Quest for Booty arrives in the US and EU on August 21st

Ratchet and Clank fans get your credit cards ready, or steal your parents on August 21st in the US and EU (and 22nd in JP) As the downloadable game ‘Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty’ hits the PSN. The game will last 3-4 hours long for the price of $15. Insomniac has said that the element of adventuring and platforming takes a much higher priority this time around than Ratchet’s deadly weapon arsenal. The game picks right up where ‘Tools of Destruction’ left off with its cliff hanger story. They also call this an “experiment” to see if future R&C downloadable games will happen in the future, based on sales I assume. I for one, will be buying this the day it comes out.

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Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty coming to the PSN for only $14.99

If you own a PS3 I am sure you are happy to hear that new content is on the way for R&C. I say content because the next Rtchet and Clank game will not be your typical retail full fledged adventure, instead it is going to be a downloadable game exclusively on the Playstation Network for $14.99 this summer. Essentaily it is a continuation of the story of Tools of Destruction, and will offer the same great visuals and story.

My guess is not to expect it to bee too lengthy of a game, as at the press conference Insomniac said something to the effect of it being comparable to “a summer blockbuster movie” and then comparing it to action sequences and such, but what I take out of that is probably about a 3-5 hour long game (possibly less?) because lets face it, there are plently of 5 hour games selling out there on retail discs for $60 (Heavenly Sword anyone?) but hey who is to complain, I will pay $15 for more Ratchet and Clank on my PS3 any day!

EGM cooks up some tastey rumors in this months “Rumor Mill”

The gaming magazine EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) has a column every month called “Rumor Mill” where much speculation goes on as to what might be happening out there in the gaming world. Most of it eventually turns out to be true and sometimes it ends up being just a rumor that never comes to life. This month however there are two great rumors for us platformer fans out there (quoted from EGM):

“Flushing the Plumber

Disney’s serious about dominating the game industry. How serious? Glad you asked. Last year, the megacompany bought game-design maverick Warren Spector’s (Deus Ex) Junction Point Studios asked him to whip up a truly magical game. My mousy mole tells me Disney tasked Mr. Spector with the ambitious goal of creating a platform-style Mario-killer starring Mickey Mouse. Uh, seems like Disney has been bingeing on too many of Mario’s magic mushrooms

“New Turn for Ratchet

Last year’s Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction sure was a pretty platformer. It wasn’t just cartoon-quality looks, though–we really dug the fast-paced, hop-and-pop action. So much so that the cliffhanger ending left us moaning for more. Luckily, we might get more sooner rather than later– my Sony spy tells me developer Insomniac is building a downloadable expansion sequel to Tools of Destruction set to be released this fall.”

Guess we will find out if these rumors hold up. While I would preffer a true sequel to Ratchet on an actual disc, any new content for the game is great news either way. A new mickey platformer? that is excellent news for anyone that remember games such as Mickey Mania (shown above) or Castle of Illusion (even Fantasia). Mickey has had an excellent reputation in the past for platformer games, so heres hoping his long overdue debut into the genre is a good one! if the rumor is true of course, lets hope.