Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Ships on PS3
Sony today announced the release of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, available exclusively on PlayStation 3. Created by Insomniac Games, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One introduces four player co-operative gameplay for the first time in the series, allowing players to team up as the fan-favorite characters Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Dr. Nefarious. While co-op brings a new twist to the Ratchet and Clank universe, Ratchetand Clank: All 4 One continues the legacy of the series. The franchise’s signature characters, tongue-in-cheek humor, arsenal of innovative weapons, and vibrant cinematics are brought to life with complete stereoscopic 3D support.
“Cooperative play has been the number-one fan request for Ratchet and Clank. We set out to team up our heroes with a new play style while remaining true to the heart of the series,” said Chad Dezern, Studio Director, Insomniac Games North Carolina. “We filled up notebooks and whiteboards with ideas for new cooperative mechanics, new weapons, new locations, and new enemies; those ideas became All 4 One. We’re excited to deliver a unique co-op experience that’s fun and accessible for both young and old fans of Ratchet and Clank. And with the addition of stereoscopic 3D, we can present the Ratchet and Clank universe to audiences in a whole new way.”
Taking place after the events of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One finds the retired duo Ratchet and Clank escorting newly elected Galactic President Qwark to a ceremony that will award Qwark with an Intergalactic Tool of Justice Award. Little do they know that the award is an imaginary concoction by the evil Dr. Nefarious designed to lure the heroes to the planet of Luminopolis. As Nefarious’s latest evil plan goes awry, Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Nefarious himself find themselves caught in the snare of a powerful and mysterious machine known as Ephemeris, the Creature Collector. Taken to the far flung planet Magnus, the four unlikely companions must now begrudgingly work together to escape the Creature Collector’s clutches. Their journey takes them through vibrant environments with breathtaking vistas and pits them against seemingly invincible creatures and robotic minions of the Creature Collector.