I’ll be honest, I’m ridiculously excited, and this morning’s news has me rolling. Sony PlayStation has been really quiet about their first next-gen exclusive, but today has dropped the motherload on us with a new trailer, information, and pre-order details for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which will launch June 11th, 2021. Here’s the word from PlayStation Blog and Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac Games-
All of us at Insomniac Games say thank you for your support of Ratchet & Clank across the last 19 years and four generations of PlayStation consoles. It’s been an incredible journey so far and we’re excited to share the next chapter with you soon.
How soon? We have been working hard to ensure that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, is a showpiece game and exclusive for your PlayStation 5 console. We’re thrilled to confirm that the game will launch on June 11, 2021.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a brand-new full-length adventure. When the evil Dr. Nefarious uses a device that can access alternate dimensions to find a galaxy where he always wins, Ratchet and Clank are separated. As they try to reunite, they will meet a new Lombax resistance fighter, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists!), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons.
If you’ve never played a Ratchet & Clank game before, this is an excellent one to start with as the adventure is a stand-alone storyline, but longtime fans of the series will find deeper layers of connection to previous games.
We’re also here today to reveal new artwork for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This beautiful new piece speaks to the game’s theme of duality. Ratchet and Clank are the personification of opposites forming a more powerful whole and this theme is expanded even more through alternate-dimension counterparts of characters and worlds.
Pre-orders start today too! Here’s a look at the digital content you unlock early when you pre-order the Digital Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition:
That’s right, two fan-favorites will make their way into Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The Carbonox armor from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003) is now updated with high-definition materials, lighting responses, and ray-traced reflections. Players will also receive an early-unlock of the Pixelizer weapon, the retro-blaster from Ratchet & Clank (2016), also updated visually for the PS5 console.
We also will have a Digital Deluxe Edition of the game available digitally on PS Store for $79.99 USD / $99.99 CAD. You’ll receive five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium to get a head start on upgrading your weapons, a sticker pack to use in Ratchet & Clank’s first ever photo mode, as well as a digital artbook and a digital soundtrack.
As with other recent games, at participating retailers in the US and Canada, we will have special physical Launch Editions of the game for $69.99 USD/$89.99 CAD MSRP. The Launch Edition will include early unlocks to the Carbonox armor and Pixelizer weapon packed in on a voucher* inside the box (while supplies last). Also, you can pre-order the Standard Edition digitally on PlayStation Store for $69.99 USD /$89.99 CAD MSRP to receive early unlocks to these items or check with your local game retailers to see if they are offering the pre-order incentive with the Standard Edition.
Also US and Canadian customers who pre-order get a $5 discount** off official merchandise on PlayStation Gear online store after the game launch!***
Can’t wait until June 11 to pick up some gear? We have a new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shirt debuting today on PlayStation Gear store:
And yes, we know you are asking for the new Lombax’s name. And it’s not fair that we put her in the art and aren’t telling you yet. Hang in there, you’ll be feeling rosy soon.
We’ll see you in the omniverse on June 11, 2021.