Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando FACT SHEET
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Insomniac Games
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
Peripherals: DUALSHOCK® analog controller, Memory Card (8MB) (for
Launch Date: November 2003
Target Age: 13+
Rating: Rating Pending (RP)
Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank:
Going Commando is the
teams second installment to their successful PlayStation®2
debut title, Ratchet & ClankÔ,
released last November exclusively for PlayStation 2. Since that time,
the Insomniac team has
grown by more than 20 percent, bringing on board more talented designers,
and animators to create a deeper and more robust weapons-based, action-adventure
featuring the return of the dynamic pairing of Ratchet and Clank.
In Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, the two unlikely pals team up
again for an all-new, sci-fi
adventure combining action, exploration, adventure, puzzle-solving,
strategy with role playing,
shooting and racing into one compelling experience. The result is plenty
of explosions and
devastation. Featuring brand-new, experienced-based character growth
and weapons upgrade
systems, maxi-games, beautiful diverse environments, all-new character
graphics, a compelling storyline and a unique arsenal of more of the
coolest weapons and hi-tech
gadgets ever imagined, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando will leave
gamers hanging onto the
edge of their seats.
Having defeated Chairman Drek in their last intergalactic adventure,
Ratchet and Clank find
themselves returning to a less adventurous lifestyle - until they are
kidnapped and taken far
away to the Bogon Galaxy. Upon their arrival, they are propositioned
Fizzwidget, the quirky CEO of the largest (and only) corporation in
the Bogon Galaxy, to
investigate the whereabouts of one of Megacorps most promising
experimental products, which
has been stolen by a mysterious masked figure. Mr. Fizzwidget extends
an offer Ratchet cannot
refuse- the promise of an adventure that he has been longing for, a
fully-paid health plan, access
to new weapon technology, a penthouse suite in Megapolis, and the chance
to receive training to
become a certified commando. Meanwhile, since Clank is hesitant to reunite
with Ratchet on
another set of adventures, Mr. Fizzwidget lures Clank to stay by offering
him a cushy accounting
job at Megacorp.
Its not before long that Ratchet and Clank find themselves entangled
in action and mayhem.
Follow Ratchet and Clank as they discover the answers to, Who
is the mysterious masked
figure? What is the importance of the stolen experiment? Are things
really as they seem?
Along the way, the duo encounters many dangerous foes, but with a plethora
of the coolest and
most inventive weapons and gadgets ever, Ratchet and Clank are set to
destroy anything and
anyone who stand in their way of discovering the secrets that lie behind
· Ratchet and Clank return to explore 20 inventive planets filled
with chaotic action in a
whole new galaxy.
· Moving even deeper into RPG territory, the new character growth
system allows players
to earn more nanotech (hit points) by defeating enemies. By gaining
can increase his nanotech units from four to 80 by the end of the game.
· Enemies grow in strength (like Ratchet) and by the end of the
game, can take up to 120
hit points of damage, forcing players to strategically manage their
· Weapons, weapons and even more weapons! Offering 20 brand-new
unique unlockable upgrades as gamers gain skill and experience, more
than 40 weapons
and gadgets are available by the end of Ratchet and Clanks journey.
· A variety of maxi-games can be played over and
over with different challenges and
goals each time. Fun, addictive and challenging gameplay offer players
the chance to
earn extra money and prizes.
· Engage in action-packed space combat throughout the game. Upgrade
Ratchets ship with
new weapons, armor and special items.
· Race against the galaxys best in exciting, high-speed
hoverbike races. Players can even
customize their hoverbikes for more diversity when ripping up the tracks.
· Explore the unique spherical worlds which create
a never-before seen perspective in
character action games.
· Fight in multi-tiered gladiatorial arena challenges for money
and special rewards.
· Ratchet begins the game in a new commando suit and throughout
the adventure has the
ability to accumulate up to five levels of armor.
· New economics: the amount of bolts Ratchet can earn in each
world grows exponentially,
enhancing the sense of character progression as Ratchet gets richer.
Of course, the prices
· More sophisticated AI means enemies behave more intelligently,
giving players more of
· Clank returns as a playable character with brand-new abilities.