Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced

New Ratchet & Clank game coming exclusively to the PS3; upcoming game to return to series' action-adventure roots.

Lombax and robot pair Ratchet and Clank are set to return in new game Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this fall for $29.99.

The announcement follows recent teases on the official PlayStation Facebook and Twitter accounts showing an obscured purple planet, and the text “When Worlds Collide”.

The upcoming game will return the series' more traditional action-adventure roots, rather than the duo’s most recent outings, the co-op-focused Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and 2012’s Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

According to an IGN preview, the upcoming game will add a range of new weapons, including the Nightmare Box, an item that scares enemies or forces them to attack it; the Repulsor, which causes enemies to hover in midair; the Winterizer, a weapon that plays Jingle Bells, and transforms adversaries into snowmen; and two new types of grenades.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is also said to include Portal-style gameplay that will use other new item, the Grav Tether. Sidekick Clank will be fully playable, and players will take direct control as they pilot him through 2D platforming and puzzles to unlock additional areas. The game will be available on-disc and as a digital download.

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jmn79
jmn79

I love the Ratchet and Clank series and I hope it never ends (but it probably will). I've always loved the game play, the crazy weapons, the story line, the characters and lots of other things about the series. Plus the into the Nexus game looks awesome with some more crazy and imaginative weapons, characters and story lines. I hope it a few years time that Insomniac bring out a story line where Ratchet and Clank go and find the Lombaxes, that would be awesome.

flameon12346
flameon12346

Why do they still continuing to make more Ratchet and Clank games? I think the series should have ended a long time ago like Sly and Jak. I feel like they just milking the series now.

Matthew2152
Matthew2152

The winterizer sounds cool!!! Will this game lead into the movie?

videogamer008
videogamer008

how can i say this without being disrespectful because being disrespectful is NOT in my nature.  respectfully saying this: i thought Full Frontal Assault was a great game like previous games but after awhile it, in my own opinion, kept repeating itself... i am not dissing you guys or this game but whenever you go some place, you had to be back before emenies destroyed your force fields... true that you had traps but you had to do that in every level...  being respectful here: i loved the games that were like the previous Ratchet & Clank games....

if i disrespected anybody i REALLY DO apologize and i mean every apologies that i make...   you guys at Insomnia, i REALLY DO apologize for showing, at all, any disrespect.. truly i am a respectful guy and i am SORRY!

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

Glad to see there are returning to their roots, the traditional games are awesome.

Andrew1073
Andrew1073

This is great, I only played and absolutely loved A Crack in Time.  Definitely will be picking this up...more reason to wait on PS4 :).


Setho10
Setho10

Sweet. Love the traditional R&C games.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

Never really played a ratchet game, but I would've picked this up for ps4 later this year if it were a launch game.  Oh well still cool though that sony isn't giving up on the ps3

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

Hopefully Jak 4 comes to the PS4.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

Nightmare Box sounds like a reference to the SCP Foundation's Memetic Counter Agent.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Great news it will be a Solo outing and not team based. Series have to stick to stick to their strengths.

ProjectPat187
ProjectPat187

my son will be happy about this news he absolutely loves the Rachet & Clank game series, and its only gonna be $29.99, this is absolutely great news

snugglebear
snugglebear

Just downloaded the first 3 games for about 7.50 (PS+ rate) and I'm glad they're heading back to what made those games fun. The new Sly Cooper game had a cheaper price tag and was a really fun game for the money. 

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I was hoping for a PS4 game... But this news is still good, plus the price makes it impossible to be negative

kbaily
kbaily

When I saw the "worlds collide" image and the gate reminded me vaguely of Jak and Daxter.  Just sayin...

isildor81
isildor81

a good game perhaps...but need a new perspective...

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

I was so hoping for a mash-up with Jak and Daxter. SO SAD!

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

YES!! Hopefully not another All 4 One or that other one that I can't even remember the name of...give us another Crack-In-Time-quality R&C game please Insomniac!

johnman05
johnman05

I don't care what people say, Ratchet and Clank will always have a place in my heart. :)

endorbr
endorbr

Lot of whiners in the comments.  It's a new R&C game and its retailing for $29.99 so be happy.

thalazy
thalazy

Would have been nice if they made it available as a PS4 digital download only and for the PS3 as they currently plan on doing. Sucks for those of us who are getting rid of the PS3 to get the PS4. Maybe they can release it for Vita.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Insomniac has long lost it's touch with bestsellers. 

wdma
wdma

looks like PS4 is going to compete against PS3 this holiday, Sony just keeps bumping games left and right.

Edit: I bet there will be R&C game that coincide with R&C movie in 2015 on PS4

gameguy182
gameguy182

Well now they realize I only cared about 1, 2, 3, Tools of Destruction, and A Crack in Time. To bad they're too late. I don't really like Insomniac any more. I mean Sunset Over Drive sounds pretty cool but I'm not buying an Xone just to play it.

Iranazi
Iranazi

Pretty cool I guess but I think it would've been better if this was made for the PS4 instead, as a launch title

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I haven't played any of the ps3 ratchet and clanks. I played from the first one through deadlocked. But I might have to get back into the series again. I hear a crack in time is pretty good.

raptorclaws99
raptorclaws99

Your an idiot if u want ratchet to end why are u commenting on a ratchet game dumb ass. plus sly is not over and the jak series is retarded.

theAllez99
theAllez99

@videogamer008 First of all, You didn't disrespect ANYONE, whatsoever. Second of all, this game is going to be more like A Crack in Time, And that's a good thing, so don't worry, it'll be SINGLEPLAYER THANK GOD! :D

kyacat
kyacat

Please pick up the ratchet and Clank collection for PS3 and you enjoy the collection that previous Ratchet and Clank fans enjoy the games when they were on PS2

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

@Bangerman15 Its a great series, and hasn't aged at all. Sure its only been 6 years since Tools of Destruction - but its still stunning by today's standards.

raptorclaws99
raptorclaws99

New perspective!? why the frick would it need a new perspective. Its a ratchet game for the ps3 and that's the best your going to get.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@gameguy182 No you should buy an X1 to play that and all the other awesome exclusives.

flameon12346
flameon12346

@raptorclaws99 Ok so Im an idiot for voicing my own opinion? Im here because Im also a fan. I can careless about what you say about the Jak series that your opinion but all I know is that the Sly series is basically done. Everything you just said was so absurd and fanboyish I coundn't even take you surious. Next time comment appropriate because your just end up looking ignorant.

flameon12346
flameon12346

@theAllez99 Yes you are right, but Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was a recent video game and if they were to announce another Sly game then it wouldn't be over. Really I believe Sly games are pretty much finish now but Ratchet and Clank are still going strong with their sequels. First it was the non-canon R&C games, now it R&C Nexus, then another new R&C game in 2014, then later a R&C animated movie in 2015. I like R&C games too but they just won’t let it die. It was a classic during the PS2. Jak stayed a legend, Sly is now over, but R&C is still getting milked.

Iranazi
Iranazi

@oChampion So as a PS3 owner you have no interest in getting a PS4? I'm just saying, a popular franchise such as Ratchet & Clank would be a great choice for a PS4 launch title 

oChampion
oChampion

@Iranazi @oChampionWell, I don't plan on getting the PS4 anytime soon actually. Not because I don't want to get it, but because I don't have any extra money for it right now. I plan on keeping my PS3 for awhile however and I just finished building myself a new computer to game on. I plan on relying on those 2 systems for quite awhile yet and squezing whatever I can still get out of my PS3 ;).