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New Ratchet and Clank confirmed by tiny robot's voiceover man

Good news for fans of weird-ass space marsupials and well-spoken robot sidekicks. David Kaye, the man who provides his talented tones to both Clank and Resistance’s Nathan Hale has revealed in an interview with Shogun Gamer that he’s working on new Ratchet and Clank content.


Above: David Kaye, seemingly playing with... eh, insanely small, knitted hands 

When asked about what the future held for him in voiceover land, the former voice of Megatron in the 90s Transformers cartoon, confirmed he didn't know what was happening with Resistance 3, but admitted: We're working on more R&C currently." Whether this is a fully fledged sequel to a Crack in Time or DLC similar to Quest for Booty is anyone's guess, but we suspect official details from developer Insomniac will be forthcoming pretty soon.

So are you excited about the prospect of another Ratchet and Clank? Personally, opinion was pretty torn here in the office over the last game. Some of us loved the more open exploration elements, while others preferred Tools of Destruction's more linear structure. Would you like to see the series continue down this more open path or would you prefer if it went back to its more streamlined roots?


Above: The open world flying sections caused some controversy in the Radar office

We were also conflicted on the old hoverboots, which the team found almost equal parts fun and fiddly. Also, were you a fan of Clank's Braid-esque puzzles? Either way, share your piping hot opinions in the comments below.


Above: Personally, we'd ditch the boots for a Marty McFly-style, Mattel-endorsed hoverboard

Aug 9, 2010


 

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25 comments

  • Tommykrem - August 9, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    Very nice indeed. Tools of Destruction was pretty awesome, and a Crack in Time is one of my favourite PS3 games.
  • OhMyJosh - August 9, 2010 11:18 a.m.

    I think the new one should be called Racthet and Clank: XD. I cannot wait to see what they do with the new RYNO. That is the most epic of any weapon in the entire universe.
  • Conman93 - August 9, 2010 11:20 a.m.

    Woah, didn't see this coming! I thought it all ended with crack in time. I wonder is it for ps3 or psp?
  • Metallica - August 9, 2010 11:20 a.m.

    The Clank-puzzles was the best part of the game. They could've made a game out of just the puzzles, and I would have bought it. Fucking brilliant.
  • ThePrivateDick - August 9, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    I thought a lot of areas in A Crack in Time were kinda boring, but I loved the space sections, with the different platforming on the different planets, and I definitely enjoyed playing as Clank more and not feeling as though my firepower was tuned down.
  • Tobio - August 9, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    Crack in Time was quite a step up from Tools of Destruction. The openness of the universe and the Clank puzzles were full of win. Personally VERY excited to hear about a new R&C. Let's hope they keep going in the direction of CiT.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 9, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    Whoa, didn't see that coming. Awesome.
  • Skidd777 - August 9, 2010 12:20 p.m.

    I thought they were done with this series. But hey, more Ratchet & Clank games, awesome.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - August 9, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    YAY Fanboy levels in my blood have just reached critical levels... I actually can't wait. R&C is one of my favourite series around. I'd be happy to drop the hoverboots, I think they were just a replacement for clank on the most part. HoverBOARD, on the other hand... That would be awesome. And bring in the crotchetizer or brainflow-afrolizer as a gadget or special weapon, insomniac? It would be a brillian fan service.
  • Azimuth99 - August 9, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    Doesn't make any sense. Insomniac were adamant that R&C were to be rested whilst other projects came to the fore. I felt this was a good move, and would instill a sense of proportion to the R&C consciousness. Stops over-exposure etc. Whilst it's great news for R&C fans (and me), I can only interpret this as follows.. 1). Sony threw large wads of Yen at Insomniac to change their stance on R&C, after they became insecure at Insomniac's multi platform announcement. 2). This isn't a new R&C, but a transcode of the PS2 R&C back-catalogue, being handle by someone else (Insomniac have already said they would not handle this). Great news for PS3 owners if true! 3). Something else more obscure, like another PSP title, another Agent Clank, or even new DLC for PS3. Who knows? Just hope we don't OD on all this R&C goodness. Az99
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  • crumbdunky - August 9, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    @Azimuth99-it won't be PSP as those versions/games were usually done by Bend(or RaD I can't remnember-but not Insomniac whatever)and the actor's answers made it clear he was working with Insomniac. He's also the voice of Natahan Hale which suggests either NO R3 from them, dev passsed to another studio, Hale actually DID die at the end of R2 and we're Capelli now(or maybe his new Chimeran voice doesn't need the same guy?)or R3's voice qwork is already done and he's being cheeky/under NDA for the game. Whatever, R&C may get accused of milking (like Halo does) because of the proliferation of home console games in the series (cannot count SP games by others really)but , imo, every one has offered something new-like the time puzzles and hover boot sections last time or the tether wrench in Q4B. Christ, it's the ONLY game that ever reviewed badly for having "too much variety"! I'm a big, fruity fangirl of the series and will always preorder any Ratchet action(when, as the whole family LOVES the series, we ended up SECOND on the worldwide list of time spent playing ACiT at one point, we all decided we'd have to stop for a bit!!)on offer this is great news but I'd be gobsmacked if there isn't also R3 around the place somewhere! Remeber Insomniac have the second studio now and even with one they usually have a game out every single year so even if they want to put more polish on both series this time(though how they polish R&C more than they have is beyond me without managing actual Pixar performnce which cannot be possible in game!)a 2011 release for both isn't beyond possibility. R&C they can do n their sleep but Resistance has many more issues and I think they'd REALLY want to go out on a bang for both series so perhaps that's why we might see Ratchet first as Resistance is being aided by the internal help at Sony, perhaps, to make up for the first two games being rushed out(for PS3 launch and to allow KZ2 distance from Gears2 , critically speaking, and an open schedule window, imho)-they deserve the chance to leave a great legacy on both fronts as a former exclusive developer, imho, that weren't shy of taking one for the team and getting games out to fans faster than , mayeb, they really would have in an ideal world,
  • garnsr - August 9, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    I liked wandering in space, but didn't care that much for the Clank segments in Crack. I prefer having both of them together all the time. I'll still enjoy a new game, though.
  • NightAce84 - August 9, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    What happened to Insomniac's multi-platform ip? :( I want a Ratchet&Clank -like game for my xbox! On a side note, Up Your Arsenal is one of my favorite games of all-time.
  • alexbyrom - August 9, 2010 5:04 p.m.

    Loved Crack in Time. The open "world" space exploration was much appreciated. Hoverboots were also great. My only complaints were that there were to many Clank puzzles. I felt they were to time consuming. My other complaint was that the RYNO V sucked! Sure it was cool looking, shot hundreds of rockets rapid fire, and was super powerful. But whats the point if you miss 50% of the time? IT NEEDS TO TARGET ENEMIES! But I`m going to buy any new R&C no matter what its like. Can`t wait for a new one!
  • Azimuth99 - August 9, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    @crumbdunky. All valid points, but I don't buy the legacy thing. The cannon of work for R&C, from PS2 to PS3 is already renowned in both DevSpace and GamerSpace. Fans are legion. A fond farewell has no tangible added value really. Sales looks healthy though, according to vgchartz (2009), so perhaps it is a new R&C! Huzzah! I don't know much about Resistance, so can't comment really. Either way, looks like were in for more R&C fun. Personally, I'm holding out for PS2 translations. That's an instant buy. Az99
  • SumthingStupid - August 9, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    Yes i have loved this series since the start and can't wait for it to continue, can't wait for sly collections and need a proper Jak nd Daxter game too
  • NanoElite666 - August 9, 2010 5:47 p.m.

    I'm all game for new R&C from Insomniac. The Future arc is probably my favorite set of games out of the whole series so far.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 9, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    In the last Insomniac newsletter they said they were going to be the first to reveal their new game so hopefully this is by the same team as the one's who made the spinoffs. I want Resistannce 3 and I missed out on the every Ratchet and Clank so far so I'm waiting for a Ratchet & Clank Collection before I get into this series.
  • vigilant - August 9, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    If it's Ratchet & Clank, count me in! Crack in time was a fantastic game, and possibly my favourite in the series, but whatever they do is fine with me, so long as they keep the leaner Ratchet of CIT, rather than the chubbier Ratched of TOD & QFB.

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