Sony's confirmed it'll be bringing back the first three Ratchet & Clank games, originally released for PS2, in an HD Collection. The news comes shortly after Amazon accidentally leaked the collection in a French retail listing. Of course, it also comes ten years after the release of the original and a month after Sony continued its run of remastered HD hits with the Jak & Daxter Collection, so the news is as unsurprising as it is welcome.

The collection rolls together Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, bumping the graphics up to 3D-capable 1080p and retaining the third title's well-received multiplayer mode that probably never got the attention it deserved on the moderm-optional PS2. Sony's dated the Ratchet & Clank Collection with a Spring release in Europe and a Fall debut in the US. Insomniac promises to reward American fans' patience with “something very special” to celebrate 10 years since Ratchet first swung his wrench upside our collective heart.

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  • ObliqueZombie - March 16, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    This and the Jak & Daxter collection are starting to sway me to just f*cking buy a PS3. Nostalgia doesn't even begin to describe how badly I want to play these games.
  • Dadyo238 - March 16, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    I keep getting happier and happier about my decision to buy a PS3 on boxing day.
  • NanoElite666 - March 15, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    I'm somewhat impressed that they're going to be bringing UYA's multiplayer back around for this. Had some fun with what little of that mode I played years ago, so I might poke around in it a little more this time around.
  • sean-johnstone - March 15, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Not enough HD in the world to make me buy the same shit twice. Come on people get hip and demand new titles instead of glitz and glamour slapped on a big stink load.
  • AGENTJORRRG - March 15, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    You know how silent hill collection is on 360? How about sending us some R&C the 360 way, Sony, eh?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - March 15, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    Please, please, PLEASE let them do that. Up Your Arsenal was one of the best games ever made, and I still haven't played the first two.
  • AGENTJORRRG - March 16, 2012 1:53 a.m.

    I doubt they will, but they're giving me more and more reasons to get a PS3. And yeah, R&C 3 was incredible. It's at No.3 in my list of top games of all time.
  • Shadow Of Death - March 15, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    Brilliant! Especially them leaving in the multiplayer for the 3rd game. I never even got that game, but I do remember hearing how it was unfortunate that the PS2 wasn't an ideal console to really make the feature standout.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - March 15, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Day MFing ONE! It's my favorite series. It doesn't really bother me that Deadlocked isn't in there because I really didn't like it. It was missing a lot of what made Ratchet and Clank so good.
  • shawksta - March 15, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    Heh, i see what sony's doing, first sly, then jak and now Ratchet, the 3 series of cartoon awesomeness Sonys given us over the years. Parrappa should be next, even though theres only 2 games(i think) I hope this trend doesnt keep pushing it, Too many HD collections nowadays.
  • Cyberninja - March 15, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    I wonder if this is special enough for me not to import, another game would work.
  • Jackelsburg - March 15, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    I am pretty excited that this is coming out, kind of disappointing Deadlocked isn't going to be included but oh well. I am curious what the "very special" thing is though.