Ratchet Deadlocked (Ratchet: Gladiator in PAL regions, also known as Ratchet & Clank 4) is an arena style shooter from Insomniac games, released on 10/25/05 for the Playstation 2. This game strayed the most from the standard gameplay of the Ratchet and Clank series, being the first and only Ratchet game to be based upon the idea of arena fights instead of exploration.
Here’s one of the earliest released videos of Deadlocked. In this one can be seen that the combat bots at one point were supposed to have legs instead of thier hover base. This changed how they affect gameplay, mainly because flying lets them get a better angle than they could by walking. Also to be seen here, is that when given a command, that command appears above thier heads. This can be seen at the very start of the video. The combat bot on the left to be precise. Also here, is a beta version of the ammo crate. It’s orange here, but the final version is green. And also, the ammo refils are the Gadgetron ones, and they are cylinder shaped. The final versions, are more box shaped, and green and black in color. Finaly, notice that Ratchet has two combat bots here, and rescues a third. It is not known if the third battle bot would have affected gameplay or not.
This one here is nearing completion, but the HUDs aren’t finished at this point. Also to note here, is the Jackpot crate at 1:03. It’s the same one from Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal still.
This video is fairly close to release, so the main differences are mostly just the Heads Up Display.
Here’s even closer to release. A few life meters are still not quite finished, and the combat bot HUD is basicly finished, but some graphics are placed wrong on it.