We thought it was odd that the Vita version of of the latest Ratchet & Clank game (which was a part of Sony's CrossBuy/CrossPlay initiative) didn't launch on the same day as the PS3 game. Now, it's been delayed even further.

The Vita game, which was supposed to release in January, has now been delayed to an unspecific "Spring 2013" date.  On the PlayStation Blog, SCEA producer Greg Philips writes:

"As many of you know, when Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault launched for the PS3 system this past November, we announced that the PS Vita version would be coming out later in January 2013 to ensure the best portable Ratchet & Clank experience possible.

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. 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.

In order to do this, the launch date for Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for PS Vita has moved to Spring 2013. We realize that this delay may be disappointing for our fans, but please know that we are doing our best to get the game into your hands as soon as possible."

As a gesture of apology for the delay, Sony is offering all those who purchased the game for the PlayStation 3 a free download of Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, to be given away when Full Frontal Assault for Vita launches.

For more on the game, read our review of the PS3 version.

Source: PlayStation Blog