Insomniac Games brings back their flagship franchise with the return of Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. After Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Insomniac Games ventured into the realm of four player co-op with Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and tower defense with Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. I tried to like these games, I really did. Unfortunately, they didn’t work for me. I wasn’t impressed with either title and wanted Insomniac to go back to the single player platforming adventure game I know and love. Fortunately, Insomniac released the Ratchet & Clank Collection, something I’ve always wanted. That was enough to wipe the bad memories of All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault from my mind.
Fortunately for you and myself, they did just that with Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. This new game is a return to form with a story driven single player platforming adventure that features new planets to explore along with Insomniac’s outrageous weaponry, including the Winterizer and NetherBlades. Well known faces make their return alongside the dynamic duo including Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr. Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus will feature gravity defying gameplay where Clank will alter gravity in order to manipulate objects and solve puzzles. The story will pick up sometime after A Crack in Time and shows Ratchet & Clank escorting one of the galaxies most dangerous criminals Vendra Prog to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring jail break, Ratchet & Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector of the galaxy looking for a way home. There, the two stumble upon an inter-dimensional event that threatens to tear the universe apart and Ratchet must decide what’s really important.
Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus launches exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season on PSN for $29.99. This will be Insomniac’s biggest downloadable game, as it dwarfs the size of Quest for Booty and Full Frontal Assault together. It’s unfortunate the game won’t be on the PlayStation 4, so I guess I’ll just have to hold onto my PlayStation 3 a little bit longer. As a huge fan of the Ratchet & Clank series, I’m really looking forward to playing this game.