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It's literally a dream come true, Sony Computer Entertainment just announced the release of a Ratchet et Clank animated movie !
Expected for early 2015, this project is being taken care of by Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, both specialized in CG-animated movies, and is written by T.J Fixman, the saga's lead-writer at Insomniac Games. And that's great news!
A first teaser trailer
I leave you now with the first teaser trailer from this upcoming movie, filled with humor, and which gives us a sneak peak of our favorite franchise under a great level of detail worthy of a Pixar animated movie
>> Watch the teaser trailer of the R&C Movie
Ratchet & Clank tales the story of two improbable heroes, when they're fighting to counter the plans of an alien with evil intentions, Chairman Drek, planning to reduce to nothing the planets of the Solana galaxy. Ratchet is the last specimen of his kind, a stubborn and impetuous lombax who grew up alone on a desertic planet, without any family by his side. Clank is a little robot with great intellectual abilities, wiser and thoughtful than his companion. When these two adventurers find the weapon capable of reducing to dust a whole planet, they join their forces to the forces of the colorful and crazy Galactic Rangers in the hope of saving their galaxy.
During this quest, they'll learn the importance of values such as heroism, friendship and the discovery of their identity.
Some great news for all of you who bought Full Frontal Assault on PS3, or who intend to buy it... Read below !
[Full Frontal Assault : 3 games in 1]
Sony is offering you Deadlocked HD (PSN) for free !
This new HD version will be made available the same day that the Vita version of Full Frontal Assault is released.
Of course, if you already have the PS3 version, the cross-buy system will allow you to download its handheld counterpart for free, too.
Unfortunately, we don't have any official release date to give you for now, but Sony promised us it would come this Spring.
Our french community has been hard at work lately to recreate Notak, a world from R&C: Going Commando, on our Minecraft server.
The result is, as you will see, quite impressive. So impressive that in fact even Insomniac Games spread the word on its twitter and facebook pages !
> You just gotta love huge and colorful tattoos of Clank on your shoulder, don't you ?
> Insomniac's web game Outernauts has reached more than one million of players on Kongregate.com ! The perfect occasion if you do not wish to register on facebook in order to play it.
The day has come, finally, to enjoy the latest game in the series : Full Frontal Assault is now out in the US, both at retail and on the PSN.
And you know what ? It comes at only 20$.
[Ratchet & Clank are back online!]
Not only does FFA propose a short-story campaign, playable on your own or with a friend online and splitscreen, but it also brings back the series in the world of online multiplayer gaming.
Heavily influenced by MOBA games such as League Of Legend, it also takes inspiration from the tower-defense gendra to create a really unique gameplay. The traditional 3rd person gameplay with a 360° camera is back, but taken to new ground with that very special twist.
It applies both in the campaign and online, and offers a challenge which will probably surprise by its difficulty and mean a great replayability.
A new release date for the PSVita version
The game has been pushed back to January 2013 on Sony's handheld console, but the Cross-buy offer will still apply when the time comes. FFA also features Cross-save, which means your progression can be transfered and kept both on PS3 and PSVita, and Cross-play which allows you to play online against PS3 AND PSVita players !
DLC incoming !
What would be a great online multiplayer game without additionnal content ? Insomniac surely understood that and will add new skins and maps to the game over the next months.
First come new skins, and the good news is : they are free ! A nice gift to the fans. Other skins will come later at an unknown price.
Even more great news : the additionnal maps will be free, too ! You may also be pleased to learn FFA has NO online pass.
> You can now add Full Frontal Assault to your games list via RG Gaming.
> A great 8-bits illustration by Aled Lewis, vastly inspired by Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.
> Choose your weapon ! The artist Daniel Nyari has illustrated and put together some of the most famous weapons in the videogaming world. Will you be able to spot the weapon taken from R&C ACIT ?
[Here are some surprises to help us celebrate the event!]
5 years, 5 mystery guests!
After 5 years in existence, which represent a huge step for the site and its community, we have decided to create a pretty much exclusive video.
Let's just say that some people have decided to share this birthday in our company, including 3 of the french dubbers (Ratchet, Clank and Captain Qwark) and some others who... Well, I won't tell anything more, that would ruin the surprise for you guys, wouldn't it?
Some tracks from the FFA/Q-Force Beta!
After a common demand from Insomniac Games and Sony, the partial soundtrack won't be available anymore. Thank you for your understanding.
More cutscenes from the series incoming!
On this part of this newspost, you might say you guys have a slight advantage on the french community members! As they only have the cutscenes from R&CF: A Crack In Time (revamped in HD), you now also have access to the entirety of the cutscenes from Going Commando (in a much better quality than they have, thanks to Malier) and the cutscenes from Quest For Booty (in good-looking HD)! This represents more than 2 hours of cutscenes in a much more comfortable visual and audio quality!
Of course, I've also created for this unique occasion a English YouTube account for the videos available on this section of our website! You'll be able to seamlessly watch playlists filled with cutscenes from our favorite games, comment and subscribe!
> Cutscenes from Going Commando in HQ
> Cutscenes from Quest For Booty in HD
> Cutscenes from A Crack In Time in HD
> Our brand-new English YouTube channel
Coming soon : Ratchet Galaxy for mobile devices
And to go out with a bang, how about we share our projects for the future! As some of you may have noticed, browsing Ratchet Galaxy with a smartphone isn't the most comfortable thing to do. That's why, because of the expansion of mobile browsing, we have decided to launch a mobile version of our site !
But no worries there, you don't have to expect a release date for 2015 but for the next few weeks. Anyway, stay put, because in the near-future, the Ratchet Galaxy Community will make your mobile devices heat up !
[R&C FFA/Q-Force : trailer, gameplay and public beta]
A brand new trailer for the upcoming R&C game!
Well, even though it's not that brand-new, we still wanted to share with you the first trailer from the upcoming Ratchet & Clank : Full-Frontal Assault... Will you be able to guess who the villain evoked in the trailer is?
>> Watch the R&C FFA/Q-Force Trailer
A gameplay video from Q-Force
This video enables us to see more of the action taking place in the online battles from the next Insomniac Games title!
You'll be able to witness a great dynamic in the battles and the fluidity of the 3rd person gameplay the saga has used us to!
>> Watch the gameplay video from FFA/Q-Force
FFA/Q-Force Beta : try your luck !
The FFA/Q-Force beta has now been launched on a small scale, and you have to ask for an exclusive invite via the Insomniac Games official website. For those who live outside of the US, you'll need a SCEA PlayStation Network account and a valid e-mail adress to see if you are one of the lucky devils who can enjoy this beta!
You might as well receive some surveys for the Insomniac developers in North Carolina in order for them to make this game the best multiplayer experience possible, so check your e-mail inboxes often!
>> Good luck to all of you !
[The Ratchet & Clank Collection is now available in North America!]
While European could enjoy this HD-remaster for more than 2 months now, today is finally the day (what a coincidence, right on our anniversary!) where all North American residents can enjoy the Ratchet & Clank HD Collection, a great package including the first 3 original games of the series in glorious high-definition up to 1080p, with 3D support for enabled TVs, but also trophy support for the 3 games!
Don't forget that Idol Minds (in charge of the HD remaster) have also implemented the critically-acclaimed Up Your Arsenal multiplayer mode, so go grab a copy and explode some of your friends online!
Oh, and you might want to save your money for the HD-remaster of Ratchet Deadlocked announced in a japanese trailer and probably available in the next few months on the PlayStation Store
[In other news...]
> Insomniac goes back in time and releases 10 years of artworks from the Ratchet & Clank series. A pretty nice collection that enables us to look at some of the first concepts of the saga with some interesting comments from the Insomniac artists
> A Crack In Time is featured in top 25 PlayStation 3 games for IGN UK.
> One of our french community members Lana celebrates our 5th birthday with a really sweet drawing. Thanks to her !
The news just came in a few minutes ago : Insomniac Games announced a whole new game in the Ratchet & Clank series.
Titled Full Frontal Assault, this new game will come back to the traditionnal style, with a 3D camera, and a new innovative gameplay.
The game is expected to offer the same life length as a Quest For Booty, even a bit longer, but with far more replayability, Insomniac promises.
Proof is, a multiplayer mode is already confirmed, though we don't know yet if it will support co-op or competitive gameplay.
R&C Full Frontal Assault will release exclusively on the PSN, coming this Fall !
More details to come in the coming weeks, as E3 is just around the corner...