One of the most highly anticipated PS5 exclusives, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coming June 11, 2021. With the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart release date has now been announced, Insomniac may slowly start revealing new details about the game over the next four months ahead of its release. Today’s release date announcement comes with the box art reveal and some pre-order bonuses for players who can’t wait to jump in on day one.
The release date trailer does not appear to contain any new footage, but uses previously shown cutscenes and gameplay for the quick 30-second spot. You can check it out below:
The album cover features both Ratchet and the new playable female Lombax. However, Insomniac isn’t quite ready to reveal its name just yet.
Insomniac says that Rift Apart is a completely self-contained story that doesn’t require you to have played any previous games to enjoy it, although it has been going on for a long time Ratchet & Clank fans will find deeper connections with the other Ratchet & Clank games everywhere. Dr. Nefarious tries to use a device to access an alternate reality that he emerges triumphantly, which has ripped holes in the fabric of reality. Ratchet and Clank are breaking up (or rather, they are breaking up, eh? Eh?), And they will travel through both new and familiar environments, although Insomniac says the familiar environments will have some new dimensional twists. And of course they bring a whole new arsenal of weapons.
The album cover aims to evoke the duality that the series has always been known for, expanding the bond between the opposites Ratchet and Clank and expanding it into new “alternate counterparts of characters and worlds”. Does this hint at the true nature of the female Lombax? Is she an alternate dimension counterpart to Ratchet?
Insomniac also has detailed pre-order bonuses and deluxe edition content that players will receive when they pick up the game. All preorders will receive early releases of the 2003 Carbonox armor (for both Ratchet and the female Lombax) Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, as well as the returning Pixelizer weapon introduced in 2016 Ratchet & Clank remake of the original game. Both pre-order bonuses are early unlocks, so players who don’t pre-order can still get them at some point while playing the game.
Grabbing the Digital Deluxe Edition will give players the pre-order bonuses and five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium for weapon upgrades, a sticker pack to use in Photo mode (a first for Ratchet & Clank), and a digital art book and digital soundtrack.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart can be pre-ordered now at a price of $ 69.99 USD / $ 89.99 CAD. It follows the price increases that many other games have seen with the start of the new generation of consoles. The Digital Deluxe Edition costs $ 79.99 USD / $ 99.99 CAD.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be released exclusively on PS5 on June 11, 2021.