Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?
PlayStation (Games) Entertainment Games

New Ratchet & Clank Game Announced 20

Earlier this week at the Game Developers Conference, Sony announced that the next installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, titled A Crack In Time, is due out this fall for the Playstation 3. "A Crack in Time will conclude the story sparked in 2007's Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and continued last year in the pair's downloadable debut, Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty. The game will follow the lombax Ratchet as he attempts to save his robotic sidekick, and Sony promises to reveal both their origins and ultimate destinies during the course of the game, teasing the biggest breakup since the Beatles." A trailer for the game has been released as well.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

New Ratchet & Clank Game Announced

Comments Filter:
  • The Clock Blockers (Score:4, Informative)

    by thebluesgnr ( 941962 ) on Sunday March 29, 2009 @01:22AM (#27376611)

    According to the Insomniac guys on the latest ListenUP podcast their favorite subtitle for the game internally was "Ratchet & Clank: Clock Blockers". Too bad Sony legal didn't like that. :-(

    Anyway, people interested in this game should also checkout the weapons contest, it's pretty cool.

  • I've been playing their games since the original Spyro. I think they know what the hell they're doing, make a game fun - don't get caught up in the details.

    I hope they can figure out a good franchise with good features, after Ratchet and Clank. Resistance has been OK, but it's already in an overcrowded genre, with a pretty cliche shtick.

  • by spire3661 ( 1038968 ) on Sunday March 29, 2009 @02:17AM (#27376881) Journal

    None of your weapons or skills carried over from R&C Future, was a very short game, not enough time to get back to the level you were at in Future. I probably wont be picking this up as I really dont feel like starting over AGAIN. I realize that game makers have to allow for a learning curve in almost every installment, but i just felt really weak and limited in Quest for Booty, with not enough time to 'ahem' ratchet up the weaponry, as it were.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by cadrell0 ( 1418649 )

      Have you played any of the other Ratchet and Clank games? There was never any carry over from the previous game, so it would be absurd to think that this would change after the 5th game in the series. Would the game really be fun if on the first level you had the mega rocket launcher that kills everything on the screen? And they usually give some reason for you not having all of your weapons (sometimes it is a little weak, but it is there). And yes I know that you can sometimes access the weapons you ha

      • Have you played any of the other Ratchet and Clank games? There was never any carry over from the previous game, so it would be absurd to think that this would change after the 5th game in the series.

        Not entirely true. I think it was in "Up your Arsenal" (the one where R&C get sucked into another part of the Galaxy) if you had a savegame for the previous game on the save card, all of the Gadgetron weapons from the first game could be purchased eventually (but weren't able to level up like the new ones), some of them even for free.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    1.Create limber hero and snarky but helpful sidekick.

    2.Build beautiful elaborate living breathing worlds.

    3.Sell ryno's to blow it all to hell.


  • R&C is one of the few series I'll pick up on release days. It lets you go from powerful to OMFG OVER 9000! over the course of the game play which appeals to my more destructive side. The humor spices up the game and isn't used as the primary vehicle to push the story along. Look forward to another romp with the Lombax and his robot buddy.

    That said, when is Sucker Punch releasing another Sly Cooper? That was a seriously fun series.

Quantum Mechanics is a lovely introduction to Hilbert Spaces! -- Overheard at last year's Archimedeans' Garden Party