It's about time for more Ratchet & Clank fun, isn't it?

Insomniac CEO Ted Price has lifted the lid on a new installment in the uber-popular and critically acclaimed franchise: Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault .

If you weren't aware, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of one of PlayStation's most respect franchises. As part of that celebration, we'll get the Ratchet & Clank HD Collection later this year, but now there's another reason to stand up and applaud: The latest adventure facing the dynamic duo will land on the PlayStation Store; they're calling it a "fun-sized" quest. Here's more from the press release:

"This concentrated blast of adventure blends the series’ classic comedy, camera, and controls with an innovative new way to play. Assemble your arsenal, drop into an intergalactic conflict, and get trigger happy – solo or online and split screen with friends. You can dive into the full experience later this year, but we’ll be revealing more info as the months go on."

If you'd like to be among the first to receive more information on this hot new title, go ahead and "Like" Insomniac on Facebook and opt to follow them on Twitter . And we're just happy to know that the furry Lombax and his comical buddy are returning for another wacky go-'round.

Related Game(s): Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

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Kiryu
Kiryu
8 years ago

Hope its not short.

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

Me too!

Ratchet and clank series were my favorite games on ps2 and although the ps3 games are good (especially Crack in Time) they aren't quite the same.

Quest for Booty was decent but I felt like it wasn't as "in depth" as the other games were.

But still I'm exited for this and that Insomniac is still working with Sony and ps3 exclusive titles

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
8 years ago

4 player split-screen?!?!?

I'M IN!!!

Sounds like a fun and cheap game to play against bots, online or with friends. From what they suggest, I don't think it's a story-driven iteration like A Crack In Time, but an arcade shooter with hilarious cutscenes to narrate the arena action!

For a $20 price tag, I'd definitely be up for that!

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
8 years ago

another downloadable title…
oh well, i'm just happy to see ratchet and clank are back

OxyFenix
OxyFenix
8 years ago

All I want is a sequel to Deadlocked or a remastered HD version…which the collection won't have…

___________
___________
8 years ago

yes, yes it will……

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

It will? I heard it won't have Deadlock

___________
___________
8 years ago

no it does not "come with it" but the JP version at least comes with a code to download it.
whether that makes it out anywhere else is another story.
but that said whats the point of putting the work into making it compatible wit ps3 than only releasing it in JP?


Last edited by ___________ on 6/1/2012 11:31:15 AM

Laguna
Laguna
8 years ago

Deadlocked will be released on the PSN in HD as a digital title.

In Japan.

I don't know about any other regions.

But I am not very hot about this. I really don't think we need yearly ratchet and clank games.

I want insomniac to make us be hyped as hell for their games, but their production styles prevent most from caring.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Deadlocked will get that HD treatment in all regions, it's simply not been announced yet.

To be honest I'm far more excited about the HD retreads than this new title, although it does sound interesting.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 5/31/2012 1:43:49 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

I like their titles, but I don't see what the Euro title alludes to with QForce…

Anyway. I get the feeling that this will be included in the NA version of the R&C Collection, considering that it is coming later and has already been confirmed to include a "bonus". I mean, EU is getting it as a standalone retail release. Let's just hope that "fun-size" doesn't mean that it ends up as hollow and somewhat disappointing as Quest for Booty. Didn't like that game at all.

___________
___________
8 years ago

its ALWAYS time for some R&C fun!
my favourite series of all time!

i instantly screamed F*CK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! and started jumping up like a kid in a candy store!
wait, whats this?
online, fun sized quest?
sigh, there joining the 2 biggest flops in the companies history!
quest for booty and all four one.
i really thought they would of learned their lesson after last years flop!
i guess i thought wrong.
sigh.
ūüôĀ

COME ON INSOMNIAC R&C IS ONE OF THE BEST FRANCHISES EVER MADE!
A CRACK IN TIME IS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES RELEASED ON PS3!
COME ON, IF R&C ONE OF THE BEST SERIES EVER MADE, AND ACIT ONE OF THE BEST GAMES ON THE PS3, DO NOT WARRANT A PROPER FULL FLEDGED SEQUEL THAN NOTHING DOES!
jesus tap dancing christ what do we fans have to do to get a proper fully fledged sequel!?
clank did not leave the time clock in sigmends hands and rejoin ratchet just so they could sit on the side line!!!!!!!!!!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

Because the series has been seeing diminishing returns. ToD sold 2.3 million, ACiT sold only 1.6 and A41 sold 0.9.

I agree that it is a FANTASTIC series, but if it is no longer profitable, then the best choice is to either kill it, or regain their consumers with portable offerings before releasing a new full-fledged title. Also, experimentation works better on a smaller scale, and that is what Q4B, A41 and seeming this are: Experiments.

___________
___________
8 years ago

yup, and releasing these shitty mini titles is really going to help solve the poor sales!
ACIT actually sold really well, if they released another game like that now it would sell allot better too!
im sick of seeing insomniac sh*t on one of my favourite franchises with this crappy mini game crap!
if they so badly want some sales they should release the HD collection on the vita, that would sell like hotcakes!

kevinater321
kevinater321
8 years ago

Yes! Ratchet And Clank is still my favourite game series and I am very excited by the news of a new game. I hope they bring it back to it's roots more, maybe a bit more like ACIT but smaller and with multiplayer like Up Your Arsenal. At least that is what I hope they mean by multiplayer and not like the all 4 one atrocity.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
8 years ago

You forgot about Ratchet: Deadlocked HD heading to PSN as well. It's somewhat part of the HD collection but PSN-only.

Ugh, damn! This is an overload of awesome. I love Ratchet & Clank but now I have FIVE games to play when they arrive this Fall! Can't wait (for my wallet and free time to dry up).

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Indeed R&C fans will be busy this autumn…

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Awesome! Id rather have a full blown sequel rather than a smaller sized PSN game, but I'll take what I can get.