Ratchet and Clank: Into The Nexus Headed To PS3 This Holiday

By Ryan Winslett 2013-07-11 08:33:51 discussion comments
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The PlayStation 4 might be on the horizon, but that doesn't mean there isn't still time for two of Sony's biggest heroes to get in one more adventure on the current generation console. Insomniac Games has officially announced Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, headed our way this holiday season for the PlayStation 3.

Over the past seven or so years, Ratchet and his bestest robot buddy, Clank, have tooled around with destruction, quested for booty, put a crack in time, and even taken on a side project in a MOBA/tower defense style strategy game. But that doesn't mean their adventures on the PlayStation 3 are complete as Insomniac finally spills the beans on the latest game in the series, Into the Nexus.



It all started just a couple of days ago when some pictures started popping up on the internet, supposedly showing off someone's PS3 friends list. On of the people on said friends list appeared to be playing a game called Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. Seeing as how a game like that didn't exist a few days ago, the person took photos of the anomaly and did like any red-blooded human would do in this day and age: They posted it on the internet.

Then, within 48 hours, Insomniac finally chimed in on the PlayStation Blog with a post from Community Lead James Stevenson officially announcing the mysterious game.

“We're excited to announce that Ratchet and Clank are returning this year with an all new original single player epilogue to the Future games,” said Stevenson. “...Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure, with the humor and heart that make the franchise so beloved.”

All of that action, fancy weaponry and humor can be seen in the reveal trailer, showing off Ratchet and Clank in a desperate struggle to survive an attack from a new enemy bent on blowing them to smithereens. There's even footage showing off a bit of inspiration possibly taken from other series, including the zero gravity sections of Dead Space, the 3D worlds of Super Mario Galaxy and a gun that creates flowing fields of energy a la Portal. Stevenson explains that manipulating gravity will be a big focus of Into the Nexus.

This is all just speculation, but I'm going ahead and laying out a possible road map for this dynamic duo's future. Into the Nexus takes the team on their final adventure for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season. Then, when the movie arrives in 2015, there's probably a good chance we'll see a brand new game hitting the PlayStation 4 for some good old fashioned marketing synergy.
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