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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Vita delayed to spring 2013, Deadlock offered free for owners of PS3 version

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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault's PlayStation Vita version has been delayed a second time to spring 2013, and owners of the PlayStation 3 version of the game will receive Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked as compensation, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.

"Our friends at Tin Giant have been working night and day to bring Insomniac's PS3 game to the PS Vita system and to provide our fans with a great game," wrote Greg Phillips, a producer at Sony Computer Entrainment America. "While the original delay has helped us make the game better, we still need more time to bring the game up to the standards expected by our fans."

Owners of the PS3 version of Full Frontal Assault will receive Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked as a free PS3 download through the PlayStation Network when Full Frontal Assault is released. Deadlocked was originally released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. Insomniac Games announced last September that an HD remake was headed to PSN in 2012. In development at Idol Minds, Insomniac's announcement pegged the release for 2012, though the game isn't available yet.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault was originally scheduled for release alongside its PS3 counterpart on Nov. 27, 2012. About a week beforehand, Sony announced the delay, revealed a January release window and offered the game's first DLC pack for free. Last week, a post on Insomniac's Facebook page said that it couldn't offer any information on the delay and directed any questions to Sony.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault supports Sony's Cross-Buy feature, which entitles anyone who purchases the game on PS3 to a free copy of the Vita version.