Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus Heading to PS3 This November

on October 3, 2013 10:28 AM

Get ready for the next adventure with everyone’s favorite Lombax and robot sidekick – you’ll get your next Ratchet and Clank fix this coming fall.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony and Insomniac Games revealed that their next (and final) installment of the Ratchet and Clank Future series will be heading to PS3 on November 12th, and will retail for $29.99, including “an all-new story, an all-new arsenal, and all-new gadgets.” And plenty more Ratchet and Clank – it’ll be sure full of that.

As a shorter Ratchet and Clank experience in line with the previous downloadable title, Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty, Into the Nexus acts as an “epilogue” to the Future series on current-gen consoles, until Ratchet and Clank decide to head on out to the upcoming next-gen. Insomniac mentioned in the blog:

“Some of you have asked us why we made a shorter Ratchet game. The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title. All of us love the Ratchet universe – and after 12 years developing the series, it feels like a very close friend. We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right. It’s a very polished self-contained return to the Ratchet adventures of yore. It’s impactful, too; filled with planet-hopping, guns blazing, joke-cracking Ratchet & Clank, and events happen here that will change Ratchet forever. Think of it as a small epic.”

In addition, Insomniac also revealed several pre-order bonuses and offers for the game’s release: pre-orders at participating retailers will offer the “Pyronox Armor” for Ratchet (which Insomniac jokes “all but guarantees ‘Best-Dressed’ awards at high-school reunions”), and pre-orders at Amazon will offer a content pack of Ratchet and Clank-themed items for PlayStation Home.

Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus releases for PS3 on November 12th, 2013.

In the meantime until the game’s release, you can also check out this behind-the-scenes video from Insomniac detailing how the studio creates the Ratchet games through “this excellent VHS promotional tape” below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.