Jak & Daxter HD Trilogy a thing – heading to PS3 according to German Ratings Board

Before Uncharted, there was... Crash Bandicoot. But after Crash Bandicoot (and, again, before Uncharted) there was Jak & Daxter, Naughty Dog's other other popular franchise. The series lived its entire life during the PlayStation 2 generation, coming out with three games before releasing a weird racing game that didn't do nearly as well. Now, rumors are that the three games people liked will be getting the HD treatment and remade for the PlayStation 3.

The news is still not technically official, but it comes from a valid source. The German Ratings Board (geez, foreign ratings boards are leaking games left and right today) has confirmed the Jak & Daxter Trilogy for a European release. The publisher is listed as Sony Computer Entertainment, and the genre is said to be "Spielesammlung," which we're guessing is German for "Involving of guns and ottsels and sort of like Banjo Kazooie." Our German might be rusty, though.

Odds are the game will get the same treatment other PlayStation franchises have when bumped to HD. This means it may have 3D support, optional Move controls, and Trophies to earn to justify playing the games again. We've reached out to Sony and Naughty Dog to ask if either are willing to admit to the game's existence or, better yet, to confirm that it might be coming to the US as well, though we expect that they're going to try to keep this secret as safe as possible (despite it already being leaked all over the internet). 

Update: Actually, they said yes! “We can confirm the Jak and Daxter Collection is coming and will have more news to share shortly.”


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  • MaynardJ - November 10, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    In the past 12 months, I finished part 1, 2, 3 AND 4 and handed all of them in at the game shop last week as second-hand games. They were kind of cool (especially part 3), but not so great that I'd like to play them again. And part 2 was so tough it often felt. Still finished it without cheating though... If I ever get a PS3, I'll probably get several HD collections for games I already played (Ico + SotC, God of War, Prince of Persia), but I think I'd skip this one.
  • kingsmikefan - November 9, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    This might be the thing that gets me to buy a PS3.
  • NanoElite666 - November 9, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    Awesome. I'd kill for an HD version of Jak X too, though, since that's the game that got me into the series in the first place and thus the one I have the fondest memories of. Granted, if that happened I'd probably go and lose another 200+ hours to it all over again...
  • austincharlesbond - November 9, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Fantastich. Ich liebe Jak & Daxter.
  • hungryhippo - November 9, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    I hope they make Jak 4... I was not impress with uncharted 3... I find it to be an "ok" game compare to uncharted 2...
  • IceBlueKirby - November 9, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    Awesome. The first 3 Jak games are a lot of fun, and I look forward to playing them again.
  • gamingfreak - November 9, 2011 4 p.m.

    Oh please let this be true. I want to play Jak and Dax again.
  • Cheezwas - November 9, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Loved the Jack and Daxter series. Really miss having good platform ears to play. Hope it comes soon.
  • Cheezwas - November 9, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Sorry meant Jak and platformers. Stupid auto correct.
  • therawski - November 9, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    This is great news, PlayStation 2 did so well because of amazing titles like this. Because of the upgrade and bundling, usually with a modest price, I love seeing these HD remakes being done.
  • AngryScotsman - November 9, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    This had better be true or I'm going to be so mad for real. Which is hard because I'm currently cartwheeling from this article.
  • FanofSaiyan - November 9, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    This will be a must-have game for me, seeing as how I'm a huge Jak & Daxter fan.

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