After lots of rumors and plenty of speculation, Insomniac Games together with Sony and studio Idol Minds have confirmed that PlayStation 3 owners will soon be able to get a special Ratchet & Clank HD Collection, which includes three of the original games in the series that appeared many years ago on the PlayStation 2.Insomniac Games has been responsible for a variety of great franchises, but by far one of the most popular was the Ratchet & Clank series, which saw the release of plenty of titles across platforms like the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.
Now, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the franchise, Insomniac has confirmed that it’s been working with studio Idol Minds on a special Ratchet & Clank HD Collection.
“It’s amazing that it’s been almost 10 years since the release of the original Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation 2,” Insomniac President Ted Price revealed. “A lot has changed since 2002, but your loyalty to our furry Lombax and his faithful robot companion has endured. As we reach the 10th Anniversary of Ratchet & Clank, we wanted to commemorate the achievements of the Ratchet & Clank saga.”
The special trilogy will include three great PS2 games, in the form of Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, all of them remastered for the PlayStation 3.
“In addition to a full 1080p HD remaster (720p stereoscopic 3D support) of all three games and the inclusion of three Platinum Trophies, we’re happy to confirm that the online competitive multiplayer from Up Your Arsenal will be included. Now you can check out the acclaimed multiplayer mode that many of you didn’t get to experience the first time on PS2,” Price confirmed.
The Ratchet & Clank HD Collection will be released in Europe first, on May 16, and will arrive in North America this fall, alongside a special surprise that hasn’t been revealed just yet.
Expect some more details soon enough. Until then, you can check out the first screenshots of the HD trilogy below.