Secret Agent Clank, titled as Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission Ignition in Japan, is an action game developed by High Impact Games for the PlayStation Portable. The game was released on 17 June, 2008, and is the sixth game in the series. It stars Clank as the main character, playing the role of a secret agent. It takes place after Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters but before Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. It was re-released on the PlayStation 2 on 26 May, 2009 as a port created by Sanzaru Games.
As the title suggests the game has a secret agent storyline where Clank works for a government secret agent group known as the Agency. At times it spoofs the James Bond, 007 series. To fit with this theme Clank wears a tuxedo throughout the game. Like the original 007, Clank has an array of helpful gadgets, such as a bow tie that he can use as a boomerang (the Tie-A-Rang), and a Blowtorch Briefcase. Clank has at a previous point in the series been on a Holo-Vision show where he played the main character - Secret Agent Clank.
This game focuses for the first time in the series on the adventures of the beloved robot sidekick, Clank, and his secret alter-ego, Secret Agent Clank, as the main playable character. Set after Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, but before the events of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, the premise behind Secret Agent Clank surrounds Ratchet as he's framed for a crime that he didn't commit. Unfortunately for the hero the trial is skewed against him and he is found guilty. To save his friend, Clank dons his Secret Agent Clank persona and investigates who's behind the accusations. Along the way, he acquires new abilities, such as Clank-Fu. He'll also receive, find and buy new weapons, such as the Tie-A-Rang and Cufflink Bomb. While Clank investigates, Ratchet fights previous henchmen he defeated and Captain Qwark travels across the galaxy while having a reporter bot write his autobiography.
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