Blog as far as new games go, down the road closer to launch?


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+ enewtabie on March 20th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Any word on what you guys are doing here in NC. I’m like 20mins away from the RTP. Welcome to the neighborhood!


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+ jakinov on March 20th, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

Would you prefer color?
Would you mind if it’s digital but 100% original?

Oh and was the thign at the end of quest for booty still coming this year :)?


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+ jakinov on March 20th, 2009 at 12:23 pm said:

nvm about my questions I didn’t read properly^


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+ Thrasher20 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

Design??? Yayuh! I bet I will win ;)


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+ SageJiraiya on March 20th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

Is this contest available in Canada?


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+ jcpetersen on March 20th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

Insomnimaniacs;

Here’s a non-trophy related question about the next game: will there be benefits for having a Tools of Destruction or Quest for Booty save file?

I’ve had to replace my PS3 since I finished those games, and haven’t replayed them. Just wondering if there will be a reward if I do.


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+ SageJiraiya on March 20th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

@17
Replaced your PS3?
What?


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+ Armstrong on March 20th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

Hey James, I created an escapist account just to vote for Insomniac. We’re still behind a little but if enough PSB readers do it, we’ll come through!

Cheers!


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

    Thanks a ton! Tell your friends


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+ Poopypirate on March 20th, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

cheese thrower


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 20th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Trophies for both ToD and QFB would be a nice addition. I’ve had both since they released. I’m a long time R&C fan.


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+ Arsenal55 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:34 pm said:

How many time can I submit a weapon?


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+ Lucreto on March 20th, 2009 at 12:34 pm said:

Cool competition. I have tons on ideas but I live in Ireland and I am sure it is only in the US.

I want the Nefarious and Captain Quark figure

I have a quick Question
Is the Full moon show starting again soon? I enjoy the banter on a quiet Thursday evening.


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

    We will be starting the Full Moon Show again sometime soon.


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+ FE_RR on March 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

i already bought quest for booty, but cannot download (throws a [DELETED] error 8)…i want to play, someone having this issue too?..


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+ reson8er on March 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

I already came up with a gun, though I’m not sure of how it would “damage” enemies lol.


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+ Watchmann on March 20th, 2009 at 12:39 pm said:

I’ll get my eldest daughter on the weapon design contest post haste. I’m thinking I know what toys will be under tree this xmas!

To add my voice to the herd… any chance of a trophy patch for Q4B? Pretty Please?


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

    Sorry – there is no chance of patching Q4B. It actually isn\’t possible for us.

    All future Insomniac games will have trophies though.


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+ JoeDuke4 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

SWEETNESS! INSOMNIAC is awesome! Just take your time for more ambitious projects. Anyway, QFB is really great. Can’t wait to submit my designs. ITs open to Canada right?


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+ Reigncloud777 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

Please please oh puh-lease say that more R&C is on the way this fall or how about even sooner???And throphy support would be nice but a new R&C game/chapter in the Quest for Booty would be nicer!! Keep up the amazing work on this beloved franchise!! You have the communities support 110%


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+ StargamerX on March 20th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

Back with some questions about the contest:

Will the design be used in RCF2, similar to the unlockable skin of James in RCF? (In the post you said: “The prize is going to be pretty epic, and every Ratchet & Clank fan will have a chance to recognize the winner’s hard work.”)

Will there be runner-up prizes, and how is it decided who wins?

I’ll probably have more questions later :P


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

    There will be runner-up prizes. Can\’t reveal anything about the prize yet. Stay tuned to the PlayStation Blog and http://www.ratchetandclank.com... we\’ll reveal the contest rules and prizes and much more next week.


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+ decimalator on March 20th, 2009 at 12:49 pm said:

Oh, I’m all over that! Great contest idea.


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+ lilbuddy on March 20th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

Downloaded quest once I found out about the price drop….T H A N X!!!!!!! You guys have don’t an absolutely great job on the Ratchet and Clank games, keep up the great work.


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+ Modster79 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

long live Ratchet and Clank ;)

i actually do have an idea for a weapon…i’ve had it since i got R&C 1 in ’03 lol…then it evolved as more R&Cs came…


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+ lebron_accel on March 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Proof that a new ratchet and clank game is coming on PS3( they might use the winner’s weapon on the game!)


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+ Tikicobra on March 20th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

I wanna know what the prize will be.

Also, can’t wait for the figures. The Clank looks pretty weird, though.


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:

    They have gotten a lot of love since those photos were taken. Clank, Ratchet and Qwark are looking even better now!


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+ ThomasAnthony on March 20th, 2009 at 12:57 pm said:

Awesome, but now I’ll think about what weapon I should create for R&C instead of remembering which packages go where…


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+ zombiefriend on March 20th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

@17: …..nope.

voted for you Insomniac ;) i cant wait for the next RaCF


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+ rcffan13 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

Will I be able to make a few different weapon designs? I have, like five ideas already.


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+ StrykerIsland on March 20th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

Any chance trophies will come to either ToD or Booty? I have both, and would love a reason to pop ‘em in and play through them again. :)

Can’t wait to hear what the next game will be.


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+ AmericanNinja1 on March 20th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

Hi James and Bryan! When will the Full Moon Show be coming back?


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+ Watchmann on March 20th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

@The Trophy Herd (that’s me and my fellow meta-game loving brethren)

Umm….did we scare away James & Bryan with our tough trophy touting talk? I’m not seeing any comments ;)


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+ maxedj on March 20th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

this is goig to be easy to do like a piece of cake


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+ stlthriot on March 20th, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

I LOVE the Ratchet & Clank series!
(Only disappointed by the PSP one that is not by Insomniac.)

I must admit, the most exciting news would be trophy support for Tools of Destruction and Quest For Booty! :D I guess we will see!

Or, the announcement of a new Ratchet & Clank game! Or both! hehe


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+ Onna76_NL on March 20th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

Trophies would have been fun for both R&C games but I honestly don’t miss them, so that people don’t buy an amazing game only because it doesn’t have trophies I’ve got one word it… “PATHETIC”. You had to play game for the past 2 decades without trophies and now all of the sudden you no longer buy games as they don’t contain trophies?!

Concerning those figures are they available for International shipping? I’d really like to have R&C and Captain Quark :-D

For the game I can’t wait to play it on the PS3!


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

    I\’m sure some retailers will sell them for export.

    You can usually find many action figures on eBay right after they come out too, so I\’m sure you\’ll be able to import them.


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+ Dehshizknight on March 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Quest for Booty was well worth the $15 I paid for it when it came out. At only $10 and with more content than most PSN games, this is a must-buy for owners of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.


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+ deadpool7 on March 20th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

I heart Insomniac!

Just downloaded Quest for Booty last night. Can’t wait to play it. I’m EAGERLY awaiting the next R&C this Fall.


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+ Zezzler on March 20th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

Will this contest be open to Canada?


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+ Exlonox on March 20th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

I’m stoked for any tidbits coming out for the next Ratchet game. I have a feeling it will be the best yet!


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+ lakaiHIGH on March 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

count me in! i live for the competition.

peace,
Lh


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+ hife on March 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

Nice action figures. Can’t wait for the R2 ones, but I just can’t believe they are coming out almost a year after the game!


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    + James Stevenson on March 20th, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

    Trust me, they will be well worth the wait. DC is a pleasure to work with and their product is great!


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+ RGS-14 on March 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

I bought Ratchet & Clank Future Quest for Booty and Tools of Destruction on day 1.
Is there any chance you guys will patch any of these two games with trophy support?


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