Ratchet’s new (happier?) look for Japan

By Spencer . July 25, 2007 . 2:04pm


I knew something was off in the Japanese trailer for Ratchet & Clank Future and it’s the way Ratchet looks. In Japan, Sony coined Ratchet like a Disney character with big bushy eyebrows and a cheek to cheek grin. Most of the time Ratchet’s kid-friendly demeanor is restricted to the cover art, but not in the Playstation 3 game. Look at the difference between Ratchet… and Ratchet in the screenshot above. He has huge eyebrows and shiny anime eyes in the game! I'm not sure if this is a first or not since I haven’t played the Japanese Ratchet games, but it’s interesting to note how far Sony is going to make Ratchet appeal to Japan.


Also see the Japanese Ratchet & Clank Future trailer past the break.



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  • Icupnimpn2

    I know that they made the same change at least on previous Japanese box art. Not sure about in-game. But man, those eyebrows have haunted me for years!

  • matty

    They did the same thing with Crash.

    Kirby get ANGRY EYEBROWS for the U.S. market!

  • Veilknight

    It’s not as if Sony giving Ratchet a cosmetic change is completely necessary in the first place, as the Ratchet & Clank series is actually one of the more popular Western games in Japan.

  • John H.

    I like the Japanese look better. It’s not trying to look serious. This is a cartoon character we’re talking about here.

  • bigmac


  • Hatake Kakashi

    i think the original look was fine, i dont see any problems with ratchet’s face

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