Insomniac Games has attached a release date to its upcoming space-set adventure, Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus. Priced at an eye-catching $30, the game has been slated to launch exclusively on the PlayStation 3 on November 12th. In keeping with the quirky legacy of the franchise, the studio assured fans that the game will herald a fresh arsenal of ludicrous weapons and will ultimately serve as a swan song to the PS3 era.
Here’s what Insomniac Games’ community lead James Stevenson had to say:
“Some of you have asked us why we made a shorter Ratchet game. The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title. All of us love the Ratchet universe–and after 12 years developing the series, it feels like a very close friend. We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right.”
The beloved Lombax and his gun-toting robot have been stalwarts of the PlayStation universe since their inception in the aptly titled Ratchet & Clank back in 2002. For the latest iteration, which has been described as a “shorter” release by the developing team, Insomniac has designed a self-contained prequel that will serve as an epilogue to other games within the Future series – namely Tools of Destruction and A Crack In Time.
Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus will see the titular duo tasked with escorting two hardened criminals across the galaxy to the Vartax Detention Center but, as you can imagine, things don’t go exactly as planned. With a range of new weapons including the Winterizer and Nightmare Box at their disposal, the pair will also be able to manipulate gravity, opening up a multitude of puzzle options.
In tandem with today’s announcement, Insomniac Games also detailed several pre-order incentives for the game, which will unlock the Pyrnox Armour for Ratchet and reduce damage by 5%. What’s more, players who place their money down ahead of time through Amazon will receive a bevy of Ratchet & Clank-themed merchandise for PlayStation Home.
Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus will launch November 12th on PlayStation 3. An animated feature film is also in the works, which will be produced by Rainmaker Entertainment for a tentative 2015 release. In the meantime, be sure to check out the studio’s charming behind-the-scenes clip below and leave your thoughts about the game in the comments.
Source: PlayStation Blog