Posted By Shaun K. about 9 months, 2 weeks ago
It has already been known for some time that the Ratchet & Clank Collection, which includes HD versions of the first three games in the series, is hitting shelves at the end of this month. Now however it seems everyone’s favorite Lombax/robot duo will not be alone when they do so. That is because today the PlayStation Blog revealed two additional collections of past releases that will also be released on August 28 alongside the Ratchet & Clank Collection.
And what are these two additional collections you might ask? Why none other than an InFAMOUS Collection and a new God of War collection dubbed the God of War Saga. According to the PlayStation Blog, both of these collections will also come with a number of bonuses in addition to the games themselves. A full listing of what each collection will include follows:
The PlayStation Blog post is ambiguous in regards to if the various bonus material listed above for each collection will simply be previously released DLC or actual new content made specifically for these releases. The post did confirm however that these three games constitute only the first in what Sony is dubbing their new Collections line and also promised that additional similar collections would be announced in the weeks to come. So let the speculation begin; personally I have got my fingers crossed for Sony having worked out some kind of deal with Square Enix to release the long desired Kingdom Hearts HD Collection (presumably consisting of KHI, KHII, KH: Re:Chains of Memories, and KH: Birth By Sleep) for PS3. Unlikely? Yes, but a man may dream. A man may dream.
UPDATE: A typo in the original posting on the PlayStation Blog lead to the incorrect reporting that the price for the Infamous Collection and God of War Saga would be the same as the Ratchet & Clank Collection: $29.99. In fact both of these collections will be priced at $39.99; additionally only the games in the God of War: Origins Collection portion of God of War: Saga will support 3D.
If nothing else, the God of War Saga is one heck of a good value for anyone who has yet to purchase those games and is still interested in doing so. I will say that a collection collecting what itself is a collection, and keeping said collection titled as such in the new collection, strikes me as amusingly redundant. The Ratchet & Clank Collection, Infamous Collection, and God of War Saga all arrive on August 28 for PS3. Additionally, select titles from each collection not already available digitally will be released individually to PSN (sans extras) on the 28th as well. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this story and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Source(s): PlayStation Blog.