Insomniac Games has revealed the release date and new trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The anticipated video game will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on June 11, 2021.
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, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists!), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons.
“If you’ve never played a Ratchet & Clank game before, this is an excellent one to start with as the adventure is a stand-alone storyline, but longtime fans of the series will find deeper layers of connection to previous games,” said Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac Games.
The company has also released new artwork for the game. “This beautiful new piece speaks to the game’s theme of duality,” added Smith. “Ratchet and Clank are the personification of opposites forming a more powerful whole and this theme is expanded even more through alternate-dimension counterparts of characters and worlds.”
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 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).
Also, you can pre-order the Standard Edition digitally on PlayStation Store for $69.99 USD /$89.99 CAD MSRP to receive early unlocks to these items or check with your local game retailers to see if they are offering the pre-order incentive with the Standard Edition.
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