Coming in 2016, Ratchet & Clank for the PlayStation 4 is technically the game based on the upcoming CG movie based on the original Ratchet & Clank. That’s fine—it can be as confusing as it wants when it’s this gorgeous.
One of the key reasons Ratchet & Clank fans love the franchise is the animated movie quality writing and visuals Insomniac’s been squeezing out of PlayStations for the past couple of generations. The 2016 CG movie from Rainmaker and Blockade Entertainment seemed like a natural progression for the franchise, but there’s nothing natural about the love between a Lombax and a robot. Unnatural things are bound to happen, like this unnaturally pretty debut trailer for Ratchet & Clank PS4.
Ratchet & Clank fans who’ve been wondering how the franchise could get better looking since the PlayStation 3 releases, you have your answer.
Like the movie, Ratchet & Clank PS4 will be a retelling of the original game for the PlayStation 2, including the first meeting between our heroes and a fierce battle to save the Solana galaxy from Chairman Drek.
Hopefully we’ll hear more next week at E3. Until then, enjoy staring and hitting the replay button.
Update: And here’s some gameplay footage!