Ratchet & Clank Collection Now Dated For North American; Comes With Sly 4 Demo

The hold out is O-VAH. Next month the Ratchet & Clank Collection is coming state-side, but with a pleasant surprise for the long wait.

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It’s been out for more than two months in Europe and Japan, but finally the anticipated high-definition collection of the Ratchet & Clank series hosted on the PlayStation 2 has a release date audiences living in North America. Write it down, folks… The Ratchet & Clank Collection will arrive, either at retail or digitally, August 28 in the U.S.A., still way more than enough time to celebrate the Insomniac series 10th birthday.

At $29.99 USD, a steal of price I should note, the collection features 1080p HD remasters of the original Ratchet & Clank from 2002, its 2003 sequel Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and from 2004, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal; sadly the shooter-focused, Ratchet: Deadlock, won’t be apart of this title, which to my Internet gum-shoe knowledge is being released at some point later on PSN.

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Each game will of course have the necessary Trophy and 3D support, but I’m almost sure the more pressing info at this moment is to why the North American version of the Ratchet & Clank Collection was delayed opposed to every other PlayStation region. Insomniac promised something special for the wait, and today’s news outs that as an early “exclusive” crack at Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (also a 10th anniversary avatar… which is cool, kinda).

Nothing, too, detailed about this Sly 4 demo has been confirmed, only that it will be first chance for those who buy the Collection to try out the upcoming PlayStation 3/Vita title starring that titular master thief, Sly Cooper, which hasn’t been given a solid release date. Wait, wait, wait… *Sigh* It’s all we tend to do. But the good thing about Walyou, is that you never have to wait for new geek-tastic headlines, such as a fantastic-looking Star Wars’ Milennium Falcon skirt cosplay or a neat water-activated umbrella.