Insomniac Games recently announced that they have been working on another Ratchet & Clank game to be released on the Playstation 3; Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (or Ratchet and Clank: Nexus in Europe). Read on for the trailer and announcement information…

Insomniac Games felt like the wanted to go back to classic, single-player Ratchet & Clank. Their recent All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault/Q-Force were interesting spin-offs for the team to try, but the core fans demanded more single player Ratchet and Clank action… and Insomniac choose to delivery. Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus is an epilogue to the FUTURE trilogy and will feature a new arsenal of weapons, gadgets, worlds and extras.

While this game isn’t a fully-fledged £49.99 release, it is much longer than both All 4 One and Q-Force but not quite as long as A Crack in Time. Insomniac used the words: “dwarfing the size of both Quest For Booty and QForce”. One of the focuses in the game is the manipulation of gravity; there are zero-gravity levels, gravity defying weapons and gravity manipulating gadgets. This gravity manipulation will also be introduced into Clank puzzles within Into the Nexus.

The game will be available later this year, during the Holiday Season, however, it hasn’t been confirmed whether this will also apply in Europe. In terms of pricing, the game will be available for $29.99 in the US, €29.99 in Europe and in the UK, the game will retail at either £19.99 or £24.99 (unconfirmed as of this moment, however, likely to be the latter). We leave you with the game’s official description:

Ratchet and Clank are back! The beloved duo return with an original single-player epilogue to the acclaimed Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored. Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the acclaimed series.

After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe – and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.

A return to the Future – Series protagonists, Ratchet and Clank, return along with Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr in a brand-new, story-driven single-player adventure.
Even more crazy weapons and gadgets for your arsenal – Arm yourself with a variety of exotic new weapons and gadgets, including the Winterizer and Nether Blades.
Clank strikes back – All-new gameplay offers inter-dimensional challenges where Clank can alter gravity, manipulate objects and solve mind-bending platforming puzzles.
Discover new worlds… and the dangers of space – Traverse through the zero-gravity of space and explore a mysterious sector filled with new planets to explore along with hidden dangers and dark secrets yet to be uncovered.