Sony announced the upcoming arrival of the Ratchet and Clank Collection for its PlayStation 3 back in March in which three of the beloved lombax's adventures from the PlayStation 2 era will be given high definition makeovers in the spirit of similar upgrades to games like God of War and Sly Cooper. Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal are all on the way for the PS3 later this year, but what of the fourth PS2 Ratchet title, Ratchet: Deadlocked? As it turns out, the unconventional sequel hasn't been forgotten. Siliconera reports that Ratchet's solo outing is headed to the PS3 as well, but as a downloadable PlayStation Network exclusive.
Where’s Ratchet: Deadlocked, the fourth PS2 game? On PlayStation Network. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced the same package under the name Ratchet & Clank 1+2+3 The Strongest in the Galaxy Gorgeous Pack slated for summer and Ratchet: Deadlocked as a 1,000 yen ($13) PSN game.
When the Collection was announced, original Ratchet developer Insomniac Games promised something special in the box. My guess/assumption/hope is that that bonus is a voucher / online pass component that is worth a free download of Deadlocked. Here's hoping that the online multiplayer mode will be included in this upgraded release. More value for one's money is always appreciated.