Ratchet and Clank HD Collection Confirmed
As it turns out, Insomniac CEO Ted Price took to the PlayStation Blog to confirm the package. The bundle will include Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal remastered in 1080p HD (and 720p Stereoscopic 3D support) with full trophy support, 3 platinum trophies and the online multiplayer from Up Your Arsenal.
The collection will release in Europe this spring, but will see store shelves this fall in North America. While it’s a bit later than the European release, Price states that they have “something very special planned for our North American fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary, ” and that they’ll “share details soon.”
Thanks for the heads up readers.
Earlier this month we reported the sighting of the Ratchet and Clank HD Collection on Amazon France. The listing, which offered little in the way of details, was quickly removed from the public eye. However, it has since resurfaced on Amazon, with price, release date, and gameplay information.
If the listing is to be believed, the features include remastered versions of the first three Ratchet and Clank games, namely: Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Each will be remastered in 720p HD and will have full trophy support for each game, according to the page.
Additionally, it states that there will be online multiplayer support for Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.
While Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked (often regarded as the dark horse of the series) is not mentioned in this package, it’s being rumored that a second volume of the HD collection will release later, including Deadlocked, Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank.
The release date is set on Amazon as September 1, 2012 – attached to a price of $39.99, typical for most HD re-releases. It’s (of course) set for launch on the PlayStation 3 exclusively.
Check out the additional screenshots below, and if you don’t believe me, hit up the Amazon page. See for yourself.
It’s currently up for pre-order on Amazon, so I’m inclined to believe the truth of it. If for some reason it turns out false, I might become the saddest panda in the world. And nobody likes a sad panda.