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The Ratchet & Clank Collection Going 1080p on PS3, Multiplayer Included

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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+ Denalin on March 15th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

I remember getting all of the gold bolts and fully completing all three of these lovely games. I will gladly do it again in 1080p! I loved the multiplayer, it was so goofy and strangely tactical.


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:13 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!”

THIS^
If the collection sells well (it will), a second collection NEEDS to come for these 3. Theres just no way you can possibly abandon those 3!


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

I’ve got no problem with “only” 3 games on an HD Collection. However, this leaves Deadlocked just kind of hanging there since it was the last R&C PS2 game. Any chance of a PSN release at least, especially if this collection does well?
Unless the preorder bonus you keep hinting at actually is Deadlocked, which would just be amazing.


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+ Sobe121 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

i am speechless….keeping the online with the games…..it makes this collection x10 better! first day buy for sure.


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+ iwantpancakes on March 15th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

^Not counting Size Matters or Secret Agent Clank


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+ CallumO28 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Will R&C3 still have the Sly demo thing?


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+ TM1619 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

OH MY LORD. This has seriously brightened my day! I’m super happy now… Ratchet & Clank (Up Your Arsenal) was my first full-fledged PS2 game I ever played, and I have loved the series ever since. I’ve played every single game multiple times. It’s amazing it’s been 10 years since it first came out. I’m very excited for this collection! I’m also really excited to hear about the surprise. Can’t wait to play UYA multiplayer, seeing as I never had a chance to back then. AHHHHHH! This is beautiful. Ratchet & Clank forever!

Thanks Insomniac! :)


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

This^

I want to play a demo of sly 4 SO bad. Long time fan right here!
I have loved these sony exclusives forever. Growing up on Spyro, Crash, Ty, Sly, and Ratchet and clank make me happy. Im happy that Sly and Ratchet and clank are not forgotten. Spyro, Crash and ty were totally destroyed by Activision. Sorry to say, but its kinda Insomniacs Fault. They let the series go, and look what happened! Skylanders… GRRR.


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+ Tarqosis on March 15th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

As long as your preorder bonus isn’t exclusive to Gamestop. Nothing will make me give them a cent ever again.


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+ Elvick_ on March 15th, 2012 at 4:34 pm said:

Super excited. Finally I can beat Going Commando, my copy freezes in a cutscene. Which saves without the coordinates that the cutscene is supposed to give you. Leaving you wondering around aimlessly. ):

Only game in the series I’ve yet to beat because of it.

Shame Deadlocked won’t be here, but I hope we see it on PS3 eventually somehow. Whether a PS2 Classic or another Collection with Deadlocked and the two PSP ports to the PS2. I’d gladly buy that too.


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+ AceBeeDee on March 15th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

This news is so good even the mice in my ceiling are going crazy!


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+ IceColdKilla44 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

You guys wouldn’t happen to have a trailer lying around, would you? I’m dying to this action!


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+ Le_Masta on March 15th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

Has when a socom collection HD?


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+ dreadedpotato on March 15th, 2012 at 4:44 pm said:

Thanks for that answer. Kinda bummed cause I was looking forward to playing it on the Vita with the better stick @.@ PSP stick was terrible ; ;


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+ android92 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

I love Insomniac, and I love Ratchet and Clank! Could the surprise be the return of those awesome commercials with the weapon testers?


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+ sonic0xs on March 15th, 2012 at 4:46 pm said:

Aww man this is awesome. I wish that Tools of Destruction had trophies though. Definitely getting this!


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+ mad-deco on March 15th, 2012 at 4:51 pm said:

I’ve read all 161 comments before mine! This is how psyched I AM!!!!!!
Can’t wait til’ may 16th!!


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+ retro25 on March 15th, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

I knew that Ratchet and Clank collection will come. :) I still have 4 R&C PS2 games and beat them already and I can’t wait for this collection to come this fall and oh yeah…….Happy 10th anniversary Ratchet and Clank!!!!


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+ Velloid on March 15th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

This is excellent news! A definite day 1 buy for me. I bet for the 10th anniversary they will give a big discount on Quest for Booty and for Plus members it will be free ;-)

First they gave us Sly Cooper
Then Jax and Daxter
Then Ratchet & Clank
I can only hope that the Crash Bandicoot games and Resident Evil 1-3 are in the future plans.


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+ FORMIK on March 15th, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

People picking apart HD remasters hopefully don’t yell at movie directors releasing anniversary remakes for not fixing the actresses’ makeup or zooming out the camera.

This is great news, Insomniac, now hype this with some fancy avatars for people to display! Also, don’t forget avatars for your other great series, Resistance.

Let’s hear some news soon about Overstrike!


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+ FE_RR on March 15th, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

why this not include “size matters” nor deadlocked??


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+ QUINTISON on March 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

This is great news but i hope ALL ratchet games get the dual analog treatment which became standard in deadlocked which was either a hate/loved it with very little it was good.

The 1st and i believe 2nd ratchet games lacked move/strafe and separate freelook which was offered in the 3rd game and standard by the 4th.

While we’re talking ratchet i wish all 4 one offered dual analog gameplay,at least in single player because wasting an analog stick as weapon/item select r-e-a-l-l-y sucks,not that the game is bad but if i want lego star wars i’ll play lsw and when i play ratchet i expect ratchet not lsw.

Please patch that so i can play ratchet as it was meant to be played in dual analog and make sure ratchet 1 n 2 get the upgrade to dual analog.

Even if a game looks new and supports trophies if it plays like a dated game then some of the fresh coat of paint will feel like it’s hiding something like very dated gameplay.


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+ nicko051 on March 15th, 2012 at 5:49 pm said:

WHAT ABOUT DEADLOCKED!? :( oh well, will pick up the collection once its out! :D


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+ Sobe121 on March 15th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

deadlocked was the best one…look at my pic :P will still buy it tho, cause UYA is the 2nd best lol


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+ WolfAm1 on March 15th, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

where is the damn SOCOM HD collection?!?!? theres a freakin poll for it!!


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+ Draco416 on March 15th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

@Sobe121 Those are my first and second faves too! And we have the same pic!


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+ ToxicKookie on March 15th, 2012 at 6:18 pm said:

Wasn’t answered the first time, and you’ve replied to comments after mine, so…

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


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+ ShadowSolaris7 on March 15th, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

Yea i just wanted ask if theres gonna be R&C avatars like Jak & Daxter had. I love Ratchet & Clank much. lol


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+ ShadowSolaris7 on March 15th, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

Im European just asking


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+ ReefrRulz on March 15th, 2012 at 6:58 pm said:

What a great series can’t wait to play the HD versions.

I love the fact the Ted Price is still rocking the original Resistance:FOM Avatar.


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+ pho_fuc_lai on March 15th, 2012 at 7:28 pm said:

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!! I remember playing this as a kid for countless hours!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH Imsoniac and Sony for bringing it back!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!@# PS forever! :)


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+ Lane247 on March 15th, 2012 at 7:29 pm said:

YES!!!!!!! I have been waiting forever for this! How much is it going to cost? Also can’t wait to play R&C3 online! Gonna be EPIC.


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+ BlaqMagiq24 on March 15th, 2012 at 7:47 pm said:

Insomniac, you are my heroes. I remember I originally didn’t like Ratchet & Clank because i was “judging a book by its cover” due to its cartoonish look. But the first time I played Ratchet & Clank I was immediately hooked and couldn’t get enough, and I beat all the games several times including Deadlocked.

IMO, these games are timeless. I’m so glad these games are getting a proper remaster (and you’re bringing back the Up Your Arsenal online multiplayer! I couldn’t stop wondering if that was going to come back!). Thanks so much! Now I have a few questions if you could answer even one of them:

1. Will this be copy-prohibited? (I pray to God not. I wanna backup my R&C files)
2. You said there was something special for us North Americans. Could it be we’re getting it later because maybe Deadlocked will be in it? (I don’t expect an answer from this one, but I thought I’d try anyway LOL!!! :))
3. Will there be any tweaks to the gameplay of the 1st R&C such as strafing?


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+ ToxicGamer467 on March 15th, 2012 at 8:20 pm said:

NICE


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+ foodlionslave on March 15th, 2012 at 8:29 pm said:

This is sooo AWESOME!!! Thank you sooo much!! I never knew about Ratchet & Clank until the “Future” series on PS3. I guess I was under a rock or hostage of a kragmite. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this fall now. Way to make my spring & summer drag by.


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+ renderosity on March 15th, 2012 at 8:30 pm said:

Hey, what about Ratchet: Deadlock?


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+ TheDreamReamer on March 15th, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

MY number 1 series of all time played the first one one when i was like 6 now i am 16 i got every game and beat every one many times when this comes out i am going to try in beat the whole collection in a week deadlock and the psp games and all ps3 games and the new collection to bad dont get a remasterd of deadlock dident exspect it but still cant wait my favorite game is Going commando beat it 8 times at least o yeah all 4 one was weak it wasent bad but boring unless u have buddies over and even then it is not great


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+ apoco_483 on March 15th, 2012 at 9:26 pm said:

I hope you’ll mention something, buuuut PLZ don’t put multiplier trophies!!!! Don’t pull a assassins creed brotherhood/revelations!


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+ Ice21 on March 15th, 2012 at 9:26 pm said:

GoW, Sly, Jak, and Ratchet HD Collections can be compared to 1 million games. having those remasters can basically fill up a shelf!!! (sarcasm) thanks!!!


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+ MeetDKing on March 15th, 2012 at 9:28 pm said:

Please don’t make any trophies for the MP portion of UYA, thanks! I played all three of these on the PS2 and I really liked that they were a solo affair. I’ll more than likely play the online portion but I don’t want to feel like I was ‘forced’ to if I don’t find it enjoyable just to get 100%.

Although I will have to say I’m not looking forward to the hoverboard racing to get that one skill point. Hopefully there wont be a trophy for getting every skill point because that could get maddening but I guess if I did it before I can do it again.

Also, here’s another vote for Deadlocked. I normally prefer physical copies of games I get but I’d be happy to throw down $15 for at least a PSN version of Deadlocked.


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+ KnuckleS_FMJ on March 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm said:

OMG!!! Its Back, James Im going to say that UYA Wuz My first Online Game And Imma tell You Some Stuff That May Help!! The Guy Who wuz The First PLayer Wuz Smithy Jones And Yes Split Sreen Works Up to 2 PLayers,I No Players That are up to 27years Old.. I Have Some Video From Back Then i last Played 2years ago.. Imma POst Links

UYA GAME PLAY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4RoqTsrVMk&feature=plcp&context=C41cc6cfVDvjVQa1PpcFOo5mxGhf0Rsh9lNKVFb2N9EhEA2H6cBZA%3D
Glitches And Rushing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lincDFSXnYI&feature=context&context=C41cc6cfVDvjVQa1PpcFOo5mxGhf0Rsh9lNKVFb2N9EhEA2H6cBZA=
Wen Will It Be out like Can You Make It Come Out In June Give us A date…we ill be reddy..


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

sooo…. any hint at least onto the suprise? Is it your finally making a new ratchet and clank? (i dont consider that.. thing, all 4 one as a real sequel).

Hope its something good, like game type things. If its just a poster and some action figure im gonna just get it standard at a store…


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+ ccrogers15 on March 15th, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

Another thing lol… same as before! Everyones asking for deadlocked! Not a good idea to leave it out…


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+ theUSEDguy on March 15th, 2012 at 9:43 pm said:

great new and for those EU gamers complaining that your left in the dirt, no your not, they said youll eventurally get the surprise too. NA gamers usually get left in the dirt with ratchet and clank. EU got a pyschial copy of q4b, collectors editions of a crack in time and all 4 one so its nice to see NA get a ratchet bonus for once.


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+ CmdrSinclair on March 15th, 2012 at 9:46 pm said:

Yes! I’ve been waiting for this ever since they started HD remakes. My most wanted HD remake. I started Ratchet and Clank with the PS3, so I never got to play the PS2 versions. Not sure how I missed them the first time around, but psyched I finally get to play them all. Loved all the PS3 games.


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+ Type-F- on March 15th, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

YAY! Great news because I’ve only played the PS3 versions of Rachet and Clank games. Always wanted to know how the game started, so its a definite buy for me! I hope they make one for maximo I always wanted to try that game


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+ Sobe121 on March 15th, 2012 at 11:25 pm said:

moar comments(cause you cant edit)

im guessing the collection is going to cost $39.99, which is about $14 for each game…if they added deadlocked(im not giving this up :P) then it would be about $55.00…….i would still pay for that!


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+ Xorhacker on March 16th, 2012 at 12:05 am said:

Awesome !
I really looking forward for this and for the entire celebration.


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+ xPELOx on March 16th, 2012 at 12:43 am said:

Another great series to remaster, but why no Deadlocked?


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+ KryptoKid on March 16th, 2012 at 4:33 am said:

This is the best thing I have heard in a long time, but for a full nostalgic effect we really need Deadlocked. PSN format, I don’t mind.


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