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See What Our Old Pals Ratchet & Clank Look Like on the PlayStation 4 in This Trailer

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Sony has just dropped a new trailer which features footage from the upcoming Ratchet & Clank movie. It also has the very first footage from the eponymous game as well. As you can see, it’s all looking reeeeeeeeeeal pretty.

Though this game is based on the events of the original PlayStation 2 Ratchet & Clank, it isn’t just a remaster of that classic title. Sony has built this game from the ground up with new enemies, weapons, and planets.

James Stevenson, Community Lead for Insomniac Games had this to say on the PlayStation Blog:

We knew early on that we didn’t want to just up-res Ratchet & Clank for PS2. We started out thinking of Ratchet & Clank on PS4 as a “re-imagining” of the 2002 original, revised to tie in with the deeper version of Ratchet’s origin story (as seen in the film). We envisioned a curated Ratchet & Clank experience that borrowed from the spirit of the classic PS2 games while infusing some of the best elements from the Ratchet & Clank Future games.

We ended up with a new game, with elements based on the original — but now with modern controls, several new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new Clank gameplay, all new boss fights, new flight sequences, and more… all constructed to take advantage of the graphical prowess of PS4. Throw in James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, and you have a new beginning.

The fresh start means we changed up the arsenal quite a bit as well. As always with Ratchet & Clank games, you battle your enemies with an out-of-this-world arsenal. In the PS4 version of Ratchet & Clank, the majority of the arsenal is made up of weapons that weren’t in the original game. That means both new weapons and fan-favorite tools of destruction from the Ratchet & Clank Future series will fill out Ratchet’s kit. From the brand new Pixelizer (which transforms enemies into explosive 8-bit pixels) to franchise favorites like the dance-party-inducing Groovitron and wise-cracking robotic bodyguard Mr. Zurkon, Ratchet & Clank’s arsenal has never been better.

Those who pre-order the game will get the fan-favorite The Bouncer, from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando. For those who don’t know, this weapon launches a bomb that itself launches out a bunch of mini-bombs which bounce around and blow up anything they touch.

The game will be playable on the show floor during E3 next week so expect a hands-on preview of that from us.

Both the Ratchet & Clank movie and PlayStation 4 game will debut in the Spring of 2016.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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