"This is more fun than a bus-load of cheerleaders!"The fourth game in the Ratchet & Clank series, released as Ratchet: Gladiator in Europe.Ratchet is kidnapped (and slandered) by Gleeman Vox, a sinister TV executive who wants Ratchet to be a contestant on his The Running Man-esque gladiatorial combat show "Dread-Zone". Dread-Zone greatly reduces the platforming sections of the series, turning many of them more into health-reducing hazards rather than perilous one chance challenges, instead focusing on straight combat, with bigger and badder weapons and enemies.A HD version of the game was released on the PSN in 2013; it was free to those as an apology to those who waited for the Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault to be released. It was released in May in North America, and Europe and Australian finally got the game after four months, in September.
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