134w ago - Today Associate Product Software Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona has shared a fresh video and confirmed that Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is hitting PS3 on October 18, 2011.
To quote: We're less than two weeks away from E3 2011 and the Ratchet & Clank team is hard at work prepping for what will no doubt be an awesome event full of surprises, game updates and the inevitable "Who Won?" arguments. But who said you had to wait until E3 to get it started? We'll go ahead and kick it off today.
SCEA and Insomniac Games are happy to share the official box art for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and the Official North American Street Date (note the capital letters for each word - that means it's important): October 18th, 2011!
We've also partnered with several retailers to offer up some pretty sweet preorder items including several fan favorites! Exciting? Definitely! Now you can rush out and preorder a copy of the game to enjoy on your own or with up to three other players. In case you didn't catch the video, see the details for each of our retail partners below:
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134w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some new Co-Op Chaos video footage and a Q&A on Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For Gameplay Programmer Mike McManus, the secret to co-op success is CAKE. "It took a long, painful prototyping process to find things that worked, so we came up with a catchy acronym: CAKE."
• Active for all players
• Easy to understand
"We found that if we can design something that satisfies CAKE, it has a really good chance of being fun before we put any work into it," McManus told us in a recent demonstration of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. "CAKE is key."
All 4 One sees the titular pair and fan-favorite nincompoop Captain Qwark teaming with series baddy Dr. Nefarious in a quest to escape the Creature Collector – an interstellar zoo packed with the galaxy's most dangerous beasts.
Bros Before Foes
Story-driven four-player co-op campaigns have a decidedly mixed track record. But armed with philosophies such as CAKE and cooperative-friendly weapons, Insomniac Games is taking great pains to ensure that All 4...
139w ago - Today Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has made available a fresh trailer spotlighting Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One in Terawatt Forest and the Mystery of the Creature Collector.
To quote: Yesterday in Los Angeles, we presented a new demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One to an audience of US and European journalists.
While we presented some new levels and weapons/gadgets, we also wanted to show once again that All 4 One is a sprawling new Ratchet & Clank adventure, with a full story, big arsenal, and tons of co-op mayhem. Further, in All 4 One, we like to say there's an "I" in team: work together, but reward yourself.
You all have to help each other out, but at the same time, the winner will earn the best rewards and get the first chance to buy the newest weapons in the game.
We illustrated this in a new level of the game, set in the Terawatt Forest on Planet Magnus. It's the home of a scientist named Dr. Croid – who holds the key to the mystery of the Creature Collector.
The plants and animals here are mutated thanks to the presence of a strange meteor - and players will also have to look out for Dr. Croid's giant Guardian robots that patrol the area (which you'll see in the...
142w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has shared a PS3 trailer video today spotlighting what's new in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Over the last six months we've taken Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One to London, San Francisco, Seattle and Austin. Everywhere we go, people love playing in the Ratchet & Clank universe with three of their friends.
The cooperative gameplay, combined with a dash of competition, has really resonated with players, and we're eager for folks to get their hands on it next week (March 29) at our Community Day.
One thing we've heard a lot from our hardcore Ratchet & Clank fans and journalists (which is a group that intersects a lot!) is "this is awesome, but does it have a story?" Our answer: absolutely! All 4 One is a full Ratchet & Clank game with everything you know and love: story, cutscenes, humor, and weapons!
We're excited to give you the first glimpse of that story, with our first big trailer for the game.
Please let us know what you think in the comments! I'm probably sleeping as this is posted in the middle of the night, but I will answer your questions in...
149w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has shared a video today featuring Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3 updates.
To quote: We've spent today in London demoing our two upcoming PS3 exclusives, Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, to members of the press. This marks the first time anyone outside Insomniac has played both games. In addition, we're showing new levels and content.
We realize it's not entirely fair that only the press gets to see what's new, so we wanted to make sure we brought it here to the PlayStation.Blog as well.
The Resistance 3 demo takes place in Haven, Oklahoma. Our new hero, former Sentinel Joseph Capelli, has taken up arms with his fellow Haven citizens to defend the town from Chimeran forces.
The fighters are trying to buy enough time for an evacuation of Haven, as a Chimeran terraformer is closing on the city and threatens to wipe it off the map. As the battle wages on and the terraformer nears, you see the wind begin to pick up... and then the Chimeran Brawler arrives to turn the tide of the battle.
Watch the new PlayStation Experience trailer for Resistance 3, and click...