Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One arrives Oct. 18

Insomniac's four-person co-op, PS3-exclusive 3D action adventure hits this fall; preorder incentives include retailer-specific in-game items; series sales hit 22 million.

Ratchet & Clank fans who've been craving the duo's high-energy hijinks finally have a date for their next outing. This morning, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that the next installment in the series, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, will ship on October 18 exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game has not yet been rated.

Ratchet & Clank get cracking again on October 18.

The ninth game set in the Ratchet & Clank universe, All 4 One is set after the events of 2009's A Crack in Time. The title stems from the fact that the game sees Ratchet and Clank team up with sometimes ally Captain Qwark and usual antagonist Doctor Nefarious. The four must work together after one of the latter's evil schemes goes awry, trapping all four characters inside a mysterious device.

Developed by series creator Insomniac Games, All 4 One also gets its name from the fact that it supports on- and offline four-player co-op. Players can control one of the four main characters in the mode, which also supports drop-in and drop-out online play. The game will also sport the over-the-top weaponry and gameplay the series is known for, as outlined in GameSpot's recent preview. Stereoscopic 3D visuals are also an option, provided players have the requisite glasses and 3D television.

SCEA also revealed some preorder incentives in the form of four retailer-specific weapons. Those who preorder All 4 One at GameStop will get Mr. Zurkon, a hovering, laser-cannon-equipped robot that taunts enemies. Amazon preorders will come with a T-Red Morph Mod, which turns foes into baby dinosaurs, while Best Buy preorders will sport a Pyro Blaster Unlock, a super-powered flamethrower. Finally, Wal-Mart preorders arrive with a code for the Sheepinator Mod, which transforms enemies into sheep.

Sony also revealed today that games set in the Ratchet & Clank realm have sold over 22 million units. The franchise began in 2002 with an eponymous outing on the PlayStation 2 and has also appeared on the PSP and mobile phones, as well as the PS3.

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warbrady
warbrady

Ratchet and clank 1 10/10, 2 9.5/10,3 9.5/10, dreadzone 9.5/10, size matters 7/10, T of D 7/10, QFB 3/10, Crack in time 7.5/10

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I think it looks alright to be honest. I won't be buying it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve good sales. There's not enough co-op games these days, they're all multiplayer every man for himself online games. It's nice to see some good old 'games for friends' games coming back in to the mix. It looks pretty smooth as well, in fact hell.. I'd say this looks pretty decent!

Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

At least I am happy that there are still some good platformer games out there!

ash162
ash162

just hope the single player mode isn't half hearted. Recently played crack in time and loved it.

don_dalati777
don_dalati777

looks good , the way of the future.... haters go back to ur ps2 version.......all you do is whine, zip it already

warbrady
warbrady

Why in hell is nerfarious working with ratchet, ill get this cos i like the other games (bring out a HD classics ratchet and clank)

AdamProject
AdamProject

Wish there was an updated complation of all the Jak games on PS3.. But this, meh. Just another Ratchet & Clank game.

aGOODdude
aGOODdude

this kinda makes me glad that Naugthy Dog let Jak and Daxter series die.

Charona23
Charona23

Good lord they crank these things out like they're CoD. At least they're trying something different this time.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

All 4 One looks like crap. Ratchet and Clank is meant fir singleplayer, not multiplayer, plus the game will be really crappy. I hate how originals are now being treated like crap, They made a bad game for Jak and Daxter: Lost Frontier, the lego games, and now....ratchet and clank

KingKAP1994
KingKAP1994

I used to love Ratchet and clank but i think its become to cartoony

Steel_Rain777
Steel_Rain777

So....will we ever get a Sly or Jak and Daxter game for the PS3?

KnightsBlazing
KnightsBlazing

@silentsniper321 Sly is made by Sucker Punch not Insmniac. Sucker Punch is more focused on InFamous 2 right now

Rickystickyman
Rickystickyman

I don't like the style in this game. Clank is bigger, everyone's heads are larger and their bodies are small, and it just doesn't look like a ratchet and clank game.

nightshadeA
nightshadeA

actually if you count 4 on the ps2 2 on the psp whitch was ported over to the ps2 and 2 whole games on the ps3 that would be 8 and if you counted quest for booty as a single game it would be 9 but this has a feel of a psp entry you know like "between game 3 and 4 this happened " type of feel all i care about tho is they give clank some decent guns.......

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

don't get me wrong future is great, but the first few games on ps2 were AWESOME... and this looks especially bleh

silentsniper321
silentsniper321

Why is it that there are like 3 R&C games for the PS3 and ZERO Sly Cooper Games (Yes do actually know why). Sly >>>>> R&C

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

PLZ dont make it to kidde........My faves...: RC1 RC commando , AND up ur arsenal!

CEmarine88
CEmarine88

They just cant top up your arsenal or deadlocked. They just dont make R and C games like they used to. It all went down when it ended on the ps2

servb0ts
servb0ts

i'd only get this game if was free.

The-Rekve
The-Rekve

This is gonna be the new deadlocked. I think that this is looking more and more like a spin-off title. That might not be that big a deal for all the fans of the series, but I definetely don't think that I would enjoy this, since it seems to feature a new gameplay formula and co-op as well. Based on what I've seen, I don't fancy these changes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

firebladedx
firebladedx

Did anyone else think this game would be a combination of all the previous games in one collection?

payne6705
payne6705

I never played this series until TOD and then the rest and fell in love with this series. Yet I have to say I will pass this title up. This seems it will lack in what other games in this series had. It looks like a mess since the series was mainly single player. I mean look at RE5 the series was strong until the introduction of co-op. I feel bad for people with no PSN or don't want to bother with co-op play because they will suffer the most.

anthonycg
anthonycg

This is the last true platformer.

jm3811
jm3811

The first R&C was a masterpiece. The rest of the series comes without any good surprises. Little by little it has mutated into a third person bolds shooter lacking in adventure feel.

OneShot45
OneShot45

@ shadowchronicle I totally agree. Insomniac has released amazing Ratchet & Clank games and this series are the best games I've EVER played. However I am a bit skeptical about this new game. I absolutely loved their past games like Tools of Destruction, Quest for Booty, and A Crack in Time and I really hope that they make another game like those listed above and extend the series. However, as you have said, Insomniac never disappoints when it comes to Ratchet & Clank so I'm interested to see how this game develops and to see if it lives up to the rest of the Ratchet & Clank series. :)

Sahle123
Sahle123

I am actually pretty excited about this game :D!

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Would have preferred a single player experience. Will pass on this one. AI bots, no thanks.

matastig
matastig

Bring it on Sony , this is gonna rock our socks off hard :cry:

madg23
madg23

I literally just beat Crack in time last night and loved it, cant wait for the next one!

fedetaco
fedetaco

This game is one of the reasons why I love my ps3.....these games are the best I've played in this genre....I am definitely getting this...Can't wait!

shadowchronicle
shadowchronicle moderator

I hope they don't wlk off the line of the other ratchet and clank games. But normally the games they release are good.

zlatham
zlatham

Number of Call of Duty games released since 2006: Five. Number of Ratchet & Clank games since 2006(only including the main series): Three. Just to clarify.

keybladegamer
keybladegamer

Oh... Well none of my friends play ps3, so I guess I won't get this. I would have highly preferred a good single player experience.

Contra75
Contra75

Call me old fashioned but I like really well done single player games. Not one for co-op, multi-player, online gaming. Just deliver a fantastic single player experience and make a game with 30 hours of play-through time. Is that too much to ask.

Naxct
Naxct

ratchet and clank 4ever. yay.

The_CJ_Dude
The_CJ_Dude

I have faith in this game, and from what I've seen, it looks fantastic. Insomniac has never let me down before... even Ratchet: Deadlocked/Gladiator was great stuff. I hope this one will be too!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So this is the new adventure we have been waiting for??

b0sse
b0sse

I hope that when you play single player, with A.I. controlled teammates, that you can switch which character you yourself are playing freely at anytime. So that you're not stuck with the one character you choose when the game starts. Would be cool. So if pick Ratchet, and all of a sudden you feel like playing Nefarious for a change, you dont have to restart entire game and start over just to be another dude.

xotheusedguyox
xotheusedguyox

@GrimJackel ...you can play by yourself with an A.I. bot so youll be fine. @pszone ...your post is an epic fail, its a great way of making money and hopefully the series never ends, every single game has gone greatest hits or platinum in every region it was released so your right it didnt sell good, it sold greatly! and is the best series and one of the longest series on playstation and consider the face of playstaion and sony kinda like mario is to nintendo...you bonehead @kaggsp ...yes there is a single player mode

Grim_Jackal
Grim_Jackal

Some of the gameplay looks pretty cool. Unfortunately that "fun" factor will be completely reliant on whatever randoms you happen to get teamed up with.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@monson21502, I know you're a Xbox 360 fanboy but really. Jak and Dexter is made by Naughty Dog. Ratchet and Clank is made by Insomniac. You say that you own the PS3 but don't know anything about it. Yes Ratchet and Clank is milked but there is always something new in each game. It's not like CoD where they give almost the same stuff in each game. Why do you keep going to the articles that doesn't relate to you?

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

It would be a must buy if Insomniac stuck with their guts and named it 'Ratchet and Clank: 4play'

KBABZ
KBABZ

monson21502: Double fail for not recognizing that the series is evolving, and for misspelling Jak. Would have been a Triple Fail had you spelt "Dexter".

pszone
pszone

epic fail not a gd way makeing money again. If i was involed in this i make in RPG or end series since last didnt sell