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Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus officially announced

Thursday, 11th July 2013 02:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Following a website leak, Insomniac Games has formally unveiled Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, a PlayStation 3 title due later this year.

According to IGN, the new series entry will release both digitally and in-store in northern autumn for $30; in Europe, it will be titled simply Ratchet & Clank: Nexus.

Into the Nexus is a single-player epilogue to Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time, and marks a “true return to form” for the series after the deviations of Q-Force. Ratchet & Clank series producer Brian Allgeier said that, noted that “the time was right to come back to the core series”, which is why Into the Nexus is more in line with early entries.

Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr make a return, apparently, and our heroes will visit a new sector of space filled with new planets.

Clank will have new abilities allowing him to alter gravity and manipulate objects to solve platforming puzzles by tuning into alternate dimensions; players will control the robot directly in these Netherverse sections, opening new environments for Ratchet.

New weapons and gadgets include the Winterizer, Nightmare Box, Repulsor, Vortex Grenade, Grav Tether, Fusion Grenade and Nether Blades.

The game was leaked just ahead of its official reveal by a website error. Details of the new game were allegedly posted on Insomniac’s website before being hurriedly taken down; NeoGAF users managed to copy a slab of text and some art before it was pulled. A trailer was briefly available, too, and at least one screengrab was snatched from it.

The matching art style strongly suggests this is what Sony was teasing with its “heroes return” materials.

Check out the story blurb, trailer and key artwork below, as well as a small gallery of screens courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.

After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.

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  1. actuallyisnotafox

    hazaar! ^-^ im excited! i would love to see this in my ps4 collection (hoping it is ps4)

    EDIT: okay most defiantly on ps3 :p

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Updated a bunch of times with more info, the trailer and some screens.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Cozzy

    I’m very excited for this. The price is interesting. I’m assuming it’s a smaller game than the normal entries but bigger than Quest for Booty (which I loved) and Frontal Assault. Can’t wait for more details.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Animeboy413

    Day 1 Buy for me

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Francis O

    Sony…..this is what I’m talking about. Enough with the shooters and give us that oldschool gameplay we love….

    yes, yes, yes,

    Freaking Day 1!

    —–wait……

    It’s a budget title?

    ————-> WTF?!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Ratchet isn’t a shooter?

    But the guns! Its chock full of guns!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. fihar

    So platformers are restricted to budget titles nowadays?
    Sly 4 was full of content even at that price though, so I’m not complaining.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Clupula

    Another one? Christ. This is the one franchise that I honestly feel like Sony milks to ridiculous Mario-levels.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. The_Red

    I’ve always thought the PS3 R&C games were sub-par (Compared to PS2 classics) but from recent comments around the web, it seems like Crack in Time was rather great.

    Hopefully they release the whole trilogy in one package so I can get it. Also, it feels really strange to have this on PS3 rather than PS4.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. melonbuster1

    None of you are truly happy. . You wanted it for your new ps4. . Not last generation crap.. but they would never put this game out and cut off the life support of that god awful game they have at launch.. whats the name crash bandakoot wanna be lol

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Clupula

    @9 – Now, you know Sony are very good at supporting their old systems for a few years after their new ones come out. Some of the best PS2 games came out after the PS3 had been around (God of War 2, Persona 3 & 4, etc…). I suspect the same thing will happen here. It is Microsoft that abandons their old systems the day the new one comes out.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. redwood

    awesome.. will definitely get it.
    oh and the 30$ price tag is frigging awesome too. Mid-budget titles are the way to go honestly.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. The_Red

    @11
    Good point. Didn’t get a chance to try P4 but God of War2… MY god, that game was better than all next-gen (current-gen) that were available back then.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. redwood

    so the “worlds collide” tagline is referring to the “inter-dimensional event” in that press release…

    #14 1 year ago
  15. polygem

    one of my fave franchises. definitely day one for me. pricing is awesome too.
    it´s great that it´s for ps3 and all…but it really is strange too: the soonish upcoming stuff i am most excited about is for ps3 or on ps3 and ps4: this, dark souls, diablo, destiny. they must really show some more launch games imho or many people will wait to pick up a ps4. don´t get me wrong, i love that they still support the ps3 with stuff like last of us, beyond, ratchet etc. but it could be dangerous too. i am sure they´ll have something left to show for ps4 and the only problems will be my time management ones in the end.

    @the red: a crack in time is a great game! i must say, i loved quest for booty and tools of destruction as well. the ratchet games are just such a blast to play. shame that tools and quest for booty never got trophy support though. don´t care much about trophies but if you have them every game game should support them, otherwise it just doesn´t make sense..one of the early ps3 flaws.

    loving the diversity sony brings to the table. got to give them credit for that.
    ps3 and vita seems like a great value for people who don´t want to go multiplat. can´t beat it with ps+

    #15 1 year ago
  16. manamana

    Awesome news, wouldn’t mind a Vita port though …

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Coheno

    A budget title? I’ll take it! A Crack in time was one of my favorites this gen, so looking forward to some colorful platforming action again!

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Beta

    So this is a true R&C game? Awesome! :D

    Hopefully it’ll remind me why I loved R&C before A4O came along. :P

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @6
    Beat me to it :)

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    On one hand its a shame that its not for PS4, cause that would be one hell of a launchgame. But on the other hand, i’m not planning on getting a PS4 anytime soon this year so I can play this one on my PS3.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    this is gonna be awesome and the best Ratchet & Clank on the ps3 so far… all these late great games just shows that its worth owning a ps3!… the x360 what is it getting?… nothing, because the micro$hafts have left it in the gutters… you been $hafted xbots!… sony supports its consoles for years, even after they outta the production, sony is a real gaming company.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. xino

    no co-op?
    then i’m not buying!

    #22 1 year ago