Ratchet and Clank Returning in Full Frontal Assault

Ratchet and Clank Returning in Full Frontal Assault

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Insomniac Games takes the series back to a "classic feel" while adding online play.

Ratchet and Clank have been a staple of Sony's gaming library for a decade, and in celebration of the milestone, Insomniac Games has plans to re-release the heroes' first three adventures as part of the Ratchet & Clank Collection. But that's old news, and you already knew that. The new news is that the collection will now include Insomniac will be releasing Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, an all-new adventure for the duo.

Insomniac's President and CEO Ted Price shared only a few details when revealing the title, promising fans that it would return "to the series' classic feel, camera, controls and weapons, while innovating and giving you a whole new way to play." Full Frontal Assault will also feature online play, though no details on the mode were provided.

Full Frontal Assault will be available for download via PSN, though no price has been announced. The European version of Full Frontal Assault, titled Ratchet & Clank: QForce!, will be available via PSN or as a disc-based release this autumn, when the game launches in both territories.

Sources: US PlayStation Blog, European PlayStation Blog

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I guess this is the surprise Insomniac was talking about being in the collection. Given that it'll be available for download, I'm guessing it's a smaller title like Quest for Booty. I just hope they move on with the plot.

The new news is that the collection will now include Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, an all-new adventure for the duo.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The European version of Full Frontal Assault, titled Ratchet & Clank: QForce!, will not be included in the collection.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The reason I bought a PS3 is because the Ratchett and Clank games looked a lot of fun and I wasn't disappointed so more games, no matter how I have to get my hands on them, is good news.

Stilkon:
I guess this is the surprise Insomniac was talking about being in the collection. Given that it'll be available for download, I'm guessing it's a smaller title like Quest for Booty. I just hope they move on with the plot.

I personally was hoping it was Deadlocked, which is one of my favorite entries, or Secret Agent Clank, which I never was able to play because I didn't have a PSP. But a brand-new game is awesome and I won't complain.

The hell? Do the Europeans have something against double-entendres? Almost all of the Ratchet and Clank games have had double-entendre subtitles! "Going Commando" "Up Your Arseenal" (We'll ignore Deadlocked and Tools of Destruction) and the latest one was even going to be called Clock Blockers, but it was too obvious so Sony made them change the name to "A Crack in Time." I'm seriously wondering why the hell the title was changed over there...

Edit: Also, I just got the newsletter-e-mail from Insomniac about an hour after you posted this... you guys must be fast writers or something.

Please, please, PLEASE let it be better than All 4 One...

Am I the only one who giggled at "Full Frontal Assault"? Not that some of the other titles haven't been giggle worthy, mind, I just applaud the old tradition of slipping in sex humour into children's titles. Reminds me of Looney Tunes...good times.

Also, Whooo! More Ratchet and Clank! Yay!

Classic feel? I played 1 extensively, beat the first future game and pirate downloadable. I also played the demos for commando, all 4 one, crack in time, and 2.

That isn't as much playtime as it could be but please, Someone tell me where I missed the difference between all of these.

I have a feeling this is going to be their apology for All 4 One being so bad/meh lol. I have nothing against them trying new things, but All 4 One just didn't work at all.

If that's the case, I'll forgive you once I see gameplay.

Stilkon:
I guess this is the surprise Insomniac was talking about being in the collection. Given that it'll be available for download, I'm guessing it's a smaller title like Quest for Booty. I just hope they move on with the plot.

Plinglebob:

The new news is that the collection will now include Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, an all-new adventure for the duo.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The European version of Full Frontal Assault, titled Ratchet & Clank: QForce!, will not be included in the collection.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The reason I bought a PS3 is because the Ratchett and Clank games looked a lot of fun and I wasn't disappointed so more games, no matter how I have to get my hands on them, is good news.

I wanted to let you know that I've updated this. I misread the announcement on the official blog - mistook "anniversary celebration" as "anniversary collection" - and it turns out that this isn't part of the collection. You have my apologies for my mistake.

I'm all for it. Ratchet & Clank is practically my favorite series of games. All 4 One wasn't all that good, But if this is a return to form, I know it'll be great at best and decent at worst.

I'm wondering exactly what factors brought them to the title.
It seems off. Mildly. In a subtlety perverse kind of way.

Otherwise, I'm loving it!

YES! I was waiting for what the surprise would be. Totally getting this. Now if we could only get a Billy Hatcher port....

asherdeus:

I personally was hoping it was Deadlocked, which is one of my favorite entries, or Secret Agent Clank, which I never was able to play because I didn't have a PSP. But a brand-new game is awesome and I won't complain.

B-but Secret Agent Clank WAS released for the PS2! Along with Size Matters! D:

OT: I really hope this new game feels like the original R&C game. All 4 One was good...but I felt like it was babying me too much. That is, the difficulty curve was just not there and the game kept reminding me how to play every 5 seconds. It just felt...easier. I don't think it's because I'm better now than when I played the first R&C because Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time were good.

Anyway, I digress. I hope this new entry goes back to its roots.

Beautiful End:

asherdeus:

I personally was hoping it was Deadlocked, which is one of my favorite entries, or Secret Agent Clank, which I never was able to play because I didn't have a PSP. But a brand-new game is awesome and I won't complain.

B-but Secret Agent Clank WAS released for the PS2! Along with Size Matters! D:

I forgot those games came out on the PS2. Alas, I traded in my PS2 toward an Xbox 360 when that system launched, long before either of those releases.

Lancer873:
The hell? Do the Europeans have something against double-entendres? Almost all of the Ratchet and Clank games have had double-entendre subtitles! "Going Commando" "Up Your Arseenal" (We'll ignore Deadlocked and Tools of Destruction) and the latest one was even going to be called Clock Blockers, but it was too obvious so Sony made them change the name to "A Crack in Time." I'm seriously wondering why the hell the title was changed over there...

Edit: Also, I just got the newsletter-e-mail from Insomniac about an hour after you posted this... you guys must be fast writers or something.

Out in Europe, Deadlocked is called "Gladiator". I think the High-Impact and "Future" titles had the same name everywhere, though.

I have no idea how there's anything wrong with that phrase (or "Full-Frontal Assault", for that matter), and I think it should stay that way. Anywho... I believe they actually said it was originally going to be called "Clockstoppers". Guess someone figured making another spoof name out of "A Wrinkle in Time" sounded better, and, indeed it does. And, for all I know, it might've even conflicted with the film, Clockstoppers.

Lugbzurg:

Lancer873:
The hell? Do the Europeans have something against double-entendres? Almost all of the Ratchet and Clank games have had double-entendre subtitles! "Going Commando" "Up Your Arseenal" (We'll ignore Deadlocked and Tools of Destruction) and the latest one was even going to be called Clock Blockers, but it was too obvious so Sony made them change the name to "A Crack in Time." I'm seriously wondering why the hell the title was changed over there...

Edit: Also, I just got the newsletter-e-mail from Insomniac about an hour after you posted this... you guys must be fast writers or something.

Out in Europe, Deadlocked is called "Gladiator". I think the High-Impact and "Future" titles had the same name everywhere, though.

I have no idea how there's anything wrong with that phrase (or "Full-Frontal Assault", for that matter), and I think it should stay that way. Anywho... I believe they actually said it was originally going to be called "Clockstoppers". Guess someone figured making another spoof name out of "A Wrinkle in Time" sounded better, and, indeed it does. And, for all I know, it might've even conflicted with the film, Clockstoppers.

._. They changed Deadlocked? Now I'm quite confused. (As for "Full-Frontal Assault" it seems pretty easy to turn into a double-entendre for me... but whatever)
I guess I'm looking too closely at why these titles are getting changed. Whatever.

I will never ever get sick of the new innuendos they come up with. I thought they'd hit the ceiling with Up Your Arsenal but they still get gold like Size Matters and Full Frontal Assault and Big Floppy Dicks. Geniuses.

can we have a not hd package? i mean, the games still look excellent and i'd like to be able to fit like, all of them, on one disc. that would rock.

Ahhhhh, I love the Rachett and Clank series, please, give us more!

hey, hd version of the one good game? fuck yeah!

now I just hope that this new game will finally make the series stop sucking. probably not. I doubt i'll ever get it, unless its given to me as a gift.

because Insomniac finally used up all my goodwill. it took six sequels, but I finally don't care about the new game anymore

I thought for sure that All 4 One was the death rattle of the series. It does me heart good to hear about a new R & C game, but I hear the words "online play" and after All 4 One I can't help but worry. The past games being re-released is good news for me though regardless of where this new game ends up.

Can't have enough Ratchet and Clank! Especially if it's back to the 3rd person style!

*buries All4One in a ditch somewhere*

Lancer873:
The hell? Do the Europeans have something against double-entendres? Almost all of the Ratchet and Clank games have had double-entendre subtitles! "Going Commando" "Up Your Arseenal" (We'll ignore Deadlocked and Tools of Destruction) and the latest one was even going to be called Clock Blockers, but it was too obvious so Sony made them change the name to "A Crack in Time." I'm seriously wondering why the hell the title was changed over there...

Edit: Also, I just got the newsletter-e-mail from Insomniac about an hour after you posted this... you guys must be fast writers or something.

It's quite sad really. The Americans get all the awesome names while us Europeans get the really useless numbered sequels instead.

The US release of Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando was simply called Ratchet and Clank 2 in the UK. Up Your Arsenal was named as a rather boring Ratchet and Clank 3 while Deadlocked was labeled Gladiator.

One can only assume that we're supposed to be offended by all this innuendo over in Europe. I hope the original collection is released with the US names in all territories.

On the one hand I'm psyched at the announcement of R&C returning a bit to it's roots. I hope this means it goes back to being more nonsensical, and not as drama driven as Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time.

On the other hand, if it's a PSN release this means it won't be a full length game. :- (

jdogtwodolla:
Classic feel? I played 1 extensively, beat the first future game and pirate downloadable. I also played the demos for commando, all 4 one, crack in time, and 2.

That isn't as much playtime as it could be but please, Someone tell me where I missed the difference between all of these.

All 4 One had a totally different feel to it because of 4 player co-op.

OT: I'm really looking forward to it. I love R&C with all my heart.

Don't get me wrong, I love Ratchet & Clank since their first appearance on the PS2, played through all of their games and have preordered the HD remake.

What I don't really get is why the Lombax has practically no problem with getting various sequels green lit, when fans of Sly Cooper and Jak have to wait ages for their next fix. Doesn't seem fair to me when the three franchises basically are the foundation of incredibly fun plattforming on the PlayStation 2 and 3.

Xerosch:

What I don't really get is why the Lombax has practically no problem with getting various sequels green lit, when fans of Sly Cooper and Jak have to wait ages for their next fix. Doesn't seem fair to me when the three franchises basically are the foundation of incredibly fun plattforming on the PlayStation 2 and 3.

It's not a matter of getting greenlit. It's a matter of their developers deciding to go for it. Insomniac decided to push 2 IPs during that time, with Jak and Sly having their developers moving on. I mean, Lost Frontier was greenlit and many parts of the game were unstable on even paper (ie the focus on aerial dogfights...and removing Jak's goatee). Sony knows that the three franchises make money. Naughty Dog wanted to continue with Jak, but they had no ideas so they decided to keep him on the shelf. Sucker Punch toyed with the ideaa on the earlier days of the PS3, but decided to stick with Infamous (as well as tease their fans through Easter eggs). Sly Cooper was one of the first few big HD collections released, and they trusted it with a relatively unknown team and allowed them to make a full-on sequel coming this fall.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO New Rachet & Clank :D

Now if only Insomniac would stop delaying the HD collection and release it I'll be one happy camper.

I'm happy to hear that it's Insomniac developing it, I was starting to worry they'd moved on. Looking forward to more news, perhaps at E3?

Proverbial Jon:
The US release of Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando was simply called Ratchet and Clank 2 in the UK.

Wasn't it Ratchet & Clank: Locked and Loaded?

Lugbzurg:

Proverbial Jon:
The US release of Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando was simply called Ratchet and Clank 2 in the UK.

Wasn't it Ratchet & Clank: Locked and Loaded?

*Checks game collection*

Egads! You're right. My mistake. It's still a really awful name by comparison though. I mean, I guess it fits the theme of the game but still, what's wrong with Going Commando?

 

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