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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault launches May 21 on PS Vita

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The long-delayed PlayStation Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be released May 21 on PlayStation Network, Insomniac Games announced today.

Full Frontal Assault, which brings tower defense elements into the Ratchet & Clank franchise, was supposed to launch Nov. 27 simultaneously on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. But in mid-November, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment pushed back the PS Vita release to January, saying that the port — which was developed by Tin Giant — wasn't ready. The company delayed the PS Vita version again in early February, this time to spring, saying, "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 a free downloadable copy of a high-definition port of the PlayStation 2 title Ratchet: Deadlocked; it will be unlocked May 21 along with the PS Vita version, since Full Frontal Assault supports Sony's Cross-Buy program.

Insomniac North Carolina, which developed the PS3 version of Full Frontal Assault, is delivering a free update to the game with a new map: Molonoth Fields, which is based on Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. The patch will also include a new game mode, two-on-two Full Frontal Assault. You can check out a trailer for the map above.

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