Ratchet & Clank Collection due this fall in North America

PS3 bundle to include remastered versions of original, Going Commando, and Up Your Arsenal; set to arrive first in Europe this spring.

Three PlayStation 2 Ratchet & Clank titles are headed to the PlayStation 3. Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price today announced the Ratchet & Clank Collection, due out in North America this fall.

Ratchet & Clank with a new coat of paint.

The Ratchet & Clank Collection 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.

The collection will make its premiere in Europe this spring. A price for the bundle was not mentioned, and as of press time, Sony had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Sony said it is choosing to release the Ratchet & Clank Collection in North America later than Europe because the company has "something very special" planned for American gamers.

The first indication that Sony was planning a Ratchet & Clank collection came earlier this month when Amazon France posted (and then removed) a listing for the pack.

The Ratchet & Clank Collection is not the first high-definition combo pack the publisher has released. The company has shipped PS3 HD collections for Sly Cooper, God of War, Jak and Daxter, and Ico & Shadow of the Colossus.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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servb0ts
servb0ts

By Far my favorite PS2 Platform series. Can't Wait. :D

holthawkins
holthawkins

Love the franchise of ratchet and clank i still have ALL the games for the ps2 and ps3 so I personally cant wait for this collection to come out

raycey
raycey

'Something special' for NA? Talk about jipped. I'm an avid RC fan and have EVERY game, including the 2 PSP games that were ported to PS2. I'm insulted that I'm not as deserving just because I live somewhere else. No love for Australia? F*** you. I'll just have to get it imported as usual.

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

But why can't we all get 'something very special'? Doesn't seem fair...Still, if it turns out to be Deadlocked I won't be bothered. Anyway, for all my fellow European gamers, Playstation Magazine has confirmed a release date of May 16th :) Just under 2 months to go.

RatchetV1
RatchetV1

this...is...literally...amazing...

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@HappyBB Would you really be happy paying $60 for five to ten year old games? You say that now, but I really don't think you would. Also, to do the games in Hi Def takes up room on the Blu Ray disc. Three is probably the most they want to go with that.

Spacerac
Spacerac

2004... One of my favorite years for many reasons. Spiderman 2, The Incredibles, Halo 2, but my #1 favorite reason... You can shove it Up Your Arsenal cause I ain't sayin! :| Seriously though, a liiitle disappointed there's no Deadlocked, it wasn't my favorite RC but I still loved it. Maybe we're getting that game too as part of the "something special." Happy ten years, Ratchet and Clank. You guys made my teen years. You guys were my number one game I wanted my PS3 for.

pigfish2
pigfish2

I've been hoping for this for a long time, can't wait!!!

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

This is great news, I never got to play those games.

HappyBB
HappyBB

Can these remastered games include more than 3 of the original games? How about the whole and complete package and then you can charge us at $59.99? I have not played any of these remastered or original games. I would really want to try them all out in a complete package!

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

can't wait. One reason why I switched back to Sony, because I love Ratchet & Clank and MLB the Show.

karenwen
karenwen

Ugh, my PS2 has been scratching disks in a perfect circle and has ruined certain parts of games I have like MGS3. I don't have many games for it but R&C:GC is one of them, as well as Jak II, and NFS:HP2.

Well those were my favs anyways that I own for that system. Since they all have HD versions for PS3 with the exception of NFS:HP2, I must get one, and hopefully before year's end, and cop the aforementioned HD releases as well.

I wish they included Ratchet: Deadlocked with this HD compilation though, it's pretty much blasphemy not to include it. They did the same thing to the Jak series by not including JakX:Combat Racing, and MGS missing Portable Ops.

hyksiu
hyksiu

I can't wait to play it!

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@Sohereiam yeah i know that but since he was asking if the UK version would work in the US i assumed hes talking about the disc version which will work

FireWolfRage
FireWolfRage

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FireWolfRage
FireWolfRage

Rock On! Now how about Red Faction HD, Socom HD and Maximo HD!

servb0ts
servb0ts

Bout time my favorite PS2 platform series comes home to PS3.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Yay. Love collections of games like this especially when I've missed them.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@Draco416 Because Deadlocked was an online heavy game, and they would have to get it to run on the Playstation Network. And that would take time, or even a complete rebuilding from the ground up.

mtait01
mtait01

@amaan4ever yes, ps3 games are region free :D I have a PS3 from the UK and now live in Chile where all the games are American versions and they work with no problem... the American versions also have better box art if I am being honest

Draco416
Draco416

If you're not gonna put Deadlocked on the disc then at least make it a separate download available on the PS store for $15 or sumpthin like that. Though I don't get why you can't just put it on the disc, seeing as how Blu-Ray discs are 50gb.

XO422
XO422

YES YES YES I KNEW IT THX SONY!!!!!!!!!

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

@SirNormanislost The PS3 system isn't region free, Sony gives the option to the developers to produce a game whiteout lockout, but the region lock exist, to the point if you have an Region 1(North America) game and play on Region 2(Europe) PSN account, the DLC will not work, the DLC needs to be from the game(not the system) region.

mkaliaz
mkaliaz

Awesome news, you guys aren't losing out on anything without deadlocked. That game is nothing at all like all the other ratchet games and I thought it was quite terrible.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@amaan4ever yes PS3s are region free so any game from any country will work in your ps3

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

So do ps3 games from UK play on American ps3s??

Metal_Jaws
Metal_Jaws

Man, why do people always just fixate on what they are not getting. 3 HD R&C games???? Thats awesome. I love the franchise, easy day 1 buy for me. Cant wait to get 3 easy plaitinums too... Well easy may be a quick judgement. They could have some evil trophies planned. I remeber early Ratchet skill points and gold bolts. Evil...

deltaalphagamma
deltaalphagamma

they make remastered versions of these games ???? I'm still waiting for HD remastered version of galerians psx

zzamaro
zzamaro

no deadlocked=fail it sucks they only put 3 games when deadlocked was a very good one as well

electroflame
electroflame

"Sony said it is choosing to release the Ratchet & Clank Collection in North America later than Europe because the company has "something very special" planned for American gamers." Yeah, some kind of shafting, I'm sure.

ELEMENTZERO707
ELEMENTZERO707

RATCHET: DEADLOCKED IS AWESOME, I loved the gladiator theme, and arena combat, and especially the co-op :D

ELEMENTZERO707
ELEMENTZERO707

I would laugh quite heartily if sony arranged for hd remakes of the original spyro and crash trilogy done by insomniac& nuaghty dog respectfully

ELEMENTZERO707
ELEMENTZERO707

I bet they'll do another collection with deadlocked (with online), and truly "remastered" versions of the 2 psp games :D I'm basing this of the 2 god of war collections, and the fact up your arsenal is getting an enhanced multiplayer mode.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Well, since Deadlocked isn't included, I don't feel too bad for tracking these all down on ps2 two years ago, but still. Kinda a waste.

supertom221
supertom221

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!!!!!!!!!! But why no DeadLocked? I loved that game!. Maybe they wouldv'e even integrated it's online with the PSN/SEN/Whatever-N, that would've been epic.... But just a lost dream now. Still exciting news.

unreal_master
unreal_master

Thank God there is no deadlock,size matters or secret agent clank.

T_K_14
T_K_14

@Ultimate39 Yes, the online multiplayer will return.

toddx77
toddx77

I hope the extra special sometihng for american gamers is it includes deadlocked.

mtait01
mtait01

awesome I never played these games, but I LOVE the PS3 releases :D - day one buy for me

Flint247
Flint247

I want to see more HD collections of older games. :)

Ultimate39
Ultimate39

Wait, will there be online for UYA? (Pretty please?)

Ziberg
Ziberg

I loved these games on my ps2, i still have them too, i would love to play them but no backwards compatibility =( Oh well I'd still probably get this even if my ps2 copy's did work

Jehuty08
Jehuty08

hope they put this on the vita as well

Okamiiiii
Okamiiiii

I was hoping Ratchet Deadlocked was going to be in the HD collection, but still...awesome.