|Secret Agent Clank|
|Developer(s)||High Impact Games
Sanzaru Games (PlayStation 2 port)
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Series||Ratchet & Clank|
Secret Agent Clank is a platform game developed by High Impact Games for the PlayStation Portable and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in North America on June 17, 2008. A PlayStation 2 version was ported by Sanzaru Games and was released on May 26, 2009, in North America and Europe on June 19, 2009. The game is the second and last game in the Ratchet & Clank series released for the PlayStation Portable, and the sixth and last game in the Ratchet & Clank series released for the PlayStation 2.
As the title suggests, the theme of the game is a spoof of the James Bond series, though it is technically based on the Secret Agent Clank element of Up Your Arsenal. To fit with the James Bond theme, Clank has an array of helpful gadgets and devices on his tuxedoes, such as a bow tie that he can use as a boomerang, and a rose that turns into a carnivorous plant to devour enemies.
It was released digitally on the PlayStation Store in North America but not Europe or Australia.
Unlike previous Ratchet & Clank games, Clank’s gameplay is more like Ratchet’s. In the past, playing him was more about solving puzzles; now, he is a full-on action character with weapons and gadgets of his own. Also featured are interactive rhythm sections where the player must press a sequence of buttons correctly to sneak through an area undetected. Giant Clank, wherein Clank transforms into a monster-sized fighting machine, also makes an appearance.