Watch Ratchet and Clank go back to their roots in an all-new game on PS4.
This new Ratchet & Clank is the game based on the movie that’s based on the game. It released April 12 on the PlayStation 4 for $39.99.
Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is a re-imagining of the original PlayStation 2 game that started the franchise in November 2002. The game’s story is based on the “Ratchet & Clank” movie releasing in theaters on April 29. The movie is an origins tale of how the two heroes met that also adds new characters and story elements not in the original game. The new Ratchet & Clank combines the original release with gameplay from the more recent games like the Future titles on the PlayStation 3. This Ratchet & Clank is a full remake, not just a remaster.
The game’s visuals are some of the best on the PS4. Ratchet & Clank uses the same game engine that Insomniac developed for Sunset Overdrive (2014). The game runs at 1080p and 30 frames-per-second, unlike the original that runs at 60 fps.
The storyline is narrated by Captain Quark from his prison cell. The game also adds Dr. Nefarious as one of the main bad guys, who was first introduced in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, the third game in the series that released in November 2004.
Ratchet & Clank features new planets and new bosses. It adds new Clank-only gameplay sections not in the original game. Weapons from different Ratchet games in the series like Mr. Zurkon and the Groovitron are included in this new release. The game also has all-new weapons like the Pixelizer, which turns enemies into old school, 8-bit versions.
This Ratchet & Clank also adds new trading cards that give gameplay improvements or special unlocks when a three-piece set is collected.
Watch Tim play the first two worlds with a united Ratchet and Clank: