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‘Ratchet & Clank’ Remake Release Date Announced

At the keynote address at Sony’s PlayStation Experience expo, Insomniac Games revealed that the upcoming PlayStation 4 remake of the original PlayStation 2 action platformer Ratchet & Clank will launch on April 12, 2016, ahead of the upcoming film adaptation on April 29.

Originally scheduled to release this year, the game is a from-the-ground up re-imagining of the first game in the long running PlayStation exclusive series, but it also has ties to the film, which is covering the same ground story-wise.

According to a post by Insomniac Games’ community lead James Stevenson on the PlayStation Blog, the company “originally envisioned this Ratchet & Clank as a reimagining of the PS2 original, it’s much more. It features modern controls, new planets, new and improved gameplay, all-new boss fights, and an updated arsenal. This Ratchet & Clank will remind longtime fans why they first fell in love with the franchise while inviting new players to experience one of PlayStation’s all-time classics as it’s never been seen before.”

“The section of the game we showed at PlayStation Experience today includes scenes from the film, as well as all-new gameplay from planet Veldin. You may have noticed that Captain Qwark is narrating the game. While the movie is one version of the events, the game gives you a different take, from everyone’s beloved leader of the Galactic Rangers, Copernicus L. Qwark.”

The section of the game Stevenson refers to can be found below, along with a trailer for the film.

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