Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Planets and Exploration Trailer

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games have released a new gameplay trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart; highlighting the planets and exploration.

As previously reported, recurring villain Dr. Nefarious has obtained the Dimensionator; and in the ensuing battle becomes damaged. This begins to tear the fabric of reality apart; separating Ratchet and Clank. They are sent into a dimension where “Emperor Nefarious” succeeded in his goals, and female Lombax Rivet is part of the resistance.

As part of a series of “almost launch party” videos, Zurkon Jr. had previously highlighted the game’s weapons and traversal abilities. The new trailer focuses on planets & exploration; where we see Savali, the Scarstu Debris Field, Sargasso, Corson V, Torren IV, Ardolis, and Blizar Prime named.

Sargasso and Ardolis appeared previously in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction; and prior trailers have indicated Rivet will visit alternate dimension versions of previous Ratchet & Clank worlds. Torren IV also appeared in Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. 

We also see Ratchet’s new ability to wall-run, Rivit’s Speetle for fast-moving (seemingly a mini-game), and the return of rail grinding. The PlayStation Blog previously explained how the PlayStation 5’s SSD allows inter-planetary (and inter-dimensional) travel to be near-instant.

You can find the Planets and Exploration trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via PlayStation) below.

Blast your way through an interdimensional adventure.

Go dimension-hopping with Ratchet and Clank as they take on an evil emperor from another reality. Jump between action-packed worlds, and beyond at mind-blowing speeds – complete with dazzling visuals and an insane arsenal – as the intergalactic adventurers blast onto the PS5™ console.

Key features

The intergalactic adventurers are back with a bang in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Outrageous weaponry

  • An evil robotic emperor is working overtime to wipe out organic life, with Ratchet and Clank’s own dimension next in his sights. You’ll need to dust off the dynamic pair’s outrageous weaponry and stop a dimensional collapse in its tracks.
  • Blast your way home with an arsenal of explosive new weapons, including the Burst Pistol, Topiary Sprinkler and the Shatterbomb. Zip above cityscapes, boost into combat and slip through dimensions with physics-defying new gadgets.

New faces

  • Unite the double team supreme with a cast of familiar allies and new faces – including an all-new Lombax resistance fighter who is just as determined to take out the robotic scourge.
  • Play as Ratchet and as the mysterious new female Lombax from another dimension.
  • Discover Clank’s all-new interdimensional mechanics.

Stunning visuals

  • Enjoy a visually dazzling interdimensional adventure fuelled by the mind-blowing speed and immersive features of the PlayStation®5 console. Built from the ground up by acclaimed studio Insomniac Games, you’ll go beyond what you see with in-game actions coming to life in your hands via the DualSense™ wireless controller.

Travel in style

  • Experience the intergalactic shuffle of dimensional rifts as they combine new worlds and gameplay. Warp across battlefields to rapidly gain your combat advantage and repair planetary rifts with dimension-spanning puzzles.
  • Visit never-before-seen planets and see alternate dimension versions of old favourites, now more alive than ever with exotic flora and fauna thanks to the power of the PlayStation®5 console.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart launches June 11th on PlayStation 5.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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