Ratchet and Clank HD Collection announced!

#1 Edited by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Insomniac CEO Ted Price announced hours ago that a Ratchet and Clank HD Collection was announced. It will include the first three Ratchet and Clank games, all in 1080p, each game with there own trophies and platinum, and there will be online multiplayer for Up your Arsenal.

The cool news is for us Europe guys is that it comes out in the Spring here but in the US it comes out in Fall.

http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1220860p1.html

Box Art, I find it odd how its the PS3 version of Ratchet and Clank though and not the original.
#2 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1590 posts) -

Nice! I enjoy me some Ratchet and Clank even though they're all the same and I find the humor atrocious.

#3 Posted by believer258 (11633 posts) -

FUCKIN'

HELL

YEAH!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just a bit excited. Unlike most, though, I'd like to see Deadlocked, Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank included. Not because they're the best of the series, but just to have the collection complete.

#4 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@believer258 said:

FUCKIN'

HELL

YEAH!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just a bit excited. Unlike most, though, I'd like to see Deadlocked, Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank included. Not because they're the best of the series, but just to have the collection complete.

You know there will be a second one with those games on it.

#5 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Bump

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5025 posts) -

FUCK YEAH!

#7 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

The most exciting feature of this is the online multiplayer. I don't care very much to replay the singleplayer, but it's a lot easier to play the multiplayer now than it was back then to buy the little box and put in your PS2 and all that junk.

#8 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

Hmm, I already have Jak 1 and 3 on PS2. I suppose this is cool. I wonder how much better they'll look and run.

#9 Edited by cheeckoo (25 posts) -

It's about time!

on the Playsation Blog Price mention something very special for the US release

VITA version ? PSP games ? unreleased material ?

#10 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

@believer258 said:

FUCKIN'

HELL

YEAH!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just a bit excited. Unlike most, though, I'd like to see Deadlocked, Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank included. Not because they're the best of the series, but just to have the collection complete.

THIS!

#11 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

yes these games are awesome, would love to play them in HD

#12 Edited by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

Why do people get so excited about a few up-ressed games that they've already played being re-released as one of the absolute worst cash-in strategies in the entire game industry?

We should be pushing for innovation, development, and the future. The more companies do shit like this and you commend them, the more they think it's right to waste development time and money on these pointless HD collections. It's a complete joke. People in the gaming community constantly demand originality but then turn a blind eye when something they can get all nostalgic about comes along. This is why Nintendo are so wealthy, this is why we have constant sequels and no original IPs, no innovation, no progress, just keep giving the people what they're used to, and they'll buy it.

#13 Posted by Delphic (62 posts) -

@believer258 said:

FUCKIN'

HELL

YEAH!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just a bit excited. Unlike most, though, I'd like to see Deadlocked, Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank included. Not because they're the best of the series, but just to have the collection complete.

seconded. When I first got my PS2 I could not stop playing the original Rachet and Clank.

#14 Posted by JacDG (2114 posts) -

My favorite game franchise of all time, I litterally cannot wait until I get my hands on this one!

#15 Edited by JacDG (2114 posts) -

@James_Giant_Peach said:

Why do people get so excited about a few up-ressed games that they've already played being re-released as one of the absolute worst cash-in strategies in the entire game industry?

We should be pushing for innovation, development, and the future. The more companies do shit like this and you commend them, the more they think it's right to waste development time and money on these pointless HD collections. It's a complete joke. People in the gaming community constantly demand originality but then turn a blind eye when something they can get all nostalgic about comes along. This is why Nintendo are so wealthy, this is why we have constant sequels and no original IPs, no innovation, no progress, just keep giving the people what they're used to, and they'll buy it.

Because these games are amazing, and we can't wait to replay them? Some of my favorite video game moments of all time come from these games, and this generation have not offered a lot of this gameplay style of action platforming, at least not on console, so excuse me for liking games. Also, not every games has to be innovative, I play games for something called fun, which innovation certainly isn't always.

#16 Posted by corruptsaves (214 posts) -

Once a generation and I've had my fill of this neat but very similar franchise. I wouldn't chuck your cash too soon if your going to get it.

Be interested to see the multiplayer though.

#17 Posted by MrXD (240 posts) -

..................................I fucking hate my brothers....

#18 Posted by ajamafalous (11848 posts) -

Awesome.

#19 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Indeed it is awesome!

#20 Posted by Cubidog1 (214 posts) -

Guys chill out. The only people who buy this are people who missed these games when they first came out, why complain about them?

#21 Edited by bartok (2420 posts) -

My PS2 has been broken for years and I have a newer PS3 so I am kind of excited.    I  hope we get a proper Ratchet and Clank soon because All 4 One was the Deadlock'd of this Generation of consoles.
 
I heard that while Europe gets the game first America gets extra content to coincide with the 10th anniversary.

#22 Posted by ShadowKing7 (753 posts) -

Yes finally! Been waiting for this announcement, I love these games and now I'll get to check out the multiplayer from the third game.

Man, it's kinda hard to believe it's already been almost ten years since that first game came out.

#23 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

I am so excited for this. Ratchet and Clank is still my favorite game series of all time, this collection is exactly what I wanted. Can't wait to get back into these games that I have so many fond memories of.

#24 Posted by PieGuy (313 posts) -

They have included the online mode so even more reason to go back to these amazing games. Insominac museums better still be there.

#25 Posted by UltimAXE (369 posts) -

Surprised that they're not nixing the online from UPA. That would be the only way I'd be able to rationalize picking this up. Which I won't do.
Although, this is probably the first of these PS3 HD collections that really makes sense. The R&C games ran like shit when emulated on an 80 gig PS3.

#26 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

Ice always been a rachet and clank guy compared to jax an darter. To say the least I was hoping for this and now I'm happy

#27 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Hopefully it will sell enough that they decide to make a proper Ratchet and Clank game again.

#28 Posted by JacDG (2114 posts) -

@bartok said:

My PS2 has been broken for years and I have a newer PS3 so I am kind of excited. I hope we get a proper Ratchet and Clank soon because All 4 One was the Deadlock'd of this Generation of consoles. I heard that while Europe gets the game first America gets extra content to coincide with the 10th anniversary.

Really? Well, if it's something cool I guess I'll have to import a version as well.

#29 Posted by PokeIkzai (385 posts) -

I've played the originals and am still going to buy this. Suck it, nerds. :p Seriously what is so wrong with buying and enjoying what you happen to enjoy?

#30 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -
@James_Giant_Peach said:

Why do people get so excited about a few up-ressed games that they've already played being re-released as one of the absolute worst cash-in strategies in the entire game industry?

We should be pushing for innovation, development, and the future. The more companies do shit like this and you commend them, the more they think it's right to waste development time and money on these pointless HD collections. It's a complete joke. People in the gaming community constantly demand originality but then turn a blind eye when something they can get all nostalgic about comes along. This is why Nintendo are so wealthy, this is why we have constant sequels and no original IPs, no innovation, no progress, just keep giving the people what they're used to, and they'll buy it.

You act as if Sony releasing best-of collections somehow affects their ability to produce innovative new content. Please explain. 
#31 Posted by GunstarRed (5025 posts) -

@Hizang: I don't know if I'd want another one. I'm very curious to see what Overstrike is and wouldn't be surprised if there was some similarities between the series, especially in the insane weapons department. For all the love I have for ACIT (and I have a stupid amount) I can't help but feel it was that type of game pushed to it's limits. The Braid-style stuff was a great inclusion, but everything else seemed very familiar. The writing however was some of the best, not UYA brilliant but very, very funny.

I have a feeling playing through the three games in this collection back to back you would see the series biggest problem and that is that they just refined them more and more every year and that resulted in Deadlocked/Gladiator... which resulted in them just going back to the exact same formula for Tools which was very, very pretty at the time, but easily the weakest, safest, samey Ratchet game insomniac has put out. I still haven't played All 4 One beyond the demo (still been hard to find the time since it got released on the same day as Batman) And while I think that game was probably the wrong direction I'm glad they tried something new and didn't just recycle the exact same formula for the sixth time.

I'm excited to play these again seeing as I no longer have a PS2 and my 60gb PS3 died a while ago...and the games ran awful on that system anyways.

#32 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -
@GunstarRed It's an alright game, but easily the worst RAC game.
#33 Edited by SMTDante89 (2545 posts) -

Sorry for reviving this nearly two month old thread, but Siliconera has posted Deadlocked will get an HD rerelease, but it will be a downloadable title on PSN.

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