Jak and Daxter reuniting Nov. 3

Lost Frontier finds platforming duo back together for new adventure on PSP and PlayStation 2.

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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time for the PlayStation 3 may be Sony's premier platforming game this holiday season, but it isn't the only one. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier will also be hitting the PSP and PlayStation 2 shortly, as Sony has announced a November 3 release date for the pair's next adventure.

Jak is the one with the ill-advised soul patch.

Although Jak and Daxter is one of Naughty Dog's signature franchises, The Lost Frontier was developed by High Impact Games. High Impact has cannily handled previous PSP departures for Ratchet & Clank, including Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank. The only previous PSP title in the Jak lineage, 2006's solo sidekick platformer Daxter, was developed by Ready at Dawn.

The Lost Frontier will combine the series' action and platforming roots but will retain some of the vehicular mayhem introduced in 2005's Jak X: Combat Racing. In addition to wielding the new gunstaff--a weapon with the ability to transform into new weapons--Jak and Daxter will take the fight to the skies in five kinds of aircraft.

For more on The Lost Frontier, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

160 comments
Megasus_
Megasus_

@TeenGamer92 I don't think so... from what I've heard you can't roll or high jump in either version, and the only real difference is possibly the graphics, and the dual analog sticks on the PS2.

666devil1000
666devil1000

www.vgreleases.com/PS3/ReleaseDate-169029.aspx

666devil1000
666devil1000

I hear it is coming to ps3 at the end of the year or start of next year.

TeenGamer92
TeenGamer92

Are there any major differences between the PSP and PS2 versions?

Genesis_123
Genesis_123

God I can't wait for this game. Now, will it be this, or crack in time?

TheYoshster
TheYoshster

I wonder what mischief and hilarity Daxter will cause this time! I can never forget the time he got drunk in Jak 2!!!

Eternal_Crisis
Eternal_Crisis

If this is anything like Ratchet and Clank on the PSP this is easily worth a pickup. High Impact has been doing a great job so far.

DanC1989
DanC1989

If I had the moolah I'd probably get this, Daxter was pretty awesome for PSP game.

blackace
blackace

What!?!? No PS3 version? I guess that will have in 2012. I still haven't finished the original PS2 games.

justhat1
justhat1

it would be nice to eventually get a next -gen version.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

@dwd 27 It's probably not on PS3 because they didn't want to do a complete graphical overhaul, like with Ratchet & Clank Future. They just wanted a return to what made the series great in the first place.

geedotherodian
geedotherodian

@Exactlamento to be fair Daxter was a spin-off not an attempt at a sequel but i do agree with everything you said about Jak-x it left a bad taste in your mouth.

dwd_27
dwd_27

cool but i wonder why it's not on ps3

McDog3
McDog3

I'm open to the addition of planes, but just as long as this is still a full-fledged platformer. I don't want to be in a flight simulator half the time when i'm playing Jak & Daxter, its not exactly what I want to do... As it is, i'm definitely looking forward to it (although a lot of that dialogue in the trailer was laughable - "we've ran out of world!", hopefully its not as bad throughout)

Exactlamento
Exactlamento

@geedotherodian by tarnish i mean it goes away from the roots of the series. Yes Daxter was a platformer and a damn good one at that, but it didn't have the tone, the characters, vehicles, and story that made the series. That and it was on the psp, not a system to host a truly "full-fleged" sequel. And btw i was mostly talking about the crappiness that is jak x. Bring us a true sequel Naughty Dog! No more half-baked contraptions!!

wonzan
wonzan

argh, why psp and ps3!? They should release a J&D for Ps3!

Bonzeemer
Bonzeemer

Man I love this series, but I'm kind of worried it will pull a Banjo Kazooie N&B.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Daxter was a terrific game for the PSP; hope this one measures up.

z827
z827

Well...I don't really like flight stimulators and they showed us too little of the gameplay on the ground...Hopefully they didn't change the gameplay too much.

DevilBorg
DevilBorg

I'd rather wait for Jak 4 (or 5 if they are counting X)

yboucher
yboucher

PS2 games still sell like crazy (i don't know where exactly, or who's buying, but the figures are there, and the units are moving). Makes perfect sense for this franchise to be the flagship title for PS2 this holiday season. And PSP-PS2 ports are cheap.

LastRedMage
LastRedMage

Even if its not made by Naughty Dog, DO WANT!!!!!!!!!

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Shouldn't they be on the PS3 by now, if they aren't already? I think it's high time that the PS2 be put to rest, IMHO.

wookers44
wookers44

jack and daxter vs crash bandicoot

FantasyLost
FantasyLost

I would really like to see a Jak and Daxter on PS3! Of course, I wouldn't want to see any focus taken off of Uncharted 3 in the future! Hopefully with the impending success of Uncharted 2, Naughty Dog will be able to expand their studios and take on both projects! :D

DJCUEBALL
DJCUEBALL

Good... we don't need this on the PS3 we got Ratchet... let ND concentrate on Uncharted 3

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

i cant wait for this, finally another reason to dust off my PS2 and a CRT tv. They just never look as good upscaling with a PS3 and an HDTV.

L30KinG
L30KinG

come on guys why did'nt you do it on the ps3, and finally put the ps2 to rest

sonicremix9
sonicremix9

Browsing through some of the older comments, why are people getting thumbs down for saying simple things like "this game looks fun."? Anyways, I'm stoked for this. Can't wait.

hulabytes
hulabytes

WOW another jak and daxter for the ps2. i nevr could have guessed it

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

sounds kinda good i might have to get it

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

Even though I'm sad this isn't for PS3 (think of the quality of Ratchet PS3 and then apply that to Jak!!!), I'm glad they're continuing the franchise. It's been far too long since I've been so excited for a platformer. Sorry Mario ;-)

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

please don't let this be the end of the series, PLEASE!!!! I just need a PS3 version and im good.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

good news, although this doesnt look as good as Daxter for PSP. That is one of my favorite games on the PSP.

Rikuide_Furame
Rikuide_Furame

Good to hear but I can't help longing for a PS3 game.

SUPAbrad56
SUPAbrad56

Well now there's something I may get for my psp, but I really REALLY want Naughty Dog to make one for my ps3!

TLM16
TLM16

If Naughty Dog put their full effort until a *real* fourth Jak and Daxter game for the PS3 they'd be rolling in it. Needs to happen.

speculative
speculative

This game is going to be awesome. However, I will wait until it's $5 to pick it up, which should be in only a few years...

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

I WANT JAK AND DAXTER ON PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vulpis
Vulpis

This had me enthusiastic right up until I saw the part about it being done by the same people behind Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank. The former is mediocre at best...and the latter pretty much sucks, at least in the PS2 versions of them. :-/ Seems like the Spyro/Crash fiascos all over again--they need to leave the properties with the original companies.

JBjazzbo
JBjazzbo

Don't care about this, it probably won't be that great... I'm just waiting for the PS3 Jak n Daxter, which will be 10/10 Somehow I can't see it happening for at least another couple of years