Ratchet & Clank HD
Ratcher & Clank HD Collection Finally Dated in North America
Written Tuesday, July 17, 2012 By Richard Walker
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The Ratchet & Clank HD Collection has finally been tagged with a release date in North America, slapping a late-August launch on the remastered trilogy that bundles PS2 classics Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal in one fun-filled box

You'll be able to purchase the Ratchet & Clank Collection on Blu-ray disc or download it from the PlayStation Store for $29.99, with 1080p HD remasters of all three games, stereoscopic 3D support in 720p and restored online play for 'Up Your Arsenal', as well as trophies.

And as a special reward for having to wait longer than the rest of the world for the game, the North American version of Ratchet & Clank Collection will come with a 10th anniversary avatar and early access to a demo of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. The demo will be available on the PS Store at a later date.

Ratchet & Clank Collection is out in North America on August 28th. Check out our review of the European release here.

[Via US PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by nintendo64X
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 04:51:18 AM
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Makes me jelly of US players, I wonder how many imported their copies early and are left raging...

Im raging because we didnt get those demos, maybe it'll appear later on all psn stores maybe :S

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Comment #2 by Dragaknight
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 04:53:59 AM
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i thought this was out already in america i love R&C i wonder when R&C HD Collection Vol.2 is out with Ratchet & Clank Gladiator, Tools of Destruction & Quest for Booty is going to be released all with trophies

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Comment #3 by Terminator
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:01:21 AM
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I just hope it comes sans the bugs that have been plaguing the EU release.

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Comment #4 by Ethereal Monarch
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:01:37 AM
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I'm in this for the Sly Cooper demo..

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Comment #5 by LukeyCow
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:05:23 AM
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i want that demo! @2, Vol 2 should havce Gladiator, Size Matters and Secret Agent CLank if they make one. No point re releasing PS3 games.

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Comment #6 by drkrZEN
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:21:38 AM
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I have to admit, I was a little upset with EU getting it first... but this more than makes up for it. I can't wait to plat these three games, while counting the weeks to Borderlands 2, and giving Sly 4 a try.

This'll be another HD Collection to look forward to not only for amazing PS2 titles, but a great demo... ZoE HD with Metal Gear Rising is another I can't wait to get.

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Comment #7 by themarv
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:37:18 AM
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The included demo definitely makes this a probable purchase for me since I never played the R&C's to begin with. I'll have to see more though.

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Comment #8 by iNoT3s
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 06:12:03 AM
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Hmm, Still waiting for my copy in the mail!
Hopefully it comes in before 8/28 lmao

I'd be mad if it came with deadlock, but its just sly 4 demo so ehh, im not mad haha.

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Comment #9 by Nakatomi_Uk
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 06:22:19 AM
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I would of thought Gladiator would of been a PSN Download since it's basically the last one from the PS2 gen would make it a better purchase

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Comment #10 by southurnbuck
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 06:29:04 AM
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No need to Import here. We've known it was coming out over here for almost 3 months now. Was listed by Gamestop & Amazon for awhile now.

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Comment #11 by Devalaous
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 06:41:24 AM
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Now bring volume 2 with Deadlocked/Gladiator, Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank

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Comment #12 by Dragaknight
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 06:51:31 AM
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No spin off's just R&C Gladiator, Tools of Destruction & Quest for Booty I know the latter two are already on PS3 but this way they might trophy patches plus Size Matters and espically Secret Agent Clank both suck

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Comment #13 by Eternalchaos72
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 07:37:21 AM
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omg these twats get an avatar!!! FFS

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Comment #14 by Naulziator
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 07:47:01 AM
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Ah, that's an early date for us. Seriously wasn't expecting to pick this up until late September, about the same time as 'Avengers'.


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Comment #15 by weephilymcvey
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 07:53:44 AM
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I really hope that 10th anniversary avatar makes its way to the EU ps store! If not thats basically like insomniac saying its NA fans are more important than all others

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Comment #16 by SecretBunnyNinja
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:06:52 AM
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I can't wait for this!

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Comment #17 by veeerules
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:20:39 AM
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Wahoo! I didn't discover R&C until the ps3, so can't wait for this one! (well, I can, now that I know how long I have to wait...)

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Comment #18 by AlphaCookie
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:34:02 AM
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I don't wanna sound entitled or something, but I really don't think a demo and an avatar was worth the wait. :|

Ah well, I'm just as happy that the collection was only $29.99. :D

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Comment #19 by Mike1816
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:41:42 AM
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Up top, man!

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Comment #20 by jimmylad
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 08:56:59 AM
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@13 your raging over an avatar. lol. i was expecting the north american release to be getting more than an avatar and a sly 4 demo. i was thinking they were going to get deadlock as an add on. been a european, im thinking i havent really missed out on much. ive got the 3 ratchet plats now, that was enough for me. now il just keep my fingers crossed for capcom now to bring out an onimusha trilogy hd set.

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Comment #21 by higround
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 09:58:36 AM
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@20 I would love to see a Onimusha HD triology!

I hope the anniversary avatar comes to the EU PS store, not really bothered about the sly demo though.

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Comment #22 by ChrisBalrog
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 10:07:48 AM
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Wow, so the big surprise is a useless stupid demo of a series I don't give a damn? And we were delayed for that garbage?

Great logic, Insomniac...

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Comment #23 by kakihara301
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 10:16:38 AM
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Lol @ it saying "Ratcher and Clank" on main page. ;)

And Eternalchaos72, please....just go away.

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Comment #24 by Totavier
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 03:53:00 PM
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Well i'm surprise!, definetely i'll buy this HD collection!

I really like to meet and play the story of Ratchet and Clank and also i love Sly Cooper!, so an early access to the demo is very welcome!, i'll pick up this game in the first day!

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Comment #25 by Lilley1593
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 05:11:18 PM
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@1, Not raging at all, I could not be happier I imported this. Favorite PS2 series getting relived.

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Comment #26 by DRplaystion3
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 09:56:00 PM
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SO WHAT! this is what the US had to wait 3 months for a dumb demo and a useless avatar LOL I know this sounds harsh but I wont be buying this new I will wait to buy a cheaper used copy........$crew you Insomniac

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Comment #27 by Jayschroo
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 11:44:59 AM
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Why would some ppl buy this just for the demo? here and idea...Just buy Sly Copper instead!

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Comment #28 by Moshuadeath
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 12:11:22 PM
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Am I allowed to hit number 2 up there? Seriously, c'mon- just one yes and I swear I'll do it!

The Sly 4 demo is neat but not worth waiting for, on top of that the avatar being useless because everyone I know that's ever owned a PS2 has had AT LEAST one of the Ratchet and Clank games and honestly loved it to its fullest. That being said, those with the avatar are going to be using it all over- and even then I'm sure it'll be like 49 cents for everyone else here.

Thought about importing it from EU but naaah, gonna wait.

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US August 28, 2012
Europe June 27, 2012
Japan September 06, 2012

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