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November 7, 2014 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

2015's Ratchet & Clank movie got a bump in promotion w/ release of the official poster

My son and I have been fans of Sony's Ratchet & Clank franchise for a few years. I'd heard there were plans for a Ratchet & Clank movie and it seems as if 2015 is still on target.

Ratchet and Clank movie The film will be a 3D CGI flick based on the Insomniac game series unique to Sony consoles. It's being made by Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment and features voice-overs by the same cast from the game series.

IMDB summarizes it as:
Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.

Ratchet and Clank's Mr. Zurkon We began playing Ratchet & Clank on the PS3 and later picked up a few earlier PS2 releases. With a co-op mode I can play along while letting my son take the lead. It's a good co-op set-up for parents who don't always feel comfortable playing video games with their kid(s) ;)

One of the game's hallmarks is over-the-top weapons that are pretty cool. My favorite feature is available via the weapons menu - Mr. Zurkon. He's a robotic assistant (assassin) with a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He'll help you take on enemies and randomly drops awesome quips of badassery. He's more fun than function.

It's hard to resist such retorts as:
"Mr. Zurkon does NOT come in peace!"
"Mr. Zurkon is here to kill you"

We're looking forward to this movie with the hope that it will inspire more folks to bring successful gaming IPs to the silver screen. Wreck It Ralph was fun with an amalgamation of beloved video game characters. It would be nice to see more game characters in movie-developed story lines that tie into the video game story or enhance existing story lines from the character's franchise.

Ratchet and Clank movie poster It's imperative that Mr. Zurkon be a part of the Ratchet & Clank movie!! :)

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