This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ratchet & Clank series, and Sony knows how important that is for fans of the PlayStation-exclusive brand. In honor of the infamous duo’s first decade of existence, the previously revealed HD compilation of the original PS2 R&C games, appropriately titled the Ratchet & Clank Collection, is en route for the PS3. That’s not all gamers have to look forward to however, as fans can now also expect Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (a new PSN-exclusive) later this year.

PlayStation.Blog reports that the new Insomniac Games-developed title will return the series to a more traditional formula, compared to the one found in the mediocre All 4 One. The “classic feel, camera, controls and weapons” that gamers enjoyed so thoroughly in past games will be a part of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. The project is described as “fun-sized,” suggesting that it won’t be anywhere near as long as a full retail release. Since the game is only available for download via the PlayStation Network though, that doesn’t come as much of a shock.

Ratchet & Clank followers weren’t given much in the form of a new trailer or any in-game screenshots, but a promotional image and the official logo were released. It’s not much to go on for the time being, but the confirmation of a new downloadable iteration, similar to the currently available Quest for Booty, should hold gamers until more concrete details are released.

Online features were briefly mentioned in the official unveiling, and gamers will be able to virtually meet up with friends to play together in some capacity. Details on Full Frontal Assault‘s multiplayer offerings weren’t discussed in detail, but more delicious tidbits regarding the title’s online features will be arriving in the coming weeks.

Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault is scheduled to release on the PSN this Fall.

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Source: PlayStation.Blog