Ratchet & Clank's fifth PS3 appearance...

The Ratchet & Clank HD Collection rumours have really started to pick up pace over the last couple of weeks. Despite there being no official announcement from publisher Sony, 9Live.be appears to have gotten hold of an image of the game’s boxart as well as an official release date: 16th May.

According to the website the compilation will host HD versions of the first three Ratchet & Clank titles, with trophies and 3D support added in to make the package feel more modern.

Additionally, the report notes that Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal will have its eight player muiltiplayer component restored – which would be a first for an HD collection.

We’re still not sure there’s much value in a Ratchet & Clank HD Collection – the PS3 titles elevated the formula far beyond the PS2 releases – but we suppose it'll be interesting for newcomers to explore the franchise's origins.

[source ps3.9lives.be]