Debonaire Robot Spy Gives PSP® (Playstation®Portable) System a License to Thrill in Secret Agent Clank™
Stealthy Gameplay, Spy Themed Storyline, Wacky Gadgets and New Playable Characters Abundant as Clank Takes the Lead Role in New Ratchet and Clank Adventure
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of Secret Agent Clank™, available exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. Developed by High Impact Games, the team behind the highly acclaimed Ratchet & Clank®: Size Matters, Secret Agent Clank features a story that focuses on Clank as the central character. Delivering trademark Ratchet and Clank "tongue-in-cheek" humor, Secret Agent Clank takes cues from classic spy movies in an adventure that takes Clank to the far reaches of the galaxy to prove the innocence of his best friend, Ratchet.
"Ratchet and Clank has proven to be a witty, well produced franchise with a long lasting legacy of action packed gameplay, out-of-this world weapons, and family friendly humor," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. "Developer High Impact Games bolsters that legacy with Secret Agent Clank, again bringing innovation to the platform while poking fun at the spy movies we all know and love."
Secret Agent Clank finds dry witted robot Clank as he dons his secret agent persona in order to exonerate Ratchet for a crime he did not commit. For the first time in the Ratchet & Clank series, players have the ability to play as four different characters throughout different portions of the game; Clank, Ratchet, Captain Qwark, and the Gadgebots each with signature styles of gameplay and objectives to achieve. While Clank is on the hunt for information to prove Ratchet's innocence, Ratchet is in prison fighting for survival against criminals which were put there by him. Meanwhile, Captain Qwark is one step behind Clank, arriving to locations and claiming credit for Clank's successes with outlandish stories executed by the player.
Featuring exotic locales suitable for only the classiest of robotic spies, Clank's adventure finds him snowboarding down a comet, engaged in a dance of death with the exotic Countess Lottbolts, competing in a high stakes card game, and discovering the foundry which produces all the bolts for the galaxy. Armed with high tech gadgetry, Clank must subdue enemies twice his size using an arsenal of upgradeable gadgets from cufflink bombs to a blowtorch briefcase.
Originating in 2002 with Ratchet & Clank®, this award winning franchise has blown away fans on the PlayStation®2, PLAYSTATION®3, and PSP systems. Secret Agent Clank is the second Ratchet & Clank game developed by the Burbank, CA based High Impact Games, and the seventh Ratchet & Clank game to reach the U.S. market. High Impact Game's previous title, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters was highly regarded by the gaming community and received high scores via Metacritic.com with an average review score of 85% and user rating of 9.3 out of 10. Secret Agent Clank seeks to continue the custom of fun, action packed, humorous games for the whole family to enjoy.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Secret Agent Clank "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older." For more information about the ESRB, please visit http://www.esrb.org/.
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