Insomniac Games and Sony revealed the next game in the Ratchet & Clank series today. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time will conclude the story that began with Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and continued in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty. The game comes out this fall for the PlayStation 3, and, according to Insomniac's James Stevenson, it will be a "full retail Blu-ray release." No more downloadable Ratchet & Clank adventures, folks; it's back to the big leagues for the critically lauded duo. Here's how Sony describes the plot of this sci-fi, time travel adventure:
"After discovering that lovable robot Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, the Wrench-swinging Ratchet races to save his best friend. Along the way, both will finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies."
Ultimate destinies, eh? That's some heady stuff for a video game comedy team... but time travel? I'm hooked.
According to Sony, the witty banter and comedy we've come to love and expect from Ratchet & Clank are back, but with space battles, star system exploration and "hidden items and collectibles." Oh, and new weapons -- one of which was designed by a fan!
Right now, those details and the nifty logo above are all we have on the game, but as soon as there is more to say, I'll say it!