Ratchet & Clank explore A Crack in Time

Lombax and robot duo return to stores this fall in the PS3 conclusion to Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty.

After a dalliance in the world of downloadable content, Ratchet & Clank are returning to retailers. Sony announced today that Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time will arrive in stores for the PlayStation 3 this fall.

To infinity and beyond?

A Crack in Time will conclude the story sparked in 2007's Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and continued last year in the pair's downloadable debut, Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty. The game will follow the lombax Ratchet as he attempts to save his robotic sidekick, and Sony promises to reveal both their origins and ultimate destinies during the course of the game, teasing the biggest breakup since the Beatles.

A Crack in Time will include the series' signature focus on creative weaponry, with developer Insomniac Games currently running a contest to design a part of the game's new arsenal. In addition to having his or her weapon included in the game, the contest winner will get a life-size replica and a trip to meet the development team and unveil the weapon at the San Diego Comic-Con.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty.

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122 comments
mridulmaiden
mridulmaiden

ONe more ting tis game is gonna run on insomniac engine v.4 cant wait for the high defintion quality its gonna give

diddlesps3
diddlesps3

Good. They've been my favorite games since I was 9.

SonicEXE
SonicEXE

the series wont be ended, i believe the original 3 were supposed to be the only ratchet and clanks as well, Insomniac's not gonna let this IP fall through any time soon, the games are too fantastic in every way =D

diddlesps3
diddlesps3

It saddens me that this will conclude the series.

simplypowerfull
simplypowerfull

Kooolll 1 more Ratchet to play Simply Powerfull.............................. ;)

SparkeyMark86
SparkeyMark86

O yaa just like it said at the end of Quest for Booty fall 2009. Insomniac make this a crack of FUN.

NitroNezX
NitroNezX

Ooooooh, can't wait! Ratchet and Clank TOD and Booty were awesome! Just hope Insomniac pulls it off again...

todsnet
todsnet

I can't wait till it comes out.

Cballer08
Cballer08

Seems like it's gonna be B.A. just like all the other Ratchet games.

burstlimit514
burstlimit514

Cant wait! But that just takes MORE money out of my wallet...

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

"the biggest breakup since the Beatles" rofl xD awesomely said! dammit! now i have to go buy that ps3 and R&C: ToD before this gets out!!!

sieg6529
sieg6529

nice, I've never been disappointed by a R&C game

PenguinGlen
PenguinGlen

Can't wait. R&C games are the definition of fun. :D

ShadowBass989
ShadowBass989

Insomniac is my fav. developers, i love all there games. im a huge ratchet and clank fan, and i cant wait for this. day 1 buy for me. cant wait til the fall.

cookchanel
cookchanel

THIS IS SO AWSOME,but will the company being the game back to the psn or to retail stores this fall. I didn't sign up for the psn, but I might this year.

Doddie
Doddie

So happy to hear the R&C series is returning to the retail stores. Downloading on my PS3 was very difficult and took hours. On top of that, I do not have a CD to add to my collection.

rob123911
rob123911

Cant wait!! please say they dont break up ratchet and clank. They are my favorite characters of all time pls nooo!

Mr_Splosher
Mr_Splosher

BenMan40, when I played ToD not once did the game suck and ass whatsoever. CANT WAIT!

BenMan40
BenMan40

i havent played quest for booty, but i thought toos of destruction sucked ass. and was no where as good as any of the PS2 gmes.

Gumbinator
Gumbinator

The Contest sounds really cool. I can't wait until this game comes out this fall. I've been a big fan of the series and have been anticipating the conclusion to the series.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

How do I eneter the contest? How do i send the picture of my design for the contest?

Roggirek
Roggirek

hope theres co-op or some form of local multiplayer!!

supersonikk
supersonikk

It is a time travelling platformer like Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. I wonder if this will rival it for best platformer ever made???

supersonikk
supersonikk

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da1writer
da1writer

This is great news! Hopefully Trophies will be in this one... multiplayer like Up your Arsenal would be nice too!

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

Pretty much expected. I'll be picking it up. Please GS, don't have Aaron Thomas review it this time

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

nice, this isn't a system seller but i think this will also push a million copies.

brunele
brunele

I have been waiting for this forever . I'm glad it's finally announced :)

SpamU
SpamU

omg omg omg must have now!!!

Shadowflame291
Shadowflame291

Been a R&C fan since 03 when my friend recommended the first one to me. Can't wait for this one.

eldertaco
eldertaco

I played the crap out of the first game!!! Can't wait.

Custodian405
Custodian405

I love these games and im glad its gonna be a retail release and not DLC.

Rex980
Rex980

Dam it! I can't wait! It's going to be a good game for sure!

dmish82
dmish82

@abuabed I say that every year. Lol. I'm always thinking "How could next year even compare to this year?" and somehow each year tops the other.

Coleslaw893
Coleslaw893

w00t!!! I've been waiting impatiently for this announcement, R&C is one of my favorite franchises, I can't wait. Now I have to buy Quest for Booty.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

Ah if only I had my PS3 online at home. I have to go without Quest for Booty :(

abuabed
abuabed

This is definitely the best PS3 year

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

Tools of Destruction was the reason I bought a PS3. Can't wait for this. I also hope they do what Singstar did and allow you to play PS2 Ratchet & Clank games on the PS3.