Ratchet & Clank Collection drops August 28

PS3 $30 bundle includes HD updates for first three installments in Sony's sci-fi action platformer series, early access to Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo.

Those looking forward to Insomniac Games' next Ratchet & Clank adventure can jog their memories of the series with a new compilation next month.

Ratchet gets collected August 28.

Sony today confirmed that The Ratchet & Clank Collection will launch August 28. Priced at $30, the compilation will contain the original Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. The PlayStation 2 games are being remastered for the PS3 by Idol Minds (Pain) with the help of Insomniac Games.

All three games will sport full 1080p high-definition visuals, stereoscopic 3D support, and trophies. Additionally, the new version of Up Your Arsenal will include the same competitive multiplayer component that was a new feature for the series when the game originally shipped in 2004.

In addition, Sony today confirmed that those who purchase the collection will be granted first access to a demo for the upcoming Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Set for release this fall, Thieves in Time will have players meeting up with the titular raccoon's ancestors through the use of time travel.

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35 comments
Jake518
Jake518

I have some great memories with these games!

sportfan2004
sportfan2004

I'm so excited about the Ratchet & Clank collection!  I just pre-ordered it,   I'm a big fan of this series from the PS2 days and i can't play it on my ps3, so i am extatic that there coming out with this collection on the PS3!! and plus TROPHIES!! woohoo!

Spartan765
Spartan765

oO sweet but aint are make a one for the vita

BrianMX34
BrianMX34

What about Ratchet:Deadlocked?! :(

videogamer008
videogamer008

awesome...... just incredibly awesome..... because im going to pre order this collection and it is going to be awesome already.... the reason why i know is becausei love this frachise and every game company is awesomely incredible...

CTR360
CTR360

i have pal version great collection for me

thenerd64
thenerd64

PLEASE BRING TO VITA!!!! I have a PS3 and VITA, and I would much rather own this for VITA.

SolidTy
SolidTy

The PS2 were amazing. I may pick this up again, but at that magic $20 pricepoint. :P

EPaul
EPaul

Awesome will probably wait till it reaches $20 to buy it

TheArcade
TheArcade

I wonder how much the PS2 version of the first game costs? Was thinking about getting it.

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

It's times like these when I wish I had a PS3 instead of an XBOX.  I still have all 3 games for PS2 but I want this HD collection.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

Meh both Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal have HD support on ps2, not sure about the first one though

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Does anyone know, can you change the way the camera behaves on these new HD updates?  like left moves right, right moves left, left moves left, right moves right?

CTR360
CTR360

i get it yesterday i lke it

burgo81
burgo81

what about us aussies, can already buy the collection but we don't get the sly demo

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Bought the MGS, Jak and Sly Collections, this one I guess I'll buy too. It's amazing reliving the PS2 days.

Ziberg
Ziberg

I still have these games for PS2, I wish I didnt have to buy this to play them on my PS3 but buyer beware...  I should have just kept my ps2 =/

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I might grab this but right now I'm taking advantage of the Steam Sales going on....

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I'm so torn about this release. I love Ratchet & Clank, and had these games when they were new, but I just couldn't get into the Sly or Jak collections.

Jarten
Jarten

Sounds awesome. Now I just need to start saving up my money since I used it all on the steam sale.

barren167
barren167

And the prices for a compilation are cheaper than buying the games used at Gamestop, for once. Works for me.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Hell to the Yes!!! makes no sense making us wait  3 flipping months when they already released it out in EU. damn Greedy Bastards.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Can't wait. Price makes this even better.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I already have this game. Some of the cutscenes display in a 4:3 aspect ratio, the game doesn't play in 1080p and there's a strange floating helmet bug in some cutscenes. It could've definitely been. Ether.

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

$30? And a Sly 4 demo? Instant purchase. My PS2 controllers are falling apart anyway.

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

 @TheArcade I re-bought the first game a few weeks ago on Amazon for about 5 bucks in Like New condition, so try there.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @higherflyerJ The irony is I bet the games you play the most are also on PS3. My friend was in the same bout as he loved PS2, and got a 360 cheap and played a lot of SF, COD, Madden, etc. When he got RROD, he got a PS3. He wanted a Blu-Ray player for his HD set really bad though. :P

servb0ts
servb0ts

 @TheCyborgNinja Jak collecting was 3 boring platinums hate the seriers but PS3 Sly collection made me a fan. & I only played R&C on my PS2, my favorite platform series

 

Sonic_Cannon
Sonic_Cannon

 @servb0ts Come on man, you get most games before the rest of the world. A few delayed releases aren't a big deal.

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

 @SolidTy It is true that most games I play on 360 are also on PS3.  If I could go back 7 years I would have gone with the PS3, though.  Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Uncharted, Infamous, etc. are much more appealing now than Gears of War and Halo.  I feel it's too late to change and it kind of sucks.  I own over 100 360 games lol and that's not including Arcade titles.

tracerhank
tracerhank

 @higherflyerJ No need to change, buddy. Just make additions. PS3 pricing is affordable these days. :)