An HD collection of the original Ratchet & Clank PS2 trilogy has just been announced and Blistered Thumbs has all the details you need to know.
Believe it or not, this year marks the ten year anniversary of the popular Ratchet & Clank series and Sony is celebrating this fact by prepping an HD collection of the three PS2 games staring the intergalactic duo that started it all. This collection will include the original Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. This of course is only the latest example of Sony taking advantage of removing the PS3′s backward compatibility functionality by releasing HD collections of their popular first party PS2 games. Previous collections in this vein have included God of War, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and most recently Ico & Shadow of the Colossus.
The Ratchet & Clank Collection with included fully remastered versions of all three games, in both 1080p HD and 720p stereoscopic 3D, with the conversion processes being handled by the developers at Idle Minds (most famous perhaps for the PSN exclusive Pain), who where handpicked by Insomniac Games for the job. In addition to full trophy support (that includes three platinum trophies), the collection will also retain the online competitive multiplayer from Up Your Arsenal which never caught on in the way it perhaps deserved thanks to the game being released in the days when online console gaming was still in its infancy. Check out a number of screenshots from the fully remastered versions of the games below:
Pricing and an an exact release date for The Ratchet & Clank Collection remains pending, though a Fall 2012 release in the US and Spring 2012 release in the UK and Europe were confirmed. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this collection and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Source(s): PlayStation Blog.