During Sony PlayStation’s State of Play today, Insomniac Games debuted more than 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay that you can watch using the player below!
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a brand-new, full-length standalone adventure that is great for both returning players and newcomers alike. The game will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on June 11, 2021 (pre-order at Amazon).
In Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, when the evil Dr. Nefarious uses a device that can access alternate dimensions to find a galaxy where he always wins, Ratchet and Clank are separated.
As they try to reunite, they will meet a new Lombax resistance fighter named Rivet, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists!), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons.
James Stevenson, Community Director at Insomniac Games, said: “The power of the PS5 shines with amazing visuals from Nefarious City and Rivet’s home base on the alternate dimension Sargasso. The game was built for the next-generation and shows it!
“Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s dimensional chaos wouldn’t be possible without the SSD either, thanks to near-instant loading. And today’s State of Play showed some of the various ways that dimensional aspect changes gameplay with the Rift Tether, dimensional shifts, and pocket dimensions.
“We also illustrated some of the new gameplay traversal mechanics, like Phantom Dash and wall-running, and showed how Ratchet and Rivet can utilize these new abilities and the Rift Tether in both combat and traversal.
“Weapons are at the heart of any Ratchet & Clank game and we showed how we are taking advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to create the most immersive Ratchet & Clank weapons yet. This included a longer look at previously revealed weapons and a taste of a brand-new weapon, the NegaTron Collider.
Insomniac also gave a look at other features in Rift Apart, such as new open levels to explore, Clank puzzles, Glitch combat, arena challenges, aerial combat, and the first ever Ratchet & Clank Photo Mode.
If you pre-order Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the Carbonox armor from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003) is now updated with high-definition materials, lighting responses, and ray-traced reflections. Players will also receive an early-unlock of the Pixelizer weapon, the retro-blaster from Ratchet & Clank (2016), also updated visually for the PS5 console.
There will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition (see below) of the game available digitally on PS Store for $79.99 USD / $99.99 CAD. You’ll receive five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium to get a head start on upgrading your weapons, a sticker pack to use in Ratchet & Clank’s first ever photo mode, as well as a digital artbook and a digital soundtrack.
As with other recent games, at participating retailers in the US and Canada, there will be special physical Launch Editions of the game for $69.99 USD/$89.99 CAD MSRP. The Launch Edition will include early unlocks to the Carbonox armor and Pixelizer weapon packed in on a voucher inside the box (while supplies last).