Insomniac Games are bringing the beloved Ratchet & Clank franchise to the big screen in 2016 and to go along with that a new game release. That’s right, it’s Ratchet & Clank the game – based on the movie, based on the game. Wrap your brain around that one. Ratchet & Clank PS4 is a reimagining of the first Ratchet & Clank game, which also follows the story of the movie. You may have heard about it before but now we finally have our first look with this E3 2015 trailer. You can check it out below:
As you can see, the game borrows elements from not only the original PS2 title but also those of the Ratchet & Clank Future games that appeared on PS3. As James Stevenson, Insomniac’s Community Lead, explains,
We ended up with a new game, with elements based on the original — but now with modern controls, several new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new Clank gameplay, all new boss fights, new flight sequences, and more… all constructed to take advantage of the graphical prowess of PS4. Throw in James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, and you have a new beginning.
The fresh start means we changed up the arsenal quite a bit as well. As always with Ratchet & Clank games, you battle your enemies with an out-of-this-world arsenal. In the PS4 version of Ratchet & Clank, the majority of the arsenal is made up of weapons that weren’t in the original game. That means both new weapons and fan-favorite tools of destruction from the Ratchet & Clank Future series will fill out Ratchet’s kit. From the brand new Pixelizer (which transforms enemies into explosive 8-bit pixels) to franchise favorites like the dance-party-inducing Groovitron and wise-cracking robotic bodyguard Mr. Zurkon, Ratchet & Clank’s arsenal has never been better.
You can check out Ratchet & Clank PS4 next year as the game is slated to come out Spring 2016.