June 17, 2008
Debonaire Robot Spy Gives PSP 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
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of Secret Agent Clank,
available exclusively for PSP. Developed by High Impact Games, the team behind
the highly acclaimed Ratchet & Clank(R): 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.
The independent Entertainment
Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Secret Agent Clank "E10+" for "Everyone
10 and older."