[E3 2008] PSN Media Guide Part 4: Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty

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Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, debuted during Sony’s E3 press conference, is yet another prime example of how the PlayStation Network is rapidly becoming the premiere downloadable game service. Quest for Booty is a tidy standalone extension to last year’s PS3 hit Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, offering a brand new adventure in Insomniac’s acclaimed R&C franchise in a bite-sized portion to act as an enticer for new players to get a taste of what the series is all about and provide diehard fans a little extra time with their favorite lombax and robot sidekick until the next true sequel comes along. Don’t expect some slapped together game just because it’s coming to PSN either. Quest for Booty will feature plenty of content and mechanics that are entirely brand new to the series and the same near-Pixar-quality graphics that Tools of Destruction wowed us with.

Screenshots, unveil video and fact sheet await your attentive eyes on the jump.

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Ratchet & Clank®Future: Quest for Booty Fact Sheet

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Insomniac Games
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) via PLAYSTATION®Network
Genre: Action/Adventure
Release Date: Fall 2008
Players: Single-player
ESRB Rating: Pending

OVERVIEW
The heroic lombax, Ratchet, returns this fall in an all-new adventure with Ratchet & Clank® Future: Quest for Booty exclusively for PLAYSTATION®3 via PLAYSTATION®Network. A stand-alone adventure for both fans and newcomers to the franchise, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty offers up to four hours of gameplay in Ratchet and Clank’s debut on the PLAYSTATION Network. With all new wrench mechanics and light and dark illumination puzzles, Ratchet must manipulate objects and use his wits in order to succeed in his quest. New pirate-themed puzzles in four exotic locations will have gamers interacting with townspeople, manipulating shadows and playing pirate tunes, and mixing pirate brew to find hidden treasures.

Developed by highly-acclaimed independent developer Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty finds Ratchet in a desperate search for Clank after the intense ending of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction®. After an unfortunate turn of events, Ratchet washes up on the shores of a small village where he must overcome life-threatening challenges, encounter new alien races and even form an alliance with dreaded Captain Slag’s first mate, Rusty Pete. Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty is Insomniacs third title for PS3 following its hugely successful Resistance: Fall of Man® and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

KEY FEATURES
• All new wrench mechanics: Push, pull, and manipulate objects
• Light/Dark gameplay: Illuminate dark areas and use your wits to survive.
• Pirate Puzzles: Mix brew, manipulate shadows and play tunes to find hidden booty!
• Travel to four exotic locations on Planet Merdegraw: Pirate Fleet, Hoolefar Island, Morrow Caverns and Darkwater Cove
• Fight a motley crew of pirate enemies including Skull Walkers, Hot Heads, Giant Vipers (Pythors) and Undead Robotic Pirates.
• Explore a small island town and interact with the townspeople to find vital clues to Captain Darkwater’s treasure.
• Up to four hours of epic Ratchet & Clank gameplay for both fans and newcomers to the franchise.

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