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mhg83
03-05-12, 08:00 PM
Ratchet & Clank HD Collection spotted on Amazon

Amazon France has listed a HD compilation of Ratchet & Clank games for the PlayStation 3, although no details are provided and the game hasn't been officially announced.

A Ratchet & Clank compilation has seemed inevitable for some time now, and unusually nobody even seems to have bothered to take the listing for Ratchet & Clank - HD collection down from the Amazon France website yet.

According to the listing the game is out on May 16 on PlayStation 3, which is a bit soon for something that hasn't been announced yet, or even hinted at by Sony, but does seem possible.

Since action platformer Ratchet & Clank is more financially successful than a number of other franchises that have received HD Collections - such as Sly Cooper and Jak And Daxter - it's something of a surprise that there hasn't been a compilation before this.

The only problem is likely to be just how many Ratchet & Clank games there are. Even though these sort of collections are notoriously incomplete there are four games on the PlayStation 2, three on the PlayStation 3 and a number of spin-offs.

We'd imagine that the HD Collection would only contain the story-led PlayStation 2 games, so that's the original Ratchet & Clank from 2002, 2003's Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked And Loaded, and 2004's Ratchet & Clank 3.

If you're lucky you might also get Ratchet: Gladiator from 2005, although it's more of an arena-based shooter in which Clank barely stars, so we can imagine Sony cutting corners and leaving that one out. Especially as it has a strong multiplayer focus too.

As you can see developer Insomniac really used to knock these games out back in the day, but they haven't produced a proper new one since 2009's Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time on the PlayStation 3. The core series seems to be on hiatus now, as Insomniac concentrate on multiformat games such as Overstrike, although the duo are still appearing in other games, such as last year's disappointing co-op title Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.

If there is an official announcement about the HD Collection we'll let you know, but we'd be surprised if it wasn't real.

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/891936-ratchet-clank-hd-collection-spotted-on-amazon

Loved the trilogy on ps2. Not much of a fan of the fourth title. I'll definitely be picking this up if it ends up coming out.

starseed1981
03-06-12, 10:06 AM
Metro isn't what I'd call a reputable website. That being said, if an HD collection came out it'd be a day one purchase for me.

cruzness
03-06-12, 12:23 PM
If true I'd be all over it.

dsa_shea
03-06-12, 03:35 PM
We heard rumors from Europe that Jak and Daxter was coming and it turned out to be true. I'm hoping the same thing applies here.

mhg83
03-06-12, 05:17 PM
Metro isn't what I'd call a reputable website. That being said, if an HD collection came out it'd be a day one purchase for me.

several other web sites reporting it as well:

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/10765.html

http://www.craveonline.com/gaming/articles/184053-ratchet-a-clank-hd-collection-incoming

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/03/02/playback-ratchet-clank-a-crack-in-time/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/02/ratchet-and-clank-hd-listed-on-amazon-france/

Fandango
03-15-12, 12:27 PM
http://thegamingliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/215251.png.jpg

Even though Sony and Insomniac have actually yet to formally announce the Ratchet & Clank HD Trilogy Collection for PS3, it’s box art has surfaced with a promise from 9Lives.be that it will drop in Europe on May 16th.

RocShemp
03-15-12, 12:56 PM
I've only played the PS3 R&C games. This'd be the first "remastered" release I'd pick up.

Adam Tyner
03-15-12, 04:59 PM
Since that other pic doesn't seem to be showing up:

http://www.9lives.be/files/images/screenshots/1024x768/215/215251.png

Includes the first three games at 60 fps, plus you get 3D and trophies. Also, cryptically:

There is more to the 10th Anniversary Celebration than just HD Collection worldwide.

There also will be something special for NA fans for waiting out the time difference. I may suggest pre-ordering the game. Hopefully we can announce this soon, need to work it out with retail partners.

redcat
03-15-12, 11:18 PM
Gametrailers mentioned the spring release for Europe and fall for the U.S., with the delay being caused by the previously-mentioned special release stuff. Unfortunately, the line about needing to work it out with our retail partners reeks to me of the usual "From Amazon, get a special hat for Ratchet! From Best Buy, get a special glove for Clank!" PS3 games are region-free, right? If so, pretty sure I'll just order in May from amazon.co.uk.

U6C84
03-15-12, 11:56 PM
I think you can take off the rumor in the title as this is definitely being released in North America in early Fall.

Decker
03-16-12, 02:19 AM
Man, I'd love a Vita version of this collection. I'm buying it regardless. Love those games so much.

I wonder if they'll re-record Ratchet's lines in R&C 1. The guy who did it was fired for making Ratchet seem like an asshole and his replacement has been voicing Ratchet ever since.

mhg83
03-16-12, 02:03 PM
I don't think I'd even go back and play the first. 2 and 3 blew it out of the water. It was great for it's time when we had no other r & c to compare to. But now it's seems so much slower and boring if you've played the sequels.

U6C84
03-16-12, 02:32 PM
This was just sent out for me at work...

Ratchet & Clank Collection Announced

This week, Insomniac Games announced the long awaited Ratchet & Clank Collection. Developed by Idol Minds, the HD collection will hit North America in the fall, and will include Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. In addition to a full 1080p HD remaster (720p stereoscopic 3D support) of all three games and the inclusion of three Platinum Trophies, we’re happy to confirm that the online competitive multiplayer from Up Your Arsenal will be included. Please check out a glimpse of the coverage below.

IGN: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1220860p1.html
Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/03/15/the-ratchet-and-clank-collection-announced.aspx
GamesRadar: http://www.gamesradar.com/ratchet-clank-hd-collection-confirmed-and-dated-sony/
GameSpot: http://www.gamespot.com/news/ratchet-and-clank-collection-due-this-fall-in-north-america-6366356
Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5893714/new-ratchet--clank-collection-thankfully-omits-the-bad-one
Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/15/ratchet-and-clank-hd-collection-in-na-this-fall-europe-in-may/

starseed1981
03-16-12, 03:36 PM
Awesome!!!!!

redcat
04-11-12, 07:37 AM
I tried pre-ordering from amazon.co.uk, but apparently they have a policy of not shipping games to the US. Does anyone know of a UK-based outlet that will ship overseas?

xfilekr
04-11-12, 08:16 AM
GREAT! This leaves me with like 2 PS2 games left on the shelf

RocShemp
04-11-12, 09:07 AM
Looking forward to this. Will be the first "remastered" release I get since I've only ever owned the PS3 games.

The Bus
04-15-12, 04:35 PM
Looking forward to this. Will be the first "remastered" release I get since I've only ever owned the PS3 games.

Same. Hope the gameplay doesn't feel dated. I see no reason for it to be.

mhg83
04-15-12, 06:26 PM
Same. Hope the gameplay doesn't feel dated. I see no reason for it to be.

2 and 3 are awesome. I replayed them not too long ago and they still hold up. 1 not so much.

Decker
07-17-12, 02:46 PM
Well, the US version is coming on Aug 28th for $29.99. They promised us in the US "Something very special for the 10th anniversary" to make up for the extended wait we had compared to Europe and Japan where the game is already out and boy, did they deliver -- we get early access to the Sly Cooper PS3 demo! Yeah, that was a huge payoff right there.

Michael Corvin
07-17-12, 03:18 PM
Well, the US version is coming on Aug 28th for $29.99. They promised us in the US "Something very special for the 10th anniversary" to make up for the extended wait we had compared to Europe and Japan where the game is already out and boy, did they deliver -- we get early access to the Sly Cooper PS3 demo! Yeah, that was a huge payoff right there.

:lol: Awesome... they sure know how to make a gamer feel special.

mhg83
07-17-12, 05:08 PM
I figured we'd get Ratchet: Deadlocked added to the collection :(

dsa_shea
07-18-12, 08:25 PM
I don't want early access to a demo as my "bonus" for waiting. Uggh!

mhg83
07-18-12, 09:42 PM
looks like we're getting it earlier than expected:

Previous estimated arrival date: October 10, 2012 - October 15, 2012
New estimated arrival date: September 05, 2012 - September 10, 2012

dsa_shea
07-18-12, 09:51 PM
looks like we're getting it earlier than expected:

Previous estimated arrival date: October 10, 2012 - October 15, 2012
New estimated arrival date: September 05, 2012 - September 10, 2012

The release date is the 28th of August.

slop101
08-30-12, 02:04 PM
So this is out, right?

I mean, I know amazon shows it as "in-stock", but I can't find it at a single retailer (Best Buy, Target, Fry's, etc.) at all. I went ahead and got it from amazon though, since they had it for $10 off.

fujishig
08-30-12, 02:16 PM
So this is out, right?

I mean, I know amazon shows it as "in-stock", but I can't find it at a single retailer (Best Buy, Target, Fry's, etc.) at all. I went ahead and got it from amazon though, since they had it for $10 off.

Yeah, I got my copy from amazon a few days ago but I haven't cracked it open yet.

Decker
08-30-12, 02:23 PM
My local Best Buy had a lot of them. Amazon is selling it for MSRP -- it was never $39.99 though it was initially going to be that price. I'm going to wait for a sale or a buy 2, get 1 free thing. Since I've already played all three games, I'm in no rush now.

Adam Tyner
08-30-12, 06:12 PM
I'm kind of disappointed that despite all the pre-release press and what the packaging says, it's only a 720p release. Everything, everywhere claims it's a 1080p remaster.

The most recent Rayman game plays at 1080p for me without a hitch, so I don't think there's anything wrong with my configuration.

mhg83
09-07-12, 05:52 PM
I'm kind of disappointed that despite all the pre-release press and what the packaging says, it's only a 720p release. Everything, everywhere claims it's a 1080p remaster.

The most recent Rayman game plays at 1080p for me without a hitch, so I don't think there's anything wrong with my configuration.

How do you find out what resolution it's playing at?

It would've been nice if the developers went back to the first game and added in Strafing or better aiming.

Decker
09-07-12, 06:14 PM
How do you find out what resolution it's playing at?

It would've been nice if the developers went back to the first game and added in Strafing or better aiming.

Did they re-dub Ratchet's lines or are they still from the guy they fired for making Ratchet sound like kind of an asshole?

Adam Tyner
09-07-12, 07:16 PM
How do you find out what resolution it's playing at?I can eyeball it and tell, but my TV also displays the resolution he ever it changes modes. I see "1080p" at the dashboard, the screen flickers when I start the game, and then it spits back "720p".

Decker
10-24-12, 08:20 PM
Well, the Ratchet & Clank fanatic in me got the best of me today. Saw this post (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/23/ratchet-clank-10th-anniversary-limited-edition-poster-series-revealed/) on the Playstation Blog and decided I had to have one of the 300 hand-screened prints that were going to be made of it, despite the shocking and absurd $60 price + $5 tax + $12 shipping. I guess I have to think of it as a collectable art print, not as a poster. What a sweet image. Will look nice in my man-cave.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8116743217_1cfc6bb184_c.jpg

mhg83
10-24-12, 09:59 PM
funny you should bump this on the same day i go back to play the 1st. Damn is it hard as hell with no strafing and no way to level up. Still a blast to play though. And Ratchet is such an asshole in 1!

Decker
10-24-12, 10:37 PM
funny you should bump this on the same day i go back to play the 1st. .... And Ratchet is such an asshole in 1!
That's exactly what I said three posts and a couple of months ago! They really needed to recast that voice actor (which they did). The second game is miles better than the first.

starseed1981
11-02-12, 03:42 PM
Yeah, I always thought that the Assassin's Creed series was like Ratchet & Clank in that the series started (for me) with the second title.

mhg83
11-03-12, 11:07 AM
If you're trying to get the one million bolts trophy or the R.Y.N.O. there's a glitch i found on youtube:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-xhEJYJ0xdc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Decker
11-29-12, 11:53 PM
My print came today (they're not numbered, BTW). It's a little....less detailed, a little rougher than that picture above indicates. Maybe it's because I looked at it so up close; it might look better from a little distance. I'm getting it custom framed now and then will put it up in the man-cave in a couple of weeks. Here's a glimpse of the manufacturing process of the prints.

<object classId="clsid:D<param name="movie" value="http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/61651" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/61651" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" name="VideoPlayer" width="480" height="382" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" /></object><div style="margin:0;text-align:center;width:480px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;color:#FF9B00;"></div>

And here's the next print, limited to only 200 copies this time. For sale at Iam8bit.com (http://iam8bit.com/the-store/) until they're gone.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1029_449671068402751_1417685421_n.jpg

It does nothing for me and sort of misses the spirit of the series IMO, but I do love Clank and he looks good here so maybe others might dig it. If the last print in the series (to be announced before the end of the year) is something I like, I might get it as well for a framed pair.

Decker
12-19-12, 11:57 AM
Somehow I totally missed the third print in the series and it's sold out now of its 300-copy run. It was a Glow In The Dark Dr Nefarious print.

http://iam8bit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/800w-CreatureBox-RC10-IN-LIGHT.jpg

Simulation of the glow in the dark effect:
http://iam8bit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/AnimatedGif-CreatureBox-RC10-Large.gif

I probably would have bought that one had it been available still. At least I got my favorite one. The middle image with Clank is still available at a discount of $50 at iam8bit.com despite only having a limited run of 200 prints. Guess nobody liked it much.