Ratchet & Clank PS4 debut trailer, screenshots [Update: eight-minute gameplay video]

Re-imagining playable at E3 next week.

Ratchet & Clank

Sony Computer Entertainment and Insomniac Games have released the first trailer and screenshots for Ratchet & Clank, the upcoming PlayStation 4 game based on the spring 2016-due movie.

The game, a re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank, features elements based on the original, but now with modern controls, several new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all new Clank gameplay, new boss fights, new flight sequences, James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, and more.

“The fresh start means we changed up the arsenal quite a bit as well,” Insomniac Games community manager James Stevenson said on the PlayStation Blog. “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.”

Pre-orders for the new game will include the exclusive “Bouncer” weapon, from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, which launches a bomb that releases a number of tiny homing bombs that bounce towards targets.

Ratchet & Clank will be playable on the E3 show floor next week.

Watch the trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

Update: An eight-minute gameplay video has surfaced (backup here):

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