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Ratchet & Clank Collection Hits August 28th With Sly Cooper Demo

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Jul 16, 2012 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

As the celebration of Ratchet & Clank’s 10th Anniversary has unfolded this year, we’ve received your anxious e-mails, tweets and Facebook messages asking us when you can get your hands on the Ratchet & Clank Collection in North America. Today, we can tell you the remaster of three original PS2 Ratchet & Clank games will be available at retailers and via PlayStation Network on August 28th for $29.99!

The Ratchet & Clank Collection for PS3

The Collection features 1080p HD remasters of three PS2 Ratchet & Clank classics: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. In addition, these three games have Trophy and 3D support (in 720p), and the fine folks over at Idol Minds have restored online play to Up Your Arsenal. At last, those who missed out on competitive R&C gameplay during the PS2 Network Adapter era can finally check it out!

We realize that the Ratchet & Clank Collection is arriving in North America a bit later than it did in Europe and Japan. To reward you for your patience, we’re giving you exclusive first access to the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo when you purchase the Collection. If you love Ratchet, you probably love Sly, and the Ratchet & Clank Collection will let you test drive Sly’s new time-traveling adventure starting on August 28th. As an added bonus, you’ll receive a special Ratchet & Clank 10th anniversary avatar!

The Ratchet & Clank Collection for PS3The Ratchet & Clank Collection for PS3

We can’t wait to for you to get your hands on these three remastered Ratchet & Clank games, the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo and the 10th anniversary avatar on August 28th. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest on the Collection, as well as the newly announced Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault!

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+ Satnamji on July 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

Like others have said, a demo? Really? That’s what we’ve been waiting three months for: an opportunity for Sony to market another, similar-type game to us with a demo that will likely be free at some point for everyone anyway?
Telling us our wait would be worth it because of some special surprise pre-order bonus was a huge mistake. There is nothing special about this. I pre-ordered for nothing (even my pre-order price of $30 turned out to be nothing as that’s the same price for everyone.)


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+ Redikol on July 16th, 2012 at 2:37 pm said:

Really looking forward to this!


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+ vaunred1 on July 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm said:

Insomniac i like sly and pre ordered Sly 4 so im glad for the demo. But why are you being so secretive about Ratchet Deadlocked, its already been confirmed for release in HD on PSN. All i want from you guys are and answer, is it part of the collection as an add on or a completely separate purshase.


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+ ratchetonspeed on July 16th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

i normally don’t comment on these.

this is really a slap in the face of the extra wait you should of just released the North American version with the rest of the worlds we all would be happy. a demo and a avatar is really bad to wait for. which the demo would be pointless when the actual game is released. what should of been in was a box that was not pre order bonus and it would of contained the original games box art (just as a statue) , have a case that changed on the box art. so you saw all 3 games cover depending on how you looked at it. i would of gladly paid 49.99-60.00 for just those 2 things. that is a special wait. not disappointing demo and a avatar that can’t really be shown off.


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+ Thane_of_Fife on July 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

I can understand why some people may be disappointed with the Demo. But I ain’t I’m even more excited now, in fact i was thinking of buying it much after it’s release now I;m getting the collection as soon as possible. Can’t wait to play the demo (unfortunately even more than the collection). Ratchet and Sly are easily my fav game series. Reminds me of the UYA and Sly 2 demo years ago. Thanks!


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+ Vinland_Krauser on July 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

@ken_kimura
the Sly demo surely can’t be the “something very special to celebrate the 10th anniversary”. Dragon’s Dogma didn’t need any celebrations to come with a demo of Resident Evil 6.
Also, the demo will eventually end up on the store. Very special?
I know about the Sly-Ratchet-Jak thing, but it doesn’t make any sense to celebrate John’s birthday with a new picture of Mike. Sure, Mike’s friends might like the surprise, but…
Maybe the avatar is REALLY awesome, who knows?


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+ Glacier928 on July 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Wait, so we get one of the finest trilogies of all time, plus the demo for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, plus a 10th anniversary R&C avatar for only $29.99?!?! There should be no excuse for anyone to pass up on this! I will definitely be getting this day one.

BTW, to the people complaining about getting a demo as an “added” bonus, please just stop pitching in your thoughts. You’re just digging for something to complain about and it’s quite childish. The main thing about this collection is that it contains the original R&C trilogy for only $30 (which is cheaper than most HD collections). The fact that they’re throwing in an early demo for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is by no means something that should be taken negative.


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+ Almighty_Dada on July 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

In the words of Daniel Bryan, and I quote! “YES! YES! YES!” :D


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+ FireBomberSeven on July 16th, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

Hopefully the extra wait for the North American release will give us fixes for some of the bugs I’ve heard are present in the European release.


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+ neuropunk on July 16th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

alphabetical PSN game sorting please!!!!!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why can we only sort by creation date and recently played?


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+ SpiritThief on July 16th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

So the whole reason we had to wait for our version to release was for a silly demo disc?

A demo that we’ll be able to download for free at some point? Very lame. Beyond lame even. A demo is not wroth the wait. Epic fail on Insomniac for this one.


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+ Elvick_ on July 16th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

I’m bummed it’s not Deadlocked, but I love Sly so I’m happy.

And wow, people hate Deadlocked that much? I loved it. It may have been different, but it was awesome regardless.


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+ retro25 on July 16th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

SWEEEEEEET!!!! I can’t wait for the Ratchet & Clank Collection to come and the demo of Sly Cooper: thieves in time with this game, I love both Ratchet and Sly games. Happy 10th anniversary Ratchet & Clank!!!!


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+ R17 on July 16th, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

@55 Thank God somebody else realizes that this is the “Ungrateful generation” that demands a lot, and it is nearly impossible to please! This is the cheapest HD collection to ever come out and comes with a free demo exclusive to the US. buyers, end of story.


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+ IceColdKilla44 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

The demo’s cool but something’s still not 100% clear. Is this demo exclusively for pre-orders?

James said before that North Americans will “definitely want to pre-order” and correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think that pre-order bonus has been revealed yet.


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    + Cristian Cardona on July 16th, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

    Not exclusive to pre orders, but limited in quantities so you’ll want to make sure you get your copy!


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+ DaddyJenkins on July 16th, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

I will get this but I do hope we get Deadlocked soon, maybe before Full Frontal Assult


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:03 pm said:

Best news I’ve heard all day. I have this game paid off$$$ thank you guys I love ratchet and clank :-) O and thanks for the 3-D support someone’s listening


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+ DignifiedTuna on July 16th, 2012 at 3:15 pm said:

I was planning on buying this anyway, having never played any Ratchet and Clank games before. Got the one that was free for Plus members but would much rather start with the original, y’know? I’m a pretty big Sly fan, so this is good news. Just makes me want it more.


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+ raghuraghu99 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

Just a little question: Will the demo also be in the Vita? ;)


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+ raghuraghu99 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

Will this demo also be on the PLaystation Vita? :)


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+ Spacerac on July 16th, 2012 at 3:26 pm said:

@10+ StalkingReaptor :

It appears that your opinion on Deadlocked is clearly in the minority. Deadlocked does not have as much platforming but it is still just as enjoyable as the rest of the original series it is part of.


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+ xaos on July 16th, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

Only thing that could make this news better is the collection also hitting the Vita.

I can assure you that I’d buy it twice :)


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+ NauseousPenguin on July 16th, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

Great! Ever since I got All 4 One on PS Plus, as well as the demos for Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time, I’ve wanted to play more of this series, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Now I don’t have to wish I still had a PS2 anymore (with the exception of Parappa 2, which’ll probably end up being a PS2 Classic anyway).


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+ lordeath008 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm said:

that’s not fair!!!!! as SlyCooperFan100 said it should be already available for free to everyone !!!!!!!!!!


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+ Satnamji on July 16th, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

Piggy-backing on #63′s comment and response, will there still be a pre-order announcement? Or is the demo and avatar the something special NA customers were promised for waiting?


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+ BRIT-KO on July 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm said:

BRILLIANT NEWS GUYS, something to be very happy about, I’ll be pre-ordering my copy VERY SOON!


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+ BRIT-KO on July 16th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

WAIT, I just realized the DEMO for SLY 4, is it only on the PSN copy or aso for the disc copy too, I’m a huge SLY fan but I hate digital copies of games, too long to download & I’d rather have the disc if my HDD gives out!!


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+ T_l_M_B_0 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

Really? You make us wait extra time so you can advertise to us? Sony… I am disappoint.


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+ poodude on July 16th, 2012 at 3:46 pm said:

That’s a great price. Looking forward to August! Thanks Insom :).


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+ poodude on July 16th, 2012 at 3:47 pm said:

Oh, sorry for the double comment: will the demo be included on disc?


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+ BRIT-KO on July 16th, 2012 at 3:47 pm said:

Sorry to post gain so soon every, but Amazon has it for 19.96 release date 2nd October 2012, your OP says 28th August 2012 for PSN & RETAILERS, am I getting something wrong somewhere?


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+ killercroc119 on July 16th, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

YEA !
I’ve been waiting years for this !! =D


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+ TheHater2 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

Well, I just cancel my preorder for this game. Very disappointed TBH. I was hoping we pay a little more and we get all 4 Ratchet and Clank games on the PlayStation 2 remastered for the PlayStation 3. Waiting 2-3 months only to get a demo that is probably going to be on the PlayStation store a month later?
Was this really the surprised Insomniac Games been hyping up for the last 4 months? And No mention on Ratchet and Clank Deadlock? Insomniac games, you continue to disappoint me since Resistance Fall of Man (best FPS on the PlayStation 3…Period). Thank God for gamefly, because now instead of buying this I will be renting it.


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+ BlooodyCow on July 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

Well, I just cancel my preorder for this game. Very disappointed TBH. I was hoping we pay a little more and we get all 4 Ratchet and Clank games on the PlayStation 2 remastered for the PlayStation 3. Waiting 2-3 months only to get a demo that is probably going to be on the PlayStation store a month later?
Was this really the surprised Insomniac Games been hyping up for the last 4 months? And No mention on Ratchet and Clank Deadlock? Insomniac games, you continue to disappoint me since Resistance Fall of Man (best FPS on the PlayStation 3…Period). Thank God for gamefly, because now instead of buying this I will be renting it.


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+ timedragon1 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

I already have the Sly and Jak and Daxter collections so I’m definitely going to get Ratchet and Clank! :D


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+ Undrey on July 16th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Will the demo be in code form or on the disc (please say code form). I’m gonna give it to my cousin, but I don’t want to give him the disc.


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+ marvelunivers95 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

WHEN WILL IT BE FREE FOR EVERYONE ON THE PLAYSTATION STORE


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+ emil172a on July 16th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

I live in Europe and I’d like to recieve this Sly 4 demo. If I want the demo do I have to purchase the collection from a USA based website, or is it possible to get the demo by purchasing the collection from the PSN store?

I beg you to respond. You don’t have any clue on how important it is.


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+ BlooodyCow on July 16th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

@Glacier928
People have every right to complain. Insomniac games has been hyping up this announcement to be “HUGE”. This is the complete opposite. TBH, this is very disappointing. They are leaving out the best R&C game, R&C Deadlock, from this collection.

@R17
“Free exclusive demo?”
LOL, not sure where you are from, but demos are free. How is this demo exclusive? It will be on the PlayStation store a few weeks after this game comes out.


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+ auron1014 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

I’m such a big fan that I bought the European version last week! Bummed that I’ll be missing out on the avatar but my friend is getting the US version so at least I’ll be able to check out the Sly 4 demo. That’s my most anticipated game coming out this fall!


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+ aro52 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Sly Cooper demo is cool, but not 3-months-late cool.

Anyways, looking forward to playing through the original R&C, in purrty visuals, while earning Trophies!


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+ MushThePainter on July 16th, 2012 at 4:28 pm said:

Great news! I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never played a Ratchet and Clank game, I recently played the Sly Collection, another series I missed, which was great, so the bonus demo for Thieves in Time is cool, looking forward to this!


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+ pillaysteven on July 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm said:

Great for America. Just a pity that they’re still doing the €1 = $1 thing. For a while Sony seemed to have gotten the idea but this collection is priced at €30 in Europe which is about $36.80. Was planning on buying it but think I’ll wait for a price drop now.


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+ MRGamer01 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

With a great collection, will the others be going on Sale too at any point? I’d really like to pick up Jak And Daxter collection alongside this digitally.


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+ wr515 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

I live in the UK so Could I get the Sly cooper demo in the ratchet & clank trilogy!??!?!?!


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+ Monterossa on July 16th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

When will we get Metal Gear Solid HD Collection? EU/AS/JP PSN got them months ago.


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+ Squiggle55 on July 16th, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

What a fantastic price. This is very exciting.


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+ mystikalguy on July 16th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

Would be nice if Tools of Destruction got patch with Trophy Support as well


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+ sekaniy on July 16th, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

Already pre-ordered from Amazon!! This is a great deal. All other HD collections are $40 for 3 games. So I understand why Deadlocked was left out. I liked it a lot. I think we will get it for digital on PSN.


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+ triedallthem on July 16th, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

I’m glad about the $10 less, but I pre-ordered thinking I was getting a special/exclusive bonus. I won’t cancel it, but I’m not real happy. At least I get a demo for sly cooper, being a fan of the series.


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