Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty

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Insomniac hints at new PS3 exclusive

Insomniac hints at new PS3 exclusive

And taking all its people on a cruise.

Insomniac Games is currently working on an unannounced PlayStation 3-exclusive game, the developer quietly noted yesterday.

The announcement came at the tail end of a press release celebrating the fact that the Employer's Group has ranked the studio as the fifth best place to work in California.

"Insomniac Games is currently developing an unannounced title, exclusively for PS3," according to a footnote.

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Ratchet and other loot in PSN update

Ratchet and other loot in PSN update

PSP and PSone games, Buzz quiz pack, more.

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty - reviewed yesterday - is now available for GBP 9.99 / EUR 14.99 on the PlayStation Store, along with a new Buzz quiz pack, the PSone version of Track & Field and a pair of 15-quid PSP games.

The Buzz pack is called National Geographic Safari Quiz, and costs GBP 4.99 / EUR 7.99, while International Track & Field for PSone (playable on either PS3 or PSP) costs the standard GBP 3.49 / EUR 4.99.

As for the PSP games, they are Medal of Honor Heroes and Sid Meier's Pirates!, and both cost GBP 14.99 / EUR 19.99 as mentioned.

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Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

Excuse me sir, run, jump, the end.

Xbox Live Arcade may have been romping the headlines recently with Braid, Geometry Wars 2 and now Galaga Legions, but let's not forget that PlayStation Network is enjoying a renaissance as well, with Siren: Blood Curse, PixelJunk Eden and now the heavyweight Ratchet & Clank establishing fierce competition for the contents of your PSN wallet.

Ratchet & Clank games are already split into neat chunks - each planet you visit takes about an hour to exhaust, and then you fly to the next one - so Quest for Booty is an easy set-up: a handful of levels, a few new mechanics, and a witty script that makes the most of decapitated pirate Cap'n Slag and his yodel-throated henchman Rusty Pete, as Ratchet hops, skips and double-jumps around a watery planet gathering equipment to try and track down his wayward sidekick, Clank.

Downloadable games usually only have time to outline and develop a couple of new concepts, and so it is with Ratchet. As well as whacking enemies with his wrench, firing various guns and hoovering up cogs and bolts - the game's currency - players can now use a wrench-tether to grab onto bits of the environment and manipulate them with the right stick. Over the course of the game you move platforms, expand concertinaed bridges, and drag objects across the floor to solve puzzles.

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Ratchet PSN download is 3.2GB

Perform in background.

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a 3,181MB download, we can report. Because we're downloading a review copy and have nothing better to do in the meantime.

R&C: Quest for Booty only GBP 10

Both on PSN and Blu-ray.

Sony has said Quest for Booty, the standalone follow-up to Ratchet & Clank PS3, will only cost GBP 10 - both as a downloadable PSN game and Blu-ray release.

More Ratchet & Clank on the way

But there's over a year to wait.

A message appearing at the end of the latest Ratchet & Clank game indicates it won't be the last instalment in the series.

SCEE working to get PSN titles ready

"It takes a while", Reeves points out.

SCEE boss David Reeves has said that all the PSN titles announced during Sony's American E3 press conference this week will come to PAL territories.