Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Coming to PS3

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Hi everyone. My name is Chad Dezern and I’m the Studio Director at Insomniac Games’ North Carolina studio. I’m here to share some exciting news. We’ve been hammering away in our secret shack in the middle of the woods since January 2009. Now it’s time to emerge into the sunlight and hold our creation aloft. It’s alive!

We’re excited to announce that we’re hard at work on the first ever one-to-four player cooperative, online/offline, drop-in/drop-out Ratchet & Clank title, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One!

We knew from our earliest meetings that we wanted to give players a chance to play in the Ratchet Universe with Ratchet and Clank at the same time. And after we started, we felt an almost moral obligation to include Captain Qwark and Dr. Nefarious; there was just too much comedy potential in bringing this group together for us to pass up the opportunity. Their bumbling idiocy, prickly antagonism, and unfettered evil was a perfect reflection of how we play All 4 One here in the office. I’m looking forward to telling the story of how the four of them find themselves together . . .

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One [Gamescon 2010]

The game is about cooperative play through and through. We want to make it easy to get together with friends and family, get in a game and have fun in the Ratchet universe. We’re working hard to capture the feeling of fighting through amazing battles with other players, whether they are on the couch next to you or playing online half-a-world away.

Ratchet and Clank: All Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One [Gamescon 2010] One Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One [Gamescon 2010]

Our official reveal happened at the PlayStation Press Conference during gamescom in Cologne, Germany. We will be following up with a panel at Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle on September 4. There, I’ll be joined by other Insomniacs: North Carolina Production Director Shaun McCabe, Senior Writer TJ Fixman, and Senior Community Manager James Stevenson. We’ll talk about all things Ratchet (including comics and action figures), and we’ll show all of the content from our announcement.

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One [Gamescon 2010] Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One [Gamescon 2010]

We can’t wait to show you more of the game. We feel like the game we want to make lines up perfectly with the game our fans want to see–the time is right for Ratchet coop! Keep an eye out for more info in the coming months. Don’t miss a thing: follow @InsomniacGames on Twitter, and sign up for our community and newsletter on InsomniacGames.com to stay up-to-date with new announcements.

So long for now, we’ll talk more soon.

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  • This trailer looks really nice. I couldn’t tell since the trailer is off the ‘net, but the graphics and animation for this game look really good. Insomniac games is awesome in that department but it’s hard to believe that the graphics hold up so well with 4 players at the same time and with all the action going on. Insomniac games= best development studio around!

  • Insomniac Games = Biggest trolls ever :)

    RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NEVER MIND THIS. Put up the Resistance 3 trailer!! It better be a revamp. I want it more like Resi 1 but with a new darker, more serious art tone and less of the Resistance 2 style levels which were basically challenge rooms. Every level had separate areas of enemies etc etc. PUT UP THE R3 TRAILER!!!

  • Please post the Resistance 3 trailer PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • where are the new Motorstorm Apocalypse and Resistance 3 trailers?

  • Bloody brilliant Insomniac! Absolutely loving this, totally shat my pants when not one, but TWO games were announced. Finally, the unveiling of Resistance 3 :D

  • i would have preferred the girl from ToD and QfB to Nefarious but o well, finally clank will be in the front lines of battle along side ratchet, and quark is finally helpful :D

  • Will clank have all his cool gadgets in this game because he is sort of his own player?

  • it’s a bit weird to see you guy’s announcing 2 game at the same time under the same publisher, as long at it isn’t anything like sonic heroes (which i hated) i will try to keep my eyes on it

  • Seems very interesting. I might buy it for when my family comes over. I hope it will support PlayStation Move also.

  • Looks awesome. I might get this.

  • Looks neat but it looks like the traditional R&C gunplay took a major backseat. All the characters perform melee attacks in their little intro scenes in the trailer which isn’t what I think of when I think of playing a R&C game.

  • I’m definitely sold on 4 player co-op! Day 1 with R3!

  • If its like Resistance 2 Co-Op then it will be amazing. Like a western Monster Hunter, heh.

  • To be honest I’m disapointed with this I was expecting a sequel to a crack in time. I’m a big fan of the ratchet and clank series but this just isn’t worth it. And how does nefarious come into this he should be trying to kill ratchet,clank and qwark. I might buy this but I’m in no hurry to do so but if it was a sequel I would be buying it as soon as I get my chance.

  • Is this DLC

  • um excited about this but…wheres the resistance trailer???

  • @yatzer

    you obviously haven’t played Ratchet & Clank 3 which was easily the best game out of the entire series.

    it had an amazing single player aswell has a formidable multiplayer which alot of us fans enjoyed and were asking to see again on the PS3.

    and your complaining about including multiplayer in everything when this game is entirely built around 4 player co-op

  • :D Yay! I love online co-op games! Those=my favorite, can’t wait to see how it turns out… all the way in the fall of ’11….

  • Outstanding as always Insomniac, absolutely outstanding, SOLD to the MAX!!! 8)

  • Looks great, love the 4 player idea.

  • I never got into Ratchet & Clank since the first two games never added trophy support.

    This game looks great, though. My husband and I loved the co-op powers in X-Men Legends 1 & 2. We really dislike split-screen local co-op. Between this and the new Lara Croft game, it looks like we’ll be having a great time.

    I do still hope that happens eventually. A Ratchet & Clank Collection like the God of War and Sly Collection would also be cool, especially if it used the newer character textures.

  • I’m kinda torn on this. On one hand, it’d be nice to play a Ratchet and Clank game with other people, like New Super Mario Bros. But on the other hand, you shouldn’t let multiplayer carry a game. The thing I liked best about the last few Ratchet and Clank games was that they had a really epic story and tight level design. I was glad to see Insomniac’s storytelling skills evolve. A big, epic story just doesn’t seem to translate well in a multiplayer environment, from my experience.

    I dunno. I’ll obviously have to see more of this game in action before I make any judgments on it. Hopefully, I’ll be proven wrong and the game will be as big, epic, and enjoyable as the previous games.

  • Seriously… Some thing about Ratchet there looks… off? I think his body was shrunk, with an enlarged head. Is no one else questioning why Nefarious is a good guy? … That seriously is lame. Based on an earlier post, I’m guessing this is a children’s game. I it’s rated E with none of the old R&C humour everyone loved. Seriously? I’m very disappointed. Insomniac. I have LOVED everyone of your’ games, but now I think I might have to pass on this one. >.> Please make some serious changes, so it will actually appeal to old fans of the series.

  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aw… But, I guess I have to buy it. >.> It’s an R&C game after all.

  • Fresh look and gameplay. Take THAT LBP2.

  • :) :D XD
    This is how my face changes while watching this trailer…

  • @SeanScythe

    Thanks for the link!
    That trailer was so awesome and gave me that good ol’ Resistance vibe that I’d been missin for so long!

    Hopefully we’ll get it on the PS store so that we could see it in Hi-res.

  • wheres the blog post for R3 lol

  • I KNEW IT!!! SONY is going to be buying EVERYONE…. A FREE TACO!!!

  • For those of us who despise playing games online, will there be enough game play that is single person to warrant buying this? Or is the entire game geared towards online play and playing with friends?

  • This is just pure awesomeness.

  • Awesome!

  • Heh, you guys rock. Ironically, supposed adults are being the biggest children here- R&C was never about ultra-realistic graphics or high-end-violence. Fun, funny, and… ehm… crazy weapons.

  • honestly, when i first saw the title. i thought this would be a mash-up of the 4 ps2 R&C games

  • Insomniacs indeed!

  • Whoa! I haven’t been this pumped since LBP2’s announcement! But why is Nefarious good now?

  • @ rasengan360

    I did too. The I thought maybe it was that Move title they announced… Can’t remember what it’s called, but the graphics look similar.

  • By the way, for anyone who has no idea why Nefarious MIGHT be good, you either haven’t played A Crack in Time (do it now!) or you have no imagination.

  • All I can say is…….F I N A L L Y! The was the one and only thing that this franchise was missing…great job

  • luv… luv… luv

  • R&C is not made for co-op!

    Is this pre or post ACIT?

    I hope the movie graphics are nothing like the game ones. Nothing can beat ACIT’s graphics.

    I will buy day 1, but not for co-op. I am expecting an exciting story with single player.

    P.S Why are some people happy about the announcement of Resistance 3, but some people are mad because there wasn’t an announcement of Resistance 3??? I’m confused!

  • “first ever one-to-four player cooperative”

    One player cooperative would definitely be something new, how does that work?

    Smart mouth aside, it looks good.

  • This looks good, but I gotta say I’m hoping for some more characters through DLC.

    – Angela Cross / Mysterious Thief
    – Talwyn Apogee
    – Lawrence
    – Courtney Gears
    – Rusty Pete
    – Skidd

    Combat robots are pretty cool, too. I’d love it if me and my friends could just pick out a set of robots and go at it.

  • <3 Insomniac
    You guys are just too good to me

  • Fat Princess just got 4 player, now this!

  • This is why I love you, Insomniac. :)

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