After making news a few weeks ago as a rumor, Sony and Insomniac Games today officially announced the upcoming release of the Ratchet and Clank Collection for the PlayStation 3. The original PlayStation 2 title and sequels Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal are getting the high definition upgrade that similar titles have enjoyed in the past few years along with the addition of Trophies, 3D stereoscopic support, and the inclusion of the online multiplayer mode that hardly anyone had the ability to touch in Up Your Arsenal. The collection releases in Europe in the spring, but North America will have to wait until fall (and, presumably, the lucrative holiday shopping season). Insomniac promises to make the wait worth it though:
The collection will release this fall in North America. I know it’s a little bit later than the Spring European release, but it’s because we have something very special planned for our North American fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary, and we’ll share all the details very soon.
Do you think there's room for Ratchet: Deadlocked on that Blu-ray disc? What about the PS2 ports of the two Ratchet PlayStation Portable games, Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank? What could this "something very special" be? Waiting until the fall to play the original trilogy again is a tall order, but I'm confident that Sony, Insomniac, and developer Idol Minds (the team actively behind this reworking) will make it worth the delay.