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Booty found, another Ratchet game for the PS3

By Spencer . July 2, 2008 . 1:10pm

The existence of Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a well documented rumor that we finally have solid confirmation for. The USK (the German ESRB equivalent) gave the game a rating for 12 and it up.  Since Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty was rated as a separate entity it is unlikely to be […]

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Secret Agent Clank: clunky camera, charming company

By Louise . June 27, 2008 . 4:52pm

Secret Agent Clank sounds like a good idea: take the mechanical sidekick from a popular action/platformer/3rd person shooter and put him in his own game focusing in stealth.  Unfortunately, its execution makes it frustrating to play the actual stealth parts.   The main thing that scares me away from third person games is the camera.  […]

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Find Secret Agent Clank in June

By Spencer . May 5, 2008 . 9:13pm

High Impact Games must be finishing up their work with Secret Agent Clank since the Ratchet and Clank spin off will come out on June 12. Secret Agent Clank gives players an opportunity to play as Clank dressed in a tux, Ratchet who is caught in prison and Captain Quark as he bluffs about how […]

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High Impact chat, uncovering Secret Agent Clank

By Spencer . March 3, 2008 . 4:38pm

The first part of my chat with Lesley Mathieson from High Impact Games was focused on reader questions regarding the PlayStation 2 version of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters. After we took care of those we switched gears to Secret Agent Clank, High Impact Games’ second PSP title and a branch off the Ratchet family […]

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Silently treading through a museum in Secret Agent Clank

By Spencer . February 26, 2008 . 9:16pm

Dressed in a James Bond style tuxedo, Clank lands on a museum world. Where’s Ratchet? Clank has to save him from being accused of stealing the Eye of Infinity. Rushing into combat armed with a giant gun isn’t his style. Clank needs to use stealth because he has a limited supply of ranged weapons. His […]

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Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters port controls like PS2 Ratchet

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 5:26pm

Since Kai and Angelous asked in comments, I brought an inquiry about the control scheme for the PS2 version of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters to my meeting with High Impact Games.   Lesley Mathieson, the lead designer of the PSP version, responded to my question with, “Yes, we went ahead and remapped all of […]

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Secret Agent Clank sneaks into Sony’s summer release schedule

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 8:30am

Before High Impact Games talks about the title later today I was able to speak to catch a PR representative from Sony Computer Entertainment America who informed me Secret Agent Clank will arrive in North America this summer. While the title stars Ratchet’s metallic sidekick, Captain Quark will be playable in Secret Agent Clank too […]

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Changes in the PS2 version of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 12:07am

OK, we all know a port of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters is due out in a couple of weeks. However, Sony hasn’t mentioned much about the PlayStation 2 version other than it exists. Earlier today, I spoke with a representative from Sony Computer Entertainment America who explained that Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters has […]

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Sony’s stance on PSP to PS2 ports

By Spencer . January 7, 2008 . 11:56pm

There have been plenty of clues pointing to a PlayStation 2 port of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, but now I have an official confirmation. Earlier today, I spoke with John Koller, Senior Marketing Manger for the PSP and asked him if such a title exists.   Is Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters being ported […]

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Evidence matters, more clues point to a Ratchet & Clank PSP to PS2 port

By Spencer . December 28, 2007 . 1:57am

Joystiq mentioned a rumor about a PlayStation 2 port of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters and it looks like it exists. Besides listing the game, Gamestop updated the page with some official looking PS2 box art too. Even the ESRB updated their database with Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters listed as a PlayStation 2 game. […]

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Ratchet & Clank Future sort of out next week

By Spencer . October 19, 2007 . 2:02am

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction start checking stores next week. While Ratchet and the funky Groovatron were scheduled to come out on October 30 some stores are getting copies in a week early. Sony isn’t stopping them from selling Ratchet & Clank Future either. […]

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Ratchet and Clank spinoff heading to the PSP

By Spencer . October 1, 2007 . 4:56am

Back at Tokyo Game Show Sony announced another entry in the Ratchet and Clank series minus Ratchet. Secret Agent Clank takes Ratchet’s metallic side kick and throws him into his own game with a little rhythm gameplay mixed in when Clank needs to navigate through a field of lasers. High Voltage Games who developed Ratchet: […]

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Animating Ratchet, 3.0

By Spencer . August 16, 2007 . 7:15pm

Over at the Playstation.blog there is a new video showing the stages of animation for Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. The short clip goes from the rudimentary 3D models up to the final animation, American style. Ratchet doesn’t have the super bushy eyebrows in this video.   Also Insomniac Games mentioned that the […]

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Asia gets Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty next week

By Spencer . August 15, 2007 . 6:17am

Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong announced Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty is scheduled to come out on August 21. That’s next Thursday, you know around when Sony Computer Entertainment America updates the PlayStation Store too. While this isn’t confirmed from SCEA, it’s pretty likely we’re going to get the 2.75GB downloadable Ratchet game […]

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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 […]