Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Brings a New Adventure to PS5 This June

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 9:27 am

Help Ratchet and Clank reunite in the latest installment in the popular franchise.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the next game in the popular Ratchet & Clank series, which began with the original Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation 2 in 2002.

While Rift Apart was announced for the PlayStation 5 some time ago, the game hasn’t had a release date until now.

In Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, players will need to help Ratchet (a Lombax) and Clank (a talking robot) defeat the evil Dr. Nefarious (he was also the villain from Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal).

In a PlayStation blog post, Marcus Smith, creative director at Insomniac Games (the developer of Rift Apart), provided more details about the game’s story:

“When the evil Dr. Nefarious uses a device that can access alternate dimensions to find a galaxy where he always wins, Ratchet and Clank are separated. As they try to reunite, they will meet a new Lombax resistance fighter, explore new and familiar locales (but with new dimensional twists!), and wield a whole new arsenal of out of this world weapons.”

While Rift Apart will feature a familiar villain for fans of the franchise, players don’t need to have experience with the previous games to jump into this one.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be released on PlayStation 5 on June 11. The game will be available to purchase physically and digitally for $69.99.

A special Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will also be available for $79.99. It will include five extra armor sets, 20 Raritanium (an in-game currency that can be used to upgrade weapons), a sticker pack that can be used in the game’s Photo Mode, and digital versions of the game’s artbook and soundtrack.

Fans who pre-order the Standard digital or Deluxe digital versions of the game will receive early unlocks of Ratchet’s Carbonox armor and Pixelizer weapon. These bonuses will be included in the “Launch Edition” of the physical version of the game, which will be available while supplies last.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has yet to be rated by the ESRB. However, previous games in the franchise were rated E10+ for Everyone 10+, so we expect Rift Apart will receive the same rating.

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Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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