Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart Given A Release Date And A Deluxe Edition
It’s been almost 5 years since the last adventure starring Insomniac’s Lombax and Robot duo; Ratchet & Clank. Even then that was a retelling of the first game. However, the wait is almost over as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart launches on the PlayStation 5 on 11th June. Along with the release date, we’ve been given a short new trailer and a breakdown of the available editions.
First, here’s the trailer. It doesn’t show an awful lot of new information (except the release date), so it’s great if you don’t want to go into spoiler territory. It’s still lovely to see just how good this game looks.
Insomniac still aren’t telling us the name of the new Lombax, but that’s part of the fun isn’t it?
The story is a continuation of the series, as Dr Nefarious has found a way to travel between dimensions to find a universe where his plans actually succeed. We have been promised that for newcomers, or people who’ve only played the PS4 game, you won’t be at a loss if this is your starting point.
The game has been built around the PlayStation 5 architecture and high speed SSD. As such this will be exclusive to the system. There is no PS4 version.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will come in two flavours; standard and deluxe editions.
The standard edition comes with the game and if you preorder the game you’ll get an instant unlock for the Carbonox armour and the Pixelizer weapon. You’ll be able to unlock these throughout the course of the game so no need to worry if you can’t get the game straightaway!
Only the standard edition will be a physical release and the preorder bonuses above will vary by retailer.
The Digital Deluxe Edition will again feature the early unlocks but also:
- 5 additional amour sets (not available in the standard game)
- Sticker pack for use in photo mode
- 20 Raritanium so you can start upgrading weapons early
- Digital soundtrack
- Digital artbook
If you choose the digital or physical standard edition, you can upgrade to the deluxe edition for a small cost. There will be an option on the game’s main menu and there will be no other microtransactions.
There’s no word on DLC but if it’s like any of the other Ratchet & Clank games, we wouldn’t expect this.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will launch exclusively on the PlayStation 5 on 11th June.