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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.
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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