Playstation 4 exclusive Ratchet and Clank is being rebooted for an April 2016 release and the platformer has been given an Everyone 10+ rating by ESRB.
14 years after the original Ratchet and Clank was released in 2002 for Playstation 2, and now in the same year that the animated movie tie-in will release in cinemas, we will experience a re-imagining of the duo’s origin and their fight against Chairman Drek. Various features and elements from later titles will also be incorporated into the re-release such as strafing and newer weapons such as the Pixelator.
The new Ratchet and Clank will in fact be the 14th entry in the popular Playstation-exclusive series, with previous games in the lineup having released for Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP and Playstation Vita. The latest instalment prior to this was Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus which hit the shelves three years ago.
The movie will release shortly after the game, and will retell the same story with a few added extras including characters from the proceeding games. Many actors from the game will reprise their roles in the film, with a few ‘bigger’ names entering the fold as well such as John Goodman, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone. The game’s release was originally scheduled for 2015 but was pushed back in order to release alongside its film counterpart.
You can have a look at the ESRB rating synopsis yourself, which is interesting due to the fact that the original 2002 Ratchet and Clank actually gained a Teen rating. ‘Animated blood’ is about as violent as the game gets, which translates to nuts and bolts that sprout from enemies upon defeat that Ratchet can collect to upgrade his arsenal.
Ratchet and Clank will release on April 12 exclusively for Playstation 4, with the film hitting theatres two weeks later.