Oh no, not the dailies again. Anything but that...
Next spring will see the return of one of the most well-known platforming duos this side of Mario and Luigi, the weapon-toting Ratchet and Clank. Their new game, appropriately titled Ratchet and Clank, is a “reimagining” of the original PS2 title of the same name that will tie into the motion picture (also of the same name) releasing on April 29, 2016. Today saw the release of both a new trailer featuring some footage from the movie as well as a gameplay video showing off two different areas of the game.
As seen in the videos below, the gameplay is a familiar mix of mechanics and weapons from accross the Ratchet and Clank and Ratchet and Clank Future franchises. New weapons like the Pixelizer (which does exactly what the name implies) will also be added to the game’s massive arsenal. Those who preorder the game will get exclusive access to classic weapon The Bouncer. Memorable moments from the original game like battling the Blargian Snagglebeast show up, with new worlds and bosses set to appear as well.
In a world where far too many HD games fail at properly using color pallettes that aren’t muddy and drab, it’s definitely refreshing to see a game as pretty and fluid as this get made, let alone promoted so heavily. Assuming I’m able to pick up a PS4 by the time it comes out, Ratchet and Clank will definitely be on my list of games to buy.