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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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Who is that mustachioed… Lombax?

By Dan . November 11, 2007 . 7:19am

Why, it's the only Lombax left in the universe and the star of the Ratchet and Clank games. But he's currently incognito in order to spy on the enemy. So while in disguise he's no longer mechanic and smart-alec Ratchet, no. He's international mystery-man (and one can only assume man-about-town) Mustachio Furioso!!!   Sorry, just […]

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Lombax’s runnin’ wild in Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

By Dan . November 3, 2007 . 8:40am

I've always really enjoyed the Ratchet and Clank trilogy on the PS2, and I'm not normally a huge fan of the platformers these days.  Don't get me wrong I love a good platformer, but finding a good one is the hard part. Enter Insomniac games, who started off with Spyro the Dragon, moved onto Ratchet […]

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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 […]

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Hands on Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

By Spencer . July 16, 2007 . 12:06am

The E3 demo for Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction was based on the trailer Sony showed at their Gamers Day back in May. Like the other games in the series you play as Ratchet and Clank, his tiny robotic sidekick, is strapped to his back. Metropolis is under siege and the goal in […]

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Watch: Ratchet & Clank: Future Tools of Destruction presentation

By Spencer . May 17, 2007 . 3:13am

Ratchet & Clank: Future Tools of Destruction wasn’t available to play. Instead there was a demonstration of Ratchet’s PS3 debut where Ratchet uses the Grooveatron, a new tool that forces the enemies to boogie in place to disco music. Other weapons shown are a floating copter that you pilot with the Sixaxis controller and the […]