Update: Sony has confirmed Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus as a $29.99 PlayStation 3 title heading to both disc and digital formats this fall. The PlayStation Blog has a post up here and IGN has the first preview here. Watch the debut trailer below. See the first set of screenshots at the gallery.
Original: Sony’s “When Worlds Collide, Heroes Return” teaser is indeed for a new Ratchet & Clank title. Leaked via Insomniac’s website (now taken down), the game is called Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. A platform was not mentioned, so whether it’s on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or PS Vita is still up in the air.
Find the full story outline and feature set from the website below.
Ratchet and Clank are back! The beloved duo return with an original single-player epilogue to the acclaimed Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored. Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the acclaimed series.
After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.
- A return to the Future – Series protagonists, Ratchet and Clank, return along with Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr in a brand-new, story-driven single-player adventure.
- Even more crazy weapons and gadgets for your arsenal – Arm yourself with a variety of exotic new weapons and gadgets, including the Winterizer and Nether Blades.
- Clank strikes back – All-new gameplay offers inter-dimensional challenges where Clank can alter gravity, manipulate objects and solve mind-bending platforming puzzles.
- Discover new worlds… and the dangers of space – Traverse through the zero-gravity of space and explore a mysterious sector filled with new planets to explore along with hidden dangers and dark secrets yet to be uncovered.