As the movie industry has hopefully begun to leave its reboot hype behind, it’s time for the gaming industry to pick it up. Even though Square Enix was early to get in on the wagon, with their successful reboot of Tomb raider two years ago, other companies have started seeing the potential held by rebooting some of their old series. And with Battlefront, Doom and even Need for Speed getting reboots, read about Sony to reboot an old favorite – Ratchet and Clank for PS4.
- The first Ratchet and Clank game was launched in 2002, and it was initially made available for the PS2
- There was a spin-off called Ratchet: Gladiator, which was an arcade-style fighting game
- The only game in which you can’t upgrade your wrench is the first one, the system becoming iconic starting with the sequel
- The Play Station 3 trilogy revitalized the franchise with its improved mechanics and its exciting time-travelling adventures
- Ratchet and Clank are considered to be long-time rivals to another Sony duo – Jak and Daxter
The new reboot will feature our two unruly and unsuspecting heroes in their first adventure, finally showing the long-time fans of the franchise how the lombax and his robotic companion met for the first time.
Even though the title was supposed to be released this year, officials from Sony and Insomniac decided to take advantage of the popularity the dubious duo of do-gooders has started to gain, and release the game on April 12h, as the anticipated movie starring the two characters is coming out on April 26th.
Insomniac Studios, the game’s developers, made a point of stating that the game is a full-on reboot. The fans of the old franchise will be able to experience new and improved controls, new weapons, a different combat system, and above all, new, high definition visuals.
The game will only be available for the PS4, thus joining the increasing number of Sony exclusive that are so critically acclaimed. There is a demo out for the new platform, and some lucky fans were able to take it for a spin; however, it doesn’t appear to be available for the public just yet.
Those who managed to get their hands on the demo claim that it’s going to be both an excellent starting point for new fans, and an appropriate re-entry for old fans who have grown a bit rusty over the years.
You can watch the trailer for the PS4 game below.
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