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Ted Price's Avatar + Posted by Ted Price on Mar 15, 2012 // CEO, Insomniac Games

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It’s amazing that it’s been almost 10 years since the release of the original Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation 2. A lot has changed since 2002, but your loyalty to our furry Lombax and his faithful robot companion has endured. As we reach the 10th Anniversary of Ratchet & Clank, we wanted to commemorate the achievements of the Ratchet & Clank saga.

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Today, we’re delighted to announce the Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary Celebration, which also simultaneously addresses the biggest current request from our fans: The Ratchet & Clank Collection. This will contain Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal – all remastered by Idol Minds, working closely with our team at Insomniac Games. In addition to a full 1080p HD remaster (720p stereoscopic 3D support) of all three games and the inclusion of three Platinum Trophies, we’re happy to confirm that the online competitive multiplayer from Up Your Arsenal will be included. Now you can check out the acclaimed multiplayer mode that many of you didn’t get to experience the first time on PS2.

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The collection will release this fall in North America. I know it’s a little bit later than the Spring European release, but it’s because we have something very special planned for our North American fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary, and we’ll share all the details very soon.

We’re so excited that PlayStation has worked to give our original Ratchet & Clank PS2 adventures the HD remaster treatment they deserve. Stay tuned in the coming months for more on the Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary Celebration, as well as more details, screenshots and footage as we near the release of the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

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+ The-fLASH-947 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

will there be split screen offline multiplayer and split screen online multiplayer


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+ Se7en0ps on March 15th, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

Here’s another company that listens closely to its fanbase. Thank you so much Insomniac, I’m buying :)


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+ Shin-Ra on March 15th, 2012 at 2:06 pm said:

All PS3 games are region free.

Want the game early? Import from SCEE.
Want whatever the extra content is? Import from SCEA.

Only importing from Japan/Asia is prohibitively expensive nowadays.

Judging by the screenshots, it’s at least native 720p with 2xMSAA so it’s already passed the minimum image quality I’d expect from an HD remaster.


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+ mtb0minime on March 15th, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

This is awesome news! Can’t wait to play those games for the thousandth time, but now in HD. The inclusion of UYA multiplayer is a welcome surprise. Without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer experiences I’ve ever had in all my time spent gaming. So many great memories with awesome players.

“Well, HD Collections at that price generally include 2 or 3 games…. soooo…”
So does this mean it will be included in a second HD collection with Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank? :)


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+ Carl-G on March 15th, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

BEST NEWS EVER! ! !:P Can’t wait to play them again. I don’t normally buy HD updates if i have played them already on the PS2 but i loved the R&C PS2 games;)

+ Any ‘NEW’ PS3 R&C games coming in the future to? ? ? Yep i can’t get enough of them:D

+ Shame SONY didn’t own the ‘TimeSplitters’ games because a HD update of those games would be awesome:P Oh well.


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+ The-fLASH-947 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

how do you get to play with your friends if it isnt a psn account I didnt get to play online on the originals


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

    You use your PSN account to get online, then inside the game you set up an account that you log into when you play


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on March 15th, 2012 at 2:13 pm said:

1080p true HD? WOW i’m pretty impressed, Thanks Ted!


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+ kizuna19821108 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Please release it in Japan!


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+ GibbShift on March 15th, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

Coming back in to request Deadlocked HD remake for $15 digital download from PSN. DO IT, INSOMNIAC!!!


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+ greyghost5992 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

^ was just about to suggest downloadable deadlocked :D


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+ kinhalchemist on March 15th, 2012 at 2:19 pm said:

This is great news!!

Is there any chance for a Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction trophy patch now?? As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration??

I mean, with this collection it will be the only main series game not to feature trophies! I love that game and wouldn’t mind doind 100% all over again to have the platinum! IG and Idol Minds, please consider it, I’m sure it will mean a lot to fans like me!!


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    Sorry, it’s not possible for us to patch TOD, for trophies or otherwise


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+ Nectern on March 15th, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

Already preordered Ratchet and clank is my favourite series ever.

Ted, can you confirm if Ratchet and Clank (1) will have a strafing option this time? I think it would greatly improve the combat mechanics even if you included it as an option.

Thanks for the collection! Here’s hoping for a volume 2 collection ( Deadlocked + Others ) and a new Ratchet series ala Future for PS3 or PS4!

:D


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+ Scoobdude on March 15th, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

I caught my daughter playing the first game when she was just over 2. She is now going to be 10 and still throws in deadlocked to play with her 4 year old brother. I played the first 3 and the first one on ps3. As well as size matters. The kids and I LOOOOVE this series.

Thank you.


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm said:

    You’re very welcome!


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+ Jedi_Jeff on March 15th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

It’s great that these games are being re-released for all those people who haven’t played them yet. But I just want to know WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO RATCHET’S FAMILY?! and WHY HAVEN’T WE FOUND THEM IN A GAME YET?!!!!!!! Maybe that will be the surprise?


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+ Nectern on March 15th, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

James*, can you confirm if Ratchet and Clank (1) will have a strafing option this time? I think it would greatly improve the combat mechanics even if you included it as an option.

I’m sorry to ask again but I REALLY want this to happen as an option.

THANKS!!!


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on March 15th, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

btw, after all this from Insomniac, Ready At dawn & Bluepoint how can the scumbags over at cRapcom getaway with calling their lame no-plat-rush-cash-grabs HD remasters?

cRapcom are $h**ing all over the HD remaster idea, which can brings down the true remasters through simple association. Sony, you should have a second tier title for lame HD remasters – something like “Half Done rehash” so gamers can tell them apart.


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+ kinhalchemist on March 15th, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

Okay… :’(

Looking forward to the other stuff you have for the celabration then!! Love the series, can’t wait for more great news!!


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+ The-fLASH-947 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

thank you James but could you answer another question will there be splitscreen online multiplayer


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

    I don’t believe the original game had this, so no


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 5:26 pm said:

    Ok, I was wrong, it did (it’s been 8 years!)… and I believe it’ll be in UYA… obviously updating that is tough, but it’s currently mostly working, so looking good to be in there for final


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on March 15th, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

*bring


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+ Domino-Violet on March 15th, 2012 at 2:38 pm said:

EEEEEEEPPPPPPPPP! OMG! Can’t wait, my mom got me the first Ratchet & Clank for my birthday and I fell in love with it :D So excited!


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+ NeoX360 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

I am a huge Ratchet and Clank fan ever since day one of the PS2 release. Actually I think there was a demo for R&C before the release for PS2 that sold me on it.

Even though I have all the ratchet and clank games for PS2, PSP and PS3, I will buy this for sure for the extras that it will surely have and the updated presentation. The HD collections I have so far have all been awesome.

There are plenty of other great PS2 games that could use an HD Collection too, so keep them coming!


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+ Shin-Ra on March 15th, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

@54 The Jak Collection isn’t even full 720p (960×720 I believe), has no anti-aliasing, it’s missing graphics/effects and the claustrophobic widescreen vertical FoV wasn’t improved which is one of the easiest fixes to make for the gameplay camera. Mass Media may have had the most difficult task delving into Naughty Dog’s unusual tools/code/engine but once SCEA made the choice to remaster the games, they should have supported Mass Media with the time and any extra technical resources they needed to match the image quality and faithfulness (of the bits you WANT kept) of previous SCE remasters.

If you’ve never played the games, maybe you’ll get more enjoyment from the “HD remaster” but if I’m rebuying a game as an HD remaster, I expect all the game intact (including the sun!) and a minimum good level of image quality.


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

    We and Idol Minds are doing our best to learn from those things. Keep in mind though, sometimes this stuff (ie FOV/Camera) and the way they were set up on the PS2 games, makes them difficult to adjust. As a global system and game-wide thing, tweaking/adjusting can cause tons of problems. And with both Ratchet and Jak, Naughty Dog and us were wrenching every little bit of power out of the PS3, so there were lots of “cheats” and “hacks” put in that now cause problems when you try and change certain systems too much.

    Anyways, just saying. When working on this, everyone is doing there best, and things that seem “small” or like something you’d “tweak” on a PC game, have far-reaching effects in a game built for one console under tight deadlines


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+ Shin-Ra on March 15th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

@55 The Silent Hill HD Collection looks like it could be the worst remaster yet.

Downgraded textures (unbelievable I know), broken contrast and desaturated colour (and the game wasn’t exactly colourful to start with), removed major visual filters (SH3 at least), removed depth of field (SH2 toilet intro at least), sharp jaggy and less dynamic shadows, at the very least muted lighting and rain streak effect in SH3′s rainy car scene, less and in some scenes completely removed volumetric fog effect, stretched FMV (at least give 4:3 option).

And that’s just what you can tell from a limited number of scenes in Gamespot’s comparison.

http://youtu.be/KQxW6h920UY?hd=1

Silent Hill 2′s FMV was 60fps on PS2 but the PC and Xbox ports were dropped to 30fps with more compression artifacting and sound sync issues. The HD remaster appears to be based on the PC version but you can’t judge framerate from YouTube and a majority of web video. I think GameTrailers host 60fps videos now.


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+ Ratchetti on March 15th, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

My favourite game series of all time (for some reason I have Solid Snake avatar now…) and I’m glad to hear this is now finally announced :)! I love how rumors are 99% correct in game industry x)…

Anyways, there’s one HUGE thing I’m not happy about… Ratchet: Deadlocked is _NOT_ included in the collection! Seriously!?! WHY??? You have to release it someday… I know it’s easy to sell an HD trilogy, and it’s also easy to set the price. It’s not the most loved game of the series, because it’s different from the other R&C games, and people don’t seem to like it when stuff gets changed *cough*All4One*couch*. Ratchet: Deadlocked is really really underrated game imo (it did sell pretty well though). That being said, I love how there’s multiplayer in UYA, but I prefered Deadlocked’s online mode.

Also, congratulation Insomniac Games :)! Keep up the great work!


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+ D-Squad3 on March 15th, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

This is just ****ing great! 60FPS!!!


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+ Godfather1 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

YES! I was LITERALLY just talking about this with a friend yesterday about how this should be made. I swear I’m psychic.

JAMES STEVENSON, WILL THERE BE A COLLECTORS EDITION? IF SO, TAKE MY MONEY RIGHT NOW!!

Or is it too early to say?


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+ The-fLASH-947 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:10 pm said:

thanks for the answer james

looking forward to spring !


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+ OxyFenix on March 15th, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

I’m sorry but I won’t be buying this without Deadlocked. That was my favorite one, I played it over and over and still have my ps2 copy. I will pay more, or would have. Now I just hope and HD version comes out on PSN. I disagree with the critics who claim Deadlocked was the worse. It was the best.


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+ Alcaeora on March 15th, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

I will definitely pre-order this soon! thank you so much for releasing this finally


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

    You will definitely want to pre-order if you’re in North America :-)


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+ DarkS2K on March 15th, 2012 at 3:23 pm said:

awesome news! but why no deadlocked? =(


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+ andremal on March 15th, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

Heck to the Yeah baby! Woooot! I’m extremely excited. I decided to give Crack In Time a try shortly after getting my first PS3 and since then Ratchet & Clank have climbed their way up the ranks to become one of my favorite franchises! I never had a PS2 so I missed all three of these games. I can’t accurately convey my level of excitement for this collection. Awesome!


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+ boardbrtn on March 15th, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

Fantastic! Now give me the same thing for Kingdom Hearts I and II!


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+ dreadedpotato on March 15th, 2012 at 3:33 pm said:

No comments on the PSP version of Size Matters no longer being on the PSN if you haven’t already purchased it?


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

    We didn’t develop Size Matters, so not sure what’s going on there


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+ bow7 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

This is fantastic news. I am happy it is coming to my territory soon but the big question I have is. Will we get the original name for Up Your Arsenal or will it continue to be called Locked and Loaded?


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

    I think Locked and Loaded was Going Commando, and Up Your Arsenal was Ratchet 3…

    I’m not actually sure what’s happening there for the localized versions. We’ll find out!


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+ a_randay92 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:44 pm said:

I cannot wait. Now I can finally play all the Ratchet and Clanks I never experienced on the PS2 on the PS3, and can get the other Ratchet and Clanks for PS3 without feeling like I missed something! For a person who never had the PS2 and missed all these amazing games, like Sly Cooper (played on my cousin’s ps2, great times), Jak and Daxter, GoW, and the Shadow of Colossus/ICO collections, these HD collections have been amazing!


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+ GraNd__iLLusion on March 15th, 2012 at 3:45 pm said:

This is the best thing that happened to me since I got my PS3. Thank you insomniac for bringing back the memories :D good times on UYA multiplayer


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+ ClassicSpyroFan on March 15th, 2012 at 3:49 pm said:

when I first herd rumors about this I thought that this collection would be only at 720p, but 1080p?! As Skid would say, awesome! but multiplayer too?!?!?! Wow, talk about over achieving!!! Hopefully this wont be a lazy port like the Jak and Daxter collection but I trust that Insomniac games trusts Idol Minds. I’m REALLY looking forward to this and can’t wait for another nostalgia blast!! btw any news on Overstrike?


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

OMG OMG OMG! Thank you SO MUCH sony, idol minds and most importantly, Insomniac! is is litterally, no joke, my fave game series. I REALLY wanted this to happen after my other fave, sly, got an HD collection. OMG! Fall 2012 here i come!

My updated game list, on what im getting this year:
- Silent Hill HD Collection
- Ratchet and clank collection
- Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection
- GTA V
- Silent Hill Downpour
- Obscure D ( FINALLY!, BEEN WAITING FOR A NEW OBSCURE!)
- Tomb Raider
- Resident evil operation raccoon city
- Resident Evil 6


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

    You will definitely want to get a pre-order of this game, that’s all I’m saying :-)


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

My question… Why is Deadlocked, Size matters and Secret agent clank excluded?


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+ Gamefreek67 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:59 pm said:

I am so PSYCHED by this announcement!

A lot of my Playstation Online friends are people I met back in the days of playing UYA online. I can’t wait to get the gang back together and school some of the R&C newbies when the game releases this fall!


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+ starscreamerx31 on March 15th, 2012 at 3:59 pm said:

Im so pumped for this game. I never gave them the chance back in the days and have been kicking my self ever since. Not missing out this time!


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

Ok, 1 more question:

Can there at least be PS2 classics ports of Deadlocked, Size matters and Secret Agent clank.
Looking in comments, it seems several are disapointed by the exclusion of Deadlocked, and im disapointed by the exclusion of Size Matters. Cant they come to PS2 classics then? SO they wont be forgotten?


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+ Greyson_Hawk on March 15th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

One of my favorite series is finally getting the HD treatment :D
I’m a little bummed that Deadlocked isn’t included in the collection (im kinda curious why, but im sure theres a reasonable explanation), but i definitely can’t complain about the three main games being in there!
This will definitely be a day 1 pickup for me when it comes out!


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

Let this “surprise” insomniac, be…
THAT YOU GOT RIGHTS FROM ACTIVISION TO REMAKE SPYRO! OMG, I WOULD CRY FOR LITTERALLY 1 YEAR!


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+ grinder-12_L on March 15th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

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+ ToxicKookie on March 15th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

Will you be adding strafing and other gameplay tweeks to the first R&C?


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+ grinder-12_L on March 15th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

YAY!!!!!!!!
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+ Nishan on March 15th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

I know you obviously cannot say yes or no to a second Ratchet and Clank Collection featuring DEADLOCKED, Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank.

But can you consider it? I will BUY all these sony HD collections because I missed out on all the ps2 gems back in the day.

I am more excited for HD collections than some new titles!


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+ anonymus212 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

“This option was considered [Deadlocked]. We had our reasons for this way, but don’t think we didn’t think of it”
“Again, everything should be available to all”
“You will definitely want to pre-order if you’re in North America :-)”

If my intuition isn’t failing me, I would make a strong guess, due to these comments, that :

Deadlocked will be released on the PS Store as a stand-alone HD remaster and North Americans, should they pre-order, as a result of waiting, will get it free of charge. Europeans will also get it, but will have to pay.

That would be my best guess for the 10th ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE.


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    + James Stevenson on March 15th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

    That would be crafty of us, wouldn’t it?

    That’s not the big 10th Anniversary Surprise though :-)


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+ MAXIMO273 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

This made my day… i played thru 1 & 3 on ps2 ,but never got to play 2 ,and when i got into 3 mutliplayer is pretty much a wasteland so i’m glad its making it over…now if you guys would only give us optional move support i’d be happy. I think ratchet & clank is a series that screams the ablilty to point & shoot. If they could do it with Infamous there’s no reason it can’t be done with Ratchet.


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