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Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Insomniac
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009 (US), Nov. 6, 2009 (EU)

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'Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time' (PS3) Euro Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own computer generated animation movie. Expect all the laughs and witty banter of a Ratchet and Clank title, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles.

Concluding the events that began in Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will answer some of the franchise fans’ biggest questions. After discovering that lovable robot Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, the Wrench-swinging Ratchet races to save his best friend. Along the way, both will finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. As the duo come closer to reuniting, they’ll have to ask themselves the biggest question of all: Do Ratchet and Clank’s destinies lie with each other? Or is it finally time for the universe’s greatest duo to separate for good?

The Collector’s Edition will come in a special foldout digipack containing the following:

  • A 3D lenticular cover – and this isn’t like the dinosaur ruler you had at school, this features new 3D technology and looks awesome.
  • An Artwork Book with exclusive concept artwork handpicked by Insomniac.
  • A PSN Voucher, exclusive to the Collector’s Edition in PAL regions. This allows you to download the stellar Discovery Package, which launches you over to the Insomniac Moon, a special level that resembles the layout of the Insomniac Games’ offices! Scattered through this museum-like level, you will discover a moon’s worth of extra content that didn’t quite make it into the game.

The Collector’s Edition is available in the following countries in the listed stores. Please note that this isn’t all of the countries it will be available in, as some details regarding who will be taking the Collector’s Edition are still TBC.

  • UK – GAME exclusive
  • France – Available everywhere
  • Spain – Available everywhere
  • Italy – Available everywhere
  • Australia – TBC
  • New Zealand – EB Games
  • Belgium – Game Mania, Smartoys (CLD), PlayerOne (BEMS), Consoles Fan (Horelec), Multimedia Partner (MMS), IPG (gameshop), Supra Center, Media Markt, consoleshop.be
  • Holland – Bart Smit, Intertoys, Dexcom, Rigu, Bol.com, Consoleshop.nl, Toys XL
  • Norway – GameStop & Elkjøp
  • Sweden – GameStop & Siba, Media Markt, CDON, Webhallen, Nextstop, Discshop
  • Denmark – GameStop & Others TBC
  • Finland – Available everywhere

Players can control both Ratchet and Clank as they attempt to reunite and save the universe. Each will have new abilities at their disposal such as Ratchet’s Hoverboots, which allow him to travel at high speeds and soar to new heights around the galaxy. With all-new Clank gameplay, players can utilize special time-manipulation abilities in an effort to thwart Dr. Nefarious, one of the franchise’s best-known villains who is attempting to control time itself.

After discovering that Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, Ratchet races to rescue his best friend. Unfortunately, he discovers that Clank’s capture is just the beginning of Nefarious’s latest diabolical plot.

In this follow-up to the best-selling series, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time puts players into the role of both Ratchet and Clank as they attempt to reunite and save the universe. Along the way, both will finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins and discover their ultimate destinies. As the duo come closer to reuniting, they’ll have to ask themselves the biggest question of all: Do Ratchet and Clank’s destinies lie with each other? Or is it finally time for the universe’s greatest duo to separate for good?

Key Features:

  • An original new adventure and story that answers many of the fans’ most-asked questions wrapping up the story arc that started in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty.
  • Travel freely through non-linear levels with new space gameplay that allows players to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectables.
  • Taking on the roles of both Ratchet and Clank, players will experience new gameplay with each character.
  • Use Ratchet’s new Hoverboots to travel at high speeds, soar to new heights and jump off ramps to get to distant locations in search of Zoni and other rare collectables.
  • Experience all-new Clank gameplay and special “time” abilities that bring meaning to “past selves.”
  • The series’ renowned arsenal gets even larger with new weapons including the Cryo-Bomb Glove, Plasma Striker and Sonic Eruptor, along with classics such as the Negotiator and Buzz Blades.

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