All New Ratchet & Clank Gameplay from Paris Games Week Showcases Impressively Shiny Clank Footage


Insomniac Games have released an impressive new gameplay video for Ratchet & Clank, showcasing Ratchet's shiny robot sidekick, Clank, as he traverses some shiny corridors. You can view the new gameplay video below.

Ratchet & Clank is a “re-imagining” of the original title

The developers state that they started thinking of Ratchet & Clank 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. They envisioned a curated Ratchet & Clank experience that borrowed from the spirit of the classic PS2 titles while infusing some of the best elements from the Ratchet & Clank Future games.

Insomniac explains:

When we were asked recently to come up for a special bonus for fans that support Ratchet & Clank (PS4) by pre-ordering it, we went back to the list of our favourite weapons that we hadn’t yet brought to the game. In the end, it was a no-brainer, and I’m ecstatic to say that when you pre-order the game, you’ll get access to one of my all-time favourite weapons from Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked & Loaded – The Bouncer. The Bouncer launches a bomb that releases a plethora of tiny homing bombs that bounce towards targets. One of the most effective and spectacular Ratchet & Clank weapons ever.

Previous Ratchet and Clank games always ran at 60 fps. Into the Nexus was the first game in the series to run at 30 fps. James Stevenson, Community Lead at Insomniac Games, explains that they are using 30fps for the new game as well in order to attain CG quality visuals.

We’re 1080p/30fps… our goal was to match or exceed the fidelity of CG animated movies. When we first started we realized that was actually possible with PS4. Pretty exciting.

Ratchet & Clank will launch for PlayStation 4 in Spring 2016 alongside the animated film of the same name. The film will be released by Focus Features in the United States on April 29, 2016.