Yesterday I did two posts about the suspected Insomniac Games title. [Here is the first and here is the second.] Most people called it was a “Ratchet & Clank”/”Jak & Daxter” cross-over. I didn’t. I called it “Rise of the Lombaxes” which may still be it but its to early to tell. Anyway…
Insomniac has now said that the game they are doing is “Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus” a R&C game going back to the ‘Future‘ way of doing things.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 11, 2013
The guys at IGN got a sneak peek of the game here, saying
“Into the Nexus begins with Ratchet and Clank transporting twin villains Vendra and Neftin Prog to a location known as the Vartax Detention Center. This voyage brings our favorite lombax-and-robot duo to haunted space, however, and while in the process of bringing his foes to lock-up, they escape Ratchet’s grasp. This leaves Ratchet and Clank alone and stranded in the scariest sector of space they’ve ever visited.”
But this is what people want to see:
The game is headed up by Brian Allgeier, the man of the series and a R&C veteran. He said he wanted to take the series in a more “spookier direction“. But if you think that will take away from the humour of the game, it doesn’t. It still looks brilliantly funny and the wacky weapons are still there too. [Personal favourite is the ‘Nightmare Box’.] But I still hope they put in a Gatling missile launcher gun that plays the ‘1812 overture‘.
The game is a Sony exclusive, as always, coming out for the PS3 this holiday season. [So around the mad release schedule that is August then?] A key thing I said was the PS3. It’s not coming out for the PS4 as a lunch title, which I have to say is odd. But it’s safer doing it like this as they can play around with the new Sony tech before laying down a game, which is a good thing. Less buggy. But there may be a PS Vita port in the works.
Price point is $29.99, so a $30 game [£40 for me] which is good because at least it’s not $60 [£50 for me] like stupid people pricing games. Defiantly keep an eye on this if you’re a PS veteran, or even if your thinking of getting a cheep end-of-era PS3 for the collection because R&C is one of the best series’ on the console.