After almost a year of waiting, cratefuls and cratefuls of angsty anticipation, Ratchet & Clank (the PlayStation 4 version!) has finally received its first gameplay trailer, plus an additional 8 minutes of pure gameplay! Boy, is it glorious.
The trailer above begins with clips from the movie, after which we get our first look at gameplay footage direct from the game. Further reiterating what we already knew, Insomniac has said that the new Ratchet & Clank isn’t just a remake of the original game, but a complete reimagining; taking “the spirit of the classic PS2 titles” and “infusing some of the best elements from the Ratchet & Clank Future games.” As such the game is completely new, with elements drawn from the originals, but also with new controls; locales; gameplay segments, including new Clank areas; boss fights, flight sequences (yes please) and more.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Ratchet & Clank if a nod wasn’t given to the crazy arsenal of weapons featured in the game and we’re not going to be disappointed. The game will feature several new weapons in addition to returning favourites from across the series life-span. One of the new gun is the Pixelizer which, you guessed it, transforms enemies 8-bit pixels that explode.
The crazy weaponry from the series also carried over to the pre-order bonus for the game, which offers fans The Bouncer (from Ratchet & Clank 2) exclusively to those who pre-order.
In addition to the official trailer, 8 minutes of gameplay has been uploaded online and shows the game looking absolutely stunning, with particle effects and depth of field as far as the eye can see.
Ratchet & Clank will launch exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in Spring 2016, with the Ratchet & Clank Movie landing in cinemas on April 29th, 2016.
Source: PlayStation Blog