TGS '07: Clank going undercover on PSP

Diminutive automaton embarks on a solo mission in 2008's Secret Agent Clank, a new game from High Impact Games.

While the flesh-and-blood-and-fur protagonist Ratchet has always had top billing in Sony's Ratchet & Clank series of games, the endearing robot sidekick Clank has ironically given the series much of its heart. Now Clank is getting a chance to shine on his own, as developer High Impact Games is hard at work on Secret Agent Clank, a solo adventure starring the diminutive deadpan droid.

"And that, my friends, is why you never juggle fire while decanting kerosene!"

At the game's outset, Ratchet stands accused of a crime he didn't commit, and Clank takes it upon himself to clear his friend's good name. With Ratchet behind bars, Clank dons his suave spy suit and proceeds to test his action hero mettle. The game features a variety of levels, from action-heavy sequences where Clank uses cufflink bombs and other spy gadgets to clear enemies in his path to rhythm-based minigames that let him pass through scripted sequences unharmed.

It wouldn't be in keeping with the Clank's modest personality to hog the entire spotlight, so gamers can expect to take control of legendary blowhard Captain Qwark, as well as Ratchet himself in several levels.

Secret Agent Clank is set for release in 2008. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions, direct from the Tokyo Game Show.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

53 comments
flip13lolb
flip13lolb

secret agent clank will be a cool spinoff to the rachet series

1PSman
1PSman

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

PSdual_wielder but at least daxter has whole bunch of tools to play with, clank can only hover and control robots. It will really depend on what they give clank to play around with that will determine if this game is fun enough to buy. I agree I hgope they make clank a little better. maybe this will be more puzzle than action though since he is a secret agent he will sneak past his enemy. I-'d rather blow the enemys to peices and harvest the bolts inside them though.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

cool. I dont know about using clank that much. but I am sure it will be good. I have played all the other R&C games including the psp version and with this and the ps3 version coming out I cant wait!

Onenottoforget
Onenottoforget

This looks good I enjoyed all the other R&C Games so this one really should be no different

DrKill09
DrKill09

Clank is such a freakin annoying character.

ctg867
ctg867

If it's anything like Daxter or R&C Size Matters, then I'm in. I think it's a nice change of pace. A little more puzzle and platformer, a little less shoot em up. A little less Ratchet, a little more Clank. I'm happy, R&C fans should be happy. I'll be picking this up if it's about as good as I think it'll be.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

This looks inviting. There will always be some games that really make you wish you had the right system. Sometimes, even consider buying. The real question is how many games you're talking.

b11051973
b11051973

I love R&C and I'm sure I'd like a Clank solo game.

ocdog45
ocdog45

a.k.s. daxter rule, thats cool daxter wasa huge success so this will be as well.

azizrulez
azizrulez

good to see high impact games making another ratchet and clank game on the psp,i was really impressed by the earlier port

876tk
876tk

this is just like what they did with Daxter, and that turned out great, 2 for 2? mayyybe

soldjango
soldjango

more games in the R&C universe are greatly welcome

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

cool! Bond meets super sci-fi with a good dose of humor!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

PSP is getting a strong line-up now! Im getting impressed!

Dain_Bramage77
Dain_Bramage77

I was wondering when they were going to make something like this. First time I saw Clank as that secret agent in R&C3, I knew there had to be a game based on that!

mastertimx
mastertimx

love ratchet, love clank, love all 6 ratchet and clank games ( i know i'll love tools of destruction) and i will definatly love this. never player a bad ratchet and clank game. probably my favorite series of all time, my favorite game being up your arsenal ( maybe tools of destruction, i hope they add rumble to that via update)

Davideogamer
Davideogamer

Sweet. He was so cool as Secret Agent Clank. I love this series.

Willy105
Willy105

Cool, more games for the PSP! Keep em coming!

Hollowichi7
Hollowichi7

Secret agent man secret agent man. lol

dewmandew7
dewmandew7

Awesome. Clank's missions were some of my favorite parts of Ratchet and Clank 3. If only my mom would let me get a PSP...

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Playing has him seems like it will be fun.

kingyotoX
kingyotoX

i wasn't a big fan of size matters but this may be different.

KrazyC18
KrazyC18

is this Daxter all over again!?!?!? *sigh*, but w.e, daxter was fun!!!

Kenaue
Kenaue

This is gonna be cool. Now I can finally have a Clank game.

kajtrooper
kajtrooper

omg yes! i cant wait! ive been wanting this!

the-very-best
the-very-best

Not bad. Daxter turned out to be a solid platformer so this should be good.

Chaos_Bladez
Chaos_Bladez

Cool, when I get my PSP I'll pick this one up.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

but at least daxter has whole bunch of tools to play with, clank can only hover and control robots. It will really depend on what they give clank to play around with that will determine if this game is fun enough to buy.

ratchetcooper1
ratchetcooper1

this is great, not RC has another thing in common with jak and daxter

K-E316
K-E316

they did the same with daxter and it turned preety good.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

To be honest I've never been a major R%C fan, but I'm not denying that a lot of people will enjoy this game. You guys have fun, I'm just into different games.

DatGMan
DatGMan

Wow, sounds like fun! Definitely looking forward to seeing this game in action.