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Ratchet, Jak, and Sly Teaming Up For A Mash-Up Party Game

Eat it, Mario.

SCEA is taking a page from DARE marketing in at least one of its upcoming PS Move-compatible titles. In 2011, a gaggle of beloved characters from venerable franchises associated with the PlayStation brand will be brought together for a single game. As announced this afternoon, Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter, Sly, and Bentley are set to compose an action adventure mash-up tentatively dubbed Heroes on the Move

A hero...on the move. 
Details are light, but we've gathered that Heroes on the Move is a party game that'll have you pummeling various baddies and solving puzzles in an attempt to restore the six heroes' respective universes from the cold grip of an "evil force" who is stealing cities. The game will use the PS Move motion controller in addition to the navigation controller. But despite being billed as a party game, it appears as if the title will only allow up to two players.     
    
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Posted by BradNicholson
SCEA is taking a page from DARE marketing in at least one of its upcoming PS Move-compatible titles. In 2011, a gaggle of beloved characters from venerable franchises associated with the PlayStation brand will be brought together for a single game. As announced this afternoon, Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter, Sly, and Bentley are set to compose an action adventure mash-up tentatively dubbed Heroes on the Move

A hero...on the move. 
Details are light, but we've gathered that Heroes on the Move is a party game that'll have you pummeling various baddies and solving puzzles in an attempt to restore the six heroes' respective universes from the cold grip of an "evil force" who is stealing cities. The game will use the PS Move motion controller in addition to the navigation controller. But despite being billed as a party game, it appears as if the title will only allow up to two players.     
    
Edited by Term

Looks neat.
 
Edit: Hmmm, does getting first in an article not get you the quest? Weird. Anyhow, is this the same trailer they played during the press conference? I don't remember the cheesy voice over or general badness when it was shown there...

Posted by JJOR64

I'm not going to lie, the trailer didn't look good.  I want to see some real time gameplay.

Posted by JDW519

First?! 

Posted by JJOR64
@JDW519 said:
" First?!  "
Nope, your third.
Posted by zombie2011

That trailer was kind horrible.

Edited by NathHaw

Why couldn't it be a new Sly game?  :( 
 
Guess inFamous 2 is taking a lot of time.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

I'm just excited for this based on the idea alone. 3 of my favorite series combined into one game? That's something I only thought possible in my dreams.

Posted by JDW519
@JJOR64: Lol, yea, didnt post fast enough 
Posted by schizogony

I wish I could go into a year-long hibernation and wake up next E3 when all this motion control and 3D crap has failed and we can get back to playing good games.

Edited by Drod

Yaah, I'm not to sure about this one; kind of looks like launch shovelware.
Posted by VoshiNova
@schizogony said:
" I wish I could go into a year-long hibernation and wake up next E3 when all this motion control and 3D crap has failed and we can get back to playing good games. "
What if you dream exactly that tonight and wake up to find more 3D announcements......
 
That'be some shitty irony.
Posted by dantheman1515

Heroes on the Move? Oh, I see what you did there. In all seriousness these Move games look terrible, I don't think they are using the muscle that SOny has behind these games. Uncharted 2 looks amazingly amazing, yet the shovel ware looks like its running on the PS2.

Posted by Hitchenson

OH MAN A NEW JAK. OH SHIT THERE'S RATCHET AND SLY?! ZSFKHBKSFLJKNSFGJKZNGHKXRMHTKLM 
 
Pretty much what happened when that came up. I'll buy the hell out of that Sly Collection, I just wish I could A) Get a brand new Jak title or B) Get a collection of its own.

Posted by kanilehua

"Completely out of control... UNTIL NOW!"
 
...what?

Posted by Hitchenson
@dantheman1515 said:
" Heroes on the Move? Oh, I see what you did there. In all seriousness these Move games look terrible, I don't think they are using the muscle that SOny has behind these games. Uncharted 2 looks amazingly amazing, yet the shovel ware looks like its running on the PS2. "
I'd love to have had your PS2. Must have been awesome having a future PS2.
Posted by Duckbutter

i hope these fuckers get some Motorstorm footage on the floor there because that would be rad. 
 
are they gonna be uploading video of any of this E3 stuff in action? is Giantbomb even rolling with a camera? who knows these answers?

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

I'm mad that it looks like shit....
 
....but I'm so wet about this on the crossover concept alone. I love all these franchises.
 
....yes I'm a dirty whore :( my shame is great.

Posted by bwooduhs

I just came.

Posted by CaptainTightPants

You know what would be great... A NEW JAK GAME.

Posted by Landon

Not exactly how I wanted to see Jak's return, but I guess I'll take it...

Posted by CoolDrMoney

Sony's flushing their platforming heroes of the PS2 era down the toilet in one fell swoop!

Posted by TimFReilly

Terrible trailer/visuals as other have said, but that's some serious Near Term Nostalgia.

Posted by Blair

Ew... I don't like this idea one bit.

Posted by Jensonb

It's a Party Game, really? Trailer made it look like not shovelware. Oh well.

Posted by MrQuizmo

I'd just rather have a new Sly Cooper game. But... whatever, I'm not getting Sony or Microsoft's movement junk, so this  news isn't for me anyway. 

Edited by Coleslaw893
@Alaska_Gamer said:
"

I'm just excited for this based on the idea alone. 3 of my favorite series combined into one game? That's something I only thought possible in my dreams.

"
Same here, I always thought about how awesome it would be to have a Jak/R&C crossover. I really want to know what this is though, is it a party game? An Action-Platformer? What? I really hope its the latter. "Its being billed as a party game", but it certainly doesn't look like it fits that description...
Posted by Jolt92

Looks like shit. Glad that there's a Sly Collection on the way, though.

Posted by PlainZombie

Slightly intrigued, but I need more details...

Posted by RaccoonusDoodus

...I like it.

Edited by Eidderf

This concept of blending these 3 games together sounds amazing but the trailer looks awful, a down grade from the ratchet and clank future games at least in the graphics department. Also sly has weird dead eyes.

Posted by Catolf

sounds great, I really got excited until i saw it looks like shit...
maybe if I see actual game play i'll change my vote...

Posted by ITSSEXYTIME

I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't keep the character's art styles. (and with those games themed levels)


Current style is alright looking I guess, but I would have loved for Sly levels and characters to actually LOOK like sly levels and characters. (same with ratchet and jak)

I have a feeling that Naughty Dog/Sucker Punch/Insomniac would NOT let these characters be used if the game was bad, especially after how they must feel after what happened to Crash/Spyro.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part though.




Posted by CornBREDX

Kinda sad this all we've seen of Sly for awhile and maybe all we see for awhile more. I hope its good. I'll keep an eye on it but if its a move (that name is weird, i feel I should have quotes around it or something) controller only thing I am not really interested.
Posted by DrLove

Oscar Mike!

Posted by AndrewB

Every news story with a Giant Bomb-based video shows a whole lot of code in an RSS feed.

Posted by Veldin

Good to see Jak finally making it to the PS3.

Posted by CrimsonCosmonaut

I'm mildly confused as to why this is being made, but ill buy it.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

Crash should have joined them and also Banjo Kazooie

Posted by SpliTTMark
@Resident4t said:
" You know what would be great... A NEW JAK GAME. "
just played some Jak X. now i want THIS game to have racing