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Insomniac Holiday Cards

James Stevenson's Avatar Posted by Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Getting into the theme of this holiday takeover of the PlayStation.Blog, we wanted to share with you some of our cool holiday cards. We’ve continued our tradition to send special holiday cards to our partners – each card featuring special exclusive artwork from our artists. Here’s a quick look at the holiday cards from the PS3 era:

Insomniac Games 2006 Holiday card

2006 – Resistance: Fall of Man
The 2006 Holiday Card celebrated the release of Resistance: Fall of Man and the PlayStation 3, with the Chimera building a Hybrid snowman, right before noticing the Dragon Flamethrower (albeit a red one, instead of the game’s green flames) pointed at them. This card probably would have been banned in Germany.

Insomniac Games 2007 Holiday card


2007 – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
The 2007 card celebrated the Drophyd enemy in Tools of Destruction, small goldfish like creatures that controlled death robots. One of my favorite features in that game to this day was the ability to squish the drophyds by stepping on them. Notice the Insomniac moon at the base, and the Lombax doll in its arm.

Insomniac Games 2008 Holiday card

2008 – Resistance 2
The Splicer was one of our favorite and goriest weapons in Resistance 2, and doing a 1950s style holiday ad for one of the best weapons in the game seemed like a no brainer.

Insomniac Games 2009 Holiday card

2009 – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
This card came out at the end of 2009 to celebrate the release of A Crack in Time. It was drawn by Insomniac North Carolina’s Dave Guertinand was the very first tease image we ever released of some of the updated art style being used for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, as well as showing the four characters together in a way we hadn’t yet. Now you know!

Insomniac Games 2010 Holiday card

2010 – Resistance 3 / Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One reveals
While we didn’t release a game in 2010, we did show the fully-grown Widowmaker on the cover of Game Informer. Keeping with the 1950s setting of the Resistance franchise, the Widowmaker sits on the Insomniac moon while 1950s-style spaceships attack it.

Add Your Own

AG-WarFighter said:

December 29th, 8:06 am

first one is funny and good wait me or the pic?

Butters360 said:

December 29th, 8:08 am

The first one is a classic.

Nick36542 said:

December 29th, 8:10 am

Those are all pretty cool!

Kchow23 said:

December 29th, 8:13 am

A Crack in time is the best one IMO although first one is pretty good also

Top-Bandit said:

December 29th, 8:44 am

Whens the new episode of the full moon show coming out?

BLACK-DOOM said:

December 29th, 8:45 am

You guys should’ve contacted Hallmark on these cards they would produce millions on request.

Link01 said:

December 29th, 9:30 am

Keep up the work. I really want to see more footage for Resistance 3 though ;), you guys might want to keep up with Naughty Dog’s footage XD

Airwalkinman17 said:

December 29th, 9:34 am

Those are flippin awesome!

AAAChampions said:

December 29th, 10:16 am

I love this. Care to go into how the design for the card is decided? Does someone who draws in the office just come up with one and suggest it?

Thanks for sharing too!

poodude said:

December 29th, 10:21 am

Can’t wait for Resistance 3! I haven’t killed Widowmakers in such a long time.

SykoTech said:

December 29th, 11:08 am

Good stuff. Nefarious and Qwark really sell the Ratchet one.

HerbertFortoon said:

December 29th, 11:28 am

Kind of a day late, and a dollar short, aren’t we?

proskatercam said:

December 29th, 11:48 am

Would you kindly make them wallpapers? I would love to use the 2009 one ;D

Blkant said:

December 29th, 11:53 am

Seems like a reference to the old Spyro adds.

AngleofDeath696 said:

December 29th, 1:36 pm

Is the Full Moon Show coming out today?

xXiRoNcHaOzXx said:

December 29th, 2:04 pm

this is so kelw

digitalman123 said:

December 29th, 4:58 pm

[First One] Those Chimera just wanted to build a snowman!
*snicker* Full Moon! I’m so immature!

NotoriousGamer said:

December 29th, 7:09 pm

yoo insomniac bring trophy support to resistance fall of man. trophies to quest 4 booty too. support your games u made. people want to see trophies for these games. you are not a tiny company. you got 100s of people put someone on trophies for the two games. c’mon get your act together. look at blog share.

RyuuFox said:

December 29th, 11:15 pm

very awesome!

backhawk124 said:

December 30th, 1:07 am

The first one is lovely. I will print it for sure. Hope no copyright issues arise.

HMS_Victor said:

December 30th, 7:04 am

I agree with #18
Look at Naughty Dog. They patched Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune to have trophies. Surely you can do the same.

MadeInScotland said:

December 30th, 7:38 am

Funny stuff!

Why would the first one “probably be banned in Germany”?

Ibn_Elmeedan said:

December 30th, 9:40 am

Because Germany is VERY strict when it comes to censorship. But that claim was an over exaggeration. They usually ban Swastikas and gory bits.

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