Ratchet & Clank gunning for PSP

Newly formed High Impact Games bringing Sony's techno-savvy tag-team franchise to portable platform early next year.

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When Ratchet: Deadlocked was released last year, it did so with a focus on multiplayer, arena-style action and a decided lack of focus on Ratchet's longtime partner, the diminutive-yet-dignified Clank. Gamers who prefer their platforming heroes in pairs might be happy to hear today that Clank is back in the limelight for the forthcoming Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation Portable.

While Sony is promising that the gameplay will get back to the franchise's roots for Ratchet & Clank PSP (working title), the company is entrusting the series to a new studio for the first time. Whereas Insomniac Games has developed every previous installment of the series (outside of the mobile phone version), Ratchet and Clank PSP is set to be the first release from High Impact Games. The franchise won't be completely new to the developer, however, as a number of High Impact developers are former employees of Insomniac with experience working on previous Ratchet and Clank games.

As has become the series trademark, Ratchet and Clank PSP will feature a variety of weapons and gadgets, as well as an intergalactic romp that takes them to the far-flung corners of the duo's sci-fi universe. High Impact is also implementing a new armor-customization system, a number of vehicles that players can use in races and missions, and wireless multiplayer action for up to four people.

For more on the game and its storyline, check out GameSpot's pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo impressions of the game, and check back during the show (May 10 to 12) for more details.

Discussion

55 comments
hellboy13666
hellboy13666

its pretty sweet. i got it last week :) best game ever :O

mingfu
mingfu

horrible game !!!!don't on buying it

gthomps1
gthomps1

I certainly hope they plan on developing something for the PS2 as well. I am not interested in PSP.

Father_Time89
Father_Time89

huzzah a Ratchet and Clank coming for PSP, but what's this a new developer . . . this makes me REALLY nervous, because I've seen three great series bastardized when people other than the original developers got their hands on them.

Aaronjp
Aaronjp

awesome news! I can't wait! w00t!! :) :)

Reetesh
Reetesh

Its going to be AWESOME:D

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

wow this is kind of cool, but i still would rather hear that sony is puthing a 2nd analog stick on the psp..... Hell there is even a perfect spot for it, and i even bet at one time they had 2 sticks but got rid of it to bring down production cost... how much could a 2nd analog stick cost geee, there just screwing this portable thing up... Well ill go enjoy my DS now, tetris online is fun as hell.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

*sniff sniff* hmm.....smells like some sour milk(age)

cyprus646
cyprus646

Hopefully the frame rate can handle the action and if it does i hope it dosent effect the loading time.

liamoliver2
liamoliver2

Not good, well ratchet and clank is good but For PSP, NO GOOD BUYING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

i hate these games. the jak games are better

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Haleluia , finnaly some good news for the PSP .

Skelitor
Skelitor

If the developers do a good job with this game i am sure to get it.

xXAdventChildXx
xXAdventChildXx

Yes I knew there would be one when I heard of Daxter! Woot Woot!

eddie73
eddie73

Ratchet and Clank is the best, rokkuman09. And to everyone fretting over it not being made by insomniac, wasn't Daxter not made by Naughty Dog? It turned out OK!

Gmex
Gmex

ps3 and psp r&c's been confirmed yay!!

thatguytony
thatguytony

This is exactly what the PSP needs, games people care about. Instead of the ports, it is nice to see some original content designed with PSP in mind.

AlexWills
AlexWills

I liked all the R&C games hopefully they will get down the controls.

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

YYYEEEESSSSS! THIS IS BY FAR GONNA BE THE BEST GAME EVER FOR THE PSP!

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

Now youre talking, the psp lineup seems to be getting better and better....yeah yeah go shove brain training so far it tickles your tonsile from the wrong side....

TacoJelly
TacoJelly

Thats good, but it's still essentially a portable version of a console game. Are there ever gonna be some good, truly unique experiences on the PSP?

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

I hope that it would be really good, but I hope they start making new original games for the psp more

somesthetic
somesthetic

as much as the psp needs original games to help it sell, it also needs the big sony franchises like this one, so huzzah!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I think this is a great move I love the games on the PS2 and think it will be awesome on the PSP too.

Agent_023
Agent_023

Great, buying a PS3 because of Ratchet & Clank, and now very highly considering buying a PSP because of Ratchet & Clank. The only reason it isn't a definite buy yet is because it's not buy Insomniac, so I'm a bit skeptical...

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

You know... this could be Crash Bandicoot all over again...

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Where's the hyphen in High-impact Studios?

kicking222
kicking222

R&C is an incredible series, and the PSP version looks gorgeous. I think we're going to see great things from this game.

pokemon777
pokemon777

This is gonna be just another Daxter. And Daxter is the best game I've played and beaten on a handheld in months. And I have a DS.

bowser0077
bowser0077

this could mean a Clank game ya know

game_masta14
game_masta14

THANK YOU SONY AND INSOMNIAC GAMES!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I'd be happier if the date of this game weren't 2007.

g-stuart
g-stuart

ojala y sea igual de bueno ke daxter

Simfanatic16
Simfanatic16

cool cool. It better be as good as daxter because im on my 3rd time through since launch and i still cant get enough, ive played daxter more than basically anything else even acid 1 and 2.

PostedOval
PostedOval

This is awesome news! Daxter is a freakin BLAST to play on the PSP. If this game is as good as that, we'll have another winner

kkkknaruto
kkkknaruto

YAAAAAA dis is wut i was waitin for Rachet ON THE GO OOOO YAAA......dis game will hold me til i get a ps3 WOOT WOOT PROPS TO PSP!!!!!BEAT DAT NINTENDO DS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

ninjacat11
ninjacat11

It probably will be. And I knew (mostly) about this before this certain news bulletin. Thank you, PSP Advanced!

KIELW93
KIELW93

Now we just have to hope it has Infrastructure! :D

slimrider94
slimrider94

this happened just like to Daxter. Daxter was developed by Ready At Dawn, instead of Naughty Dog. So now Ratchet and Clank are being developed by High Impact Studios, instead of Insomniac

atrimus
atrimus

Nice. hopefully this new developer does the series its Insomniac justice. with this, Daxter, Syphon Filter and GTA (curse Take-Two for porting it to the PS2), the curtain of mediocrity is seeming to lift from the PSP.