The Naughty Dog team making The Last of Us very nearly made a new PS3 Jak & Daxter game, the developer has revealed.
Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed the heavily-rumoured Jak and Daxter HD Collection is indeed coming out.
"We can confirm the Jak and Daxter Collection is coming and will have more news to share shortly," a spokesperson told Game Informer.
Overnight, a listing for Jak & Daxter Trilogy Edition was spotted on the German video games rating board USK, backing a retailer listing for the game spotted early last month.
Typical. You wait four years for a decent PSP platformer and two come along at once. First there was LittleBigPlanet, an almost perfect example of a great game made miniature. Now here comes Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier, another good-looking, highly playable platform game. And this one's got guns.
Like LBP PSP the game has not been designed by the series' creators. The Lost Frontier is the work of High Impact Games, previously responsible for the enjoyable Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters and the less impressive Secret Agent Clank.
Now the studio has turned its attentions to Naughty Dog's mascots (or so they were until Nathan Drake turned up, all lost Baldwin in a Gillette advert). The good news for veteran Jak fans is High Impact has done its history homework, taking elements and influences from the best instalments in the series - i.e. not Jak X.
PSP shots fresh from gamescom.
Naughty Dog community manager Arne Meyer has said the studio is keen to do a PS3 instalment in the Jak and Daxter series.
Coming to PSP this year.
Sony has announced Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier for PS2 and PSP.