Ratchet & Clank is coming to PS4 with impressive next gen visuals and a brand new arsenal
Justin Kahn - Jun. 10th 2015 3:15 pm ET
With the biggest event on the gaming calendar about to kick-off on Sunday, more and more exciting game announcements are starting to drop. Today we get the reveal of a new Ratchet & Clank game coming to PS4, and it looks gorgeous.
While you’re likely already thinking, here’s another HD remake, and to some degree it is, but it looks like Insomniac is going the extra distance to make it much more than that. Already known for its amazing visuals, reminiscent of Disney or Pixar films, Ratchet has never looked as good as he does on Sony’s next gen console.
While very much based on the original PlayStation 2 classic and tied to the upcoming CG film release, Insomniac is adding in modern controls, several new planets to explore, both updated (and new) action sequences and more. You can expect more boss fights, additional gameplay with Clank, and a brand new arsenal along with some old favorites:
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
Unfortunately, Ratchet & Clank fans will have to wait until the Spring of next year to get their hands on it, but the pre-order is already up on Amazon with the bonus “Bouncer” weapon from Going Commando for $39.99 shipped.
You can see some direct feed gameplay action below and expect more at E3 2015 next week:
Play the game, based on the movie, based on the game! Ratchet & Clank (PS4) is a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2). Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank (PS4) marks the PlayStation 4 debut of PlayStation’s greatest heroes. Join Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and new friends as they battle to save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek.