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.