Sony's Ratchet & Clank classics get ratcheted up to 1080p

Sony is set to launch a re-release version of its classic Ratchet & Clank games from the PS2, available in full 1080p HD support, or 720p 3D support for those with the equipment to take their game to the next dimension. In addition to a complete remastering of the graphics, the games have added trophy support. And, where applicable, online multiplayer has been recreated to function with the Playstation Network.

"Many of you didn't get to experience" Ratchet & Clank's online multiplayer when it was available on the PS2, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price admitted on a PlayStation Blog post. So for the title Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, that functionality is being completely revived. The other titles in the remake, which will be released as one title called The Ratchet & Clank Collection, are Going Commando and the original Ratchet & Clank game that started it all.

Ratchet & Clank was one of the biggest blockbuster PlayStation franchises to make its way to the PS3. Insomniac is celebrating the franchise's 10th anniversary this year, and plans to offer more special content in celebration of that. The actual launch date of the PS2-remade compilation has not been confirmed, nor has pricing. But it will be available within the coming months.

[via PlayStation Blog]