Ratchet and Clank HD collection in NA this fall, Europe in May

The Ratchet and Clank Collection, an HD roundup of Insomniac's popular PS2 platformers, has been made official by the PlayStation Blog (Amazon spilled the sprockets earlier this month). The bundle, which includes Ratchet and Clank, R&C: Going Commando and R&C: Up Your Arsenal, will be available May 16 in Europe (as The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy) and "this fall" in North America.

"I know it's a little bit later than the spring European release, but it's because we have something very special planned for our North American fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary, and we'll share all the details very soon," Insomniac Games' CEO Ted Price wrote on the US PS Blog.

All three titles will feature 1080p HD support (720p in 3D) and Trophies, along with the online, competitive multiplayer component from Up Your Arsenal. Ah, the internet was still such a new and magical place back in 2004.