New Ratchet & Clank and Jak & Daxter

SCEA announced today that the popular and critically acclaimed Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank series created and developed by Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games respectively, will return exclusively to the PlayStation 2 in fall 2004.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with two of the most talented and imaginative development teams in the industry,” said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “Consumers want more from traditional platform games and Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games have made strides to implement technology innovation in order to raise the industry standard and invigorate the genre. The upcoming sequels will continue to push the boundaries as both teams incorporate revolutionary gameplay elements.”

Both franchises have each sold more than one million units internationally since their inception.