Marcus Smith, a Creative Director for Insomniac Games, has announced that the PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart release date is June 11, 2021.
The game begins when the evil Dr. Nefarious (heh) utilizes a device that can access alternate dimensions in order to find a galaxy where he always wins. While doing so, Ratchet and Clank are separated. They try to reunite, and along the way they'll meet a new Lombax resistance fighter, explore new and familiar places to franchise fans, and a new arsenal of weapons to blow things up with.
For those who haven't played a Ratchet & Clank title before, this game is a standalone in the series so it's a great time to hop in and see what all the fuss is about. There are still some callbacks for longtime fans, but you'll be able to hit the ground running if you just want a fun exclusive to test your PS5 with.
If players pre-order the Digital Standard Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99) they'll get the Carbonox Armor from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, which is now updated from its PS2 low-poly origins. The updated armor has high-definition materials, lightning response, and ray-traced reflections. Players will also receive an early-unlock Pixelizer weapon, which is the retro-blaster from Ratchet & Clank (2016) that's also been visually updated for the PS5. There's also a special physical Launch Edition of the game game
The Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will be available on the PS Store for $79.99. Players will receive five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium to get a head start on upgrading your weapons, a sticker pack to use in the first photo mode for the Ratchet & Clank series, and a digital artbook and digital soundtrack.
Also, US and Canadian customers who pre-order get a $5 discount on the PlayStation Gear online store after the game launch, which is pretty neat. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be releasing on June 11, 2021. For more information, check out the blog post and stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.