Ratchet & Clank PS3 Delayed, Demo By Oct. 11

Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3) will hover into stores October 30, a week later than the October 23 date announced earlier this year. Though only a brief delay, this marks the first time a title from the Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) and Spyro the Dragon series creator has slipped past its initial date.

That said, as the colorful platformer went gold and entered the manufacturing process today, the company is quite confident in the new date. nope

Coinciding with the above news, SCEA line producer Greg Phillips also utilized the official PlayStation blog to confirm that a downloadable demo of Ratchet and Clank's latest outing--an optimized version of the E3 level--will appear in North America's online PlayStation Store by October 11.

Those unwilling to wait two weeks can visit the all-encompassing game retailer GameStop, which is currently offering a slightly less optimized version of the same demo in exchange for a pre-order of the title.

To learn more about the game and its weapons, such as the deadly slinky assault, check out our latest hands-on impressions.