Ratchet and Clank delayed, demoed

Insomniac's popular platformer pushed a week to October 30; PSN sampler coming October 11.

Earlier this week, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated Insomniac's widely admired lombax and robot duo in two categories for their PlayStation 3 debut, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Though the winners will be announced on October 23, the heat-packing duo, should they win, won't be on hand to accept the award as originally anticipated. Posting to Sony's PlayStation Blog, line producer Greg Phillips has revealed that, yes, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction has shipped to manufacturers, but it won't arrive on retail shelves until October 30.

The tools come out October 30.

Slightly offsetting the bitter side of today's news, Phillips offered an extra helping of sweet with word that a Ratchet and Clank demo should arrive on the PlayStation Network on October 11. An optimized version of the demo shown at this year's E3 Media & Business Summit, the free trial lets players tool around in the futuristic city of Metropolis. (A similar demo is now available to preorderers of the game at GameStop.)

As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, Ratchet and Clank's maiden voyage on the PlayStation 3 kicks off a new multi-installment story arc in the 3D platformer. True to past installments, the game features a healthy dose of over-the-top weaponry and tongue-in-cheek humor. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is available exclusively for the PS3 and will retail for $59.99. It has not yet been rated.

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134 comments
Samiiii
Samiiii

I never saw this demo? Still don't.

DLUCHOVICH
DLUCHOVICH

I CAN'T FRONT I SLEPT ON ALLLLL OF THE RATCHET & CLANKS! BUT THIS DEMO I JUST DLed & PLAYED IS DAT "ISH" PHA REAL pha real. EVERYBODY NEEDS R&C TOOLS IN THEIR LIFE!!! uno LUCCI

PS360Fanboy
PS360Fanboy

great demo, cant wait for the game to come out

plasmicblast
plasmicblast

wtf?? the demo isn't on my PSN network, WHY!?!?!

KBABZ
KBABZ

It's just a week. Seven Days. You can live that long, can't you? For those wondering just WHY it was delayed, on the Full Moon Show (Insomniac Games' Podcast) Brian Allgier said that they had some tricky bugs in the game that they really wanted to fix before the game went Gold and they sent it out. The Demo was also pushed back presumably because Insomniac wanted both the Full game and the Demo to run on the same code. This actually gives Insomniac some extra time to think up what their next project is. Resistance 2? RaCF2? The return of Girl with Stick? In any case I'll be quite the happy one!

mrvercetti91
mrvercetti91

psht... i don't care i'm not getting a ps3 until early november at the earliest anyways...

spidermanc2k
spidermanc2k

Cool. Right when I get payed again. the rest of the year is going to be a really expensive time for games.

p00phead
p00phead

tools of destruction is gonna have kick ass multi player

haesuse
haesuse

ok seriously some of you drama starting losers need to get a life. its a whole week delay. its not "a delay? ps3? nooo.....". if it was a month, two or more, i see your point, but this is highly insignificant. ToD is still going to rock and remain as one of the greatest platformer franchises ever, so chill!

geebus
geebus

a delay? ps3? nooooo... .. .. ..

Beefycake
Beefycake

At least it not delayed for 2008, so no use crying over spilled milk, its coming, thats all that matters.

stefanlek
stefanlek

who cares! This game will boost sales significantly and it will make a great addition to my collection probably game of the year for ps3 (this or COD4 or UT3)

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

the thing about it not being rated is wrong... psn says its rated E10+

Colsworl
Colsworl

Insomniac and Sony announced the game has gone gold, now why would they delay a game that is already finished? Well many people are expecting this to coincide with the new 40gb or so model. Spiderman 3 also comes out on October 30th and in a seperate rumour that was expected to be bundled with the ps3. So maybe there will be 2 bundles, one with Spidey3 and the other with R&C. They are just theories but I mean come on, why else would the delay a game that is already in the factories?

dunedain-ranger
dunedain-ranger

*phew* when I saw the headline that it was being delayed I got a little scared, but a week isn't bad. It is coming soon!

frostbach_basic
frostbach_basic

gimme gimme....oh well, one week isn't horrible. More time to play folklore :-P

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

A week? I'm thankful. Could be moved to spring next year.

greenpyro33
greenpyro33

I can wait a couple of days for it. It's not like what happened to GTA.

DeathIsARight
DeathIsARight

People people people...They did this to go hand in hand with the 399 40 gig! They needed a big game to launch at the same time to spark sales!

snipe2004
snipe2004

well its only a week so nothing to gripe about

XanderZane
XanderZane

lol!! What's a week. This should be PS3 first "AAA" exclusive title. I'll be disappointed if this game doesn't score 9.0-9.5. It better be good.

clawboy
clawboy

Bummer. I was looking forward to getting it sooner.

Chaos_Bladez
Chaos_Bladez

Weak. Oh well, a week wont kill me. This game is gonna be my GOTY so just polish it up and fix the bugs.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

what? I really want this game I have played every single one in the series inclding the psp ones and I want to play the latest game! oh well at least the demo comes out soon. but is that in the UK or does this apply to the US only?

vaultinasafe
vaultinasafe

This is going to be so great! I've been looking forward to this game forever!

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

if you reserve it at gamespot ($5 bucks) you get the first level demo on a disk. for those that don't want to wait. it looks incredible and so far looks like it's gonna be a must have.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Can't wait to get this game! :D

bluntiss
bluntiss

It's the principal furbyballistick

Furbyballistik
Furbyballistik

omg! for you you complaining! its only a freaking week!! lol..you guys make me wonder.... =|

ThrillhouseLive
ThrillhouseLive

OMG that game was the only reason i kept my ps3! Now it is delayed!

No-Go-Zone
No-Go-Zone

Lol not a buy-on relese day thing 4 me but will thorughly enjoy demo. Had 3 out of their 5 in the series but will get this one. Just when? im getting AC and Haze at simular time. ill be skint!

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

a week delayed doesn't really makes much difference..

jackanderson
jackanderson

If Ratchet needs time to be perfect then that's fine by me. Looks bril, especially the robot fish!

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

I don't care as long as the game is perfect and free of bugs fine with me,Insomniac is one of the best ,and this game is going to deliver big time.can't wait.

Jagzthebest
Jagzthebest

phew! oh my i was scared thought it was a a massive delay only a few weeks :)

bluntiss
bluntiss

welcome to the wonderful world of ps3... Everything is delayed. Though I've never had an interest in this game at all, it looks like it could be fun. Let's hope it turns out well

CMcCon342
CMcCon342

R&C Going Commando is one of my favorite games of all time (right behind RE4). I grabbed the demo at Gamestop and this game won't disappoint (as long as its not too short). The demo was sweet, the graphics are really great, but the level felt very small and linear, I know it was just a demo, but if they sacrifice game length and openness for graphics, i will officially be pissed. Otherwise, I'm happy to report that the gameplay is very much like Going Commando and not Up Your Arsenal (meaning more about platforming and no FPS controls)

CMcCon342
CMcCon342

I agree, Uncharted is no where near ready. You can tell by how all the reporters write about it. They are excited by its potential but you can tell they don't want to mention the fact that it feels clumsy to play and buggy.

Space-Q
Space-Q

I know it's only a week but has there been one PS3 game that hasn't been delayed? hell, has PS3 ever been mentioned without mentioning delay in the same sentence. It's almost guaranteed the uncharted won't come out until the middle of december...or next spring.

Doolum
Doolum

After what i have seen and experienced of R&C Size matters(my first ever R&C),can tell am looking forward to this itineration of R&C on the PS3.

R-Force
R-Force

This is only a good thing in my eyes. I can't wait to play the next R&C game and want Insomniac to have the necessary time to polish it. Waiting a few more weeks doesn't bother me.

daveg1
daveg1

i hate delays...i was lookin forward to this demo on the 4th....:(