This Was The Original Concept Design For Ratchet & Clank

By Ishaan . August 22, 2012 . 3:10pm

To celebrate Ratchet & Clank’s 10th anniversary, Sony are releasing the Ratchet & Clank Collection for the PlayStation 3. This morning, they released a new trailer for the collection, along with concept art of what Ratchet and Clank originally looked like when character artist, Dave Guertin, was coming up with their design:



Both characters were originally both more reptilian in nature, as shown in the concepts above. Clank was meant to be a mechanical lizard of sorts. The only concepts of his that were carried over to the final design were his eyes and articulated legs.


Ratchet & Clank Collection will be released on August 28th for the PlayStation 3. You can watch the new trailer for the collection below:


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  • Ratchet’s body looks like a cross between a kangaroo and Mewtwo.

    • Voltech44

      Well, that’s one image that’ll never be unseen…

    • I thought of MewTwo as well. It’s the tail and legs, isn’t it?

  • Marco Tinè

    Hehe, I’m glad they ended up with the final designs we all know!

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I grew up playing mostly Insomniac and Naughty Dog games lol, but now I mostly play Japanese games.
    I had great memories with these games, I will probably pick it up later (great thing about these developers are the fun glitches in their games too)

  • Nanashrew

    those reptilian alien designs look like they could still be used for their own game. they look good. i wonder why many concept designs are rarely ever thought about or used for anything later, they just lay there as scraps of paper with future ideas trapped inside.

  • Fidelis

    Ratchet’s old design leaves a lot to be desired

    Clanks old design leaves…absolutely nothing to be desired

    If I were elected president, my first order of business would be to be brought the head of whoever dismissed that design

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