Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was initially revealed during the PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 11, 2020. Now, Insomniac Games and PlayStation have announced the release date for the game, launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 exactly one year later on the same day that it was revealed, June 11, 2021.
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a brand new full-length adventure and a standalone storyline where the evil Dr. Nefarious uses a device that can access alternate dimensions to find a galaxy where he always wins. As Ratchet & Clank try to stop him, they get separated. As they try to reunite, they will meet a new Lombax resistance fighter, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons. Insomniac Games also revealed new artwork for the game. Creative Director Marcus Smith spoke about the new art saying, “the beautiful new piece speaks to the game’s theme of duality. Ratchet and Clank are the personification of opposites forming a more powerful whole and this theme is expanded even more through alternate dimension counterparts of characters and worlds.”
Pre-orders are also open for the game. There are two versions available to pre-order. The Digital Standard Edition brings in two fan-favorites into Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. From Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003), players will get an updated version of the Carbonox armor with high definition materials, lighting responses, and ray-traced reflections. Players will also receive an early-unlock of the Pixelizer weapon, the retro blaster from Ratchet & Clank (2016), also updated visually for PlayStation 5. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Carbonox armor and the Pixelizer plus five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium to get a head start on upgrading your weapons, a sticker pack to use in photo mode, and a digital artbook and digital soundtrack. The Standard, Digital Standard, and special physical Launch Editions with early unlocks to the Carbonox armor and Pixelizer weapon will cost $69.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition will cost $79.99.