Update: Sony has confirmed everything below in a PlayStation Blog post. The game is coming to PlayStation 3 both digitally and in retail this holiday for $29.99
Insomniac Games is developing Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, a page on its website confirms.
Update: the page is now down. We’ve got screen grabs of it though (here and here).
The game will be an epilogue to Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time, according to the page. It will be a “story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored.”
The page doesn’t list any platforms, but because it’s a Sony-owned intellectual property it’s guaranteed to appear on a PlayStation console.
A private YouTube video called, “Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Announce Trailer” is also included on the page.
The page includes additional details about the story:
After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.
A return to the Future – Series protagonists, Ratchet and Clank, return along with Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr in a brand-new, story-driven single-player adventure.
Even more crazy weapons and gadgets for your arsenal – Arm yourself with a variety of exotic new weapons and gadgets, including the Winterizer and Nether Blades.
Clank strikes back – All-new gameplay offers inter-dimensional challenges where Clank can alter gravity, manipulate objects and solve mind-bending platforming puzzles.
Discover new worlds… and the dangers of space – Traverse through the zero-gravity of space and explore a mysterious sector filled with new planets to explore along with hidden dangers and dark secrets yet to be uncovered.
Earlier today, Sony and Insomniac teased an image that read, “When World’s Collide Heroes Return.” The same message appears on one of the images on the page. An official reveals insomniac to be coming tomorrow.
insomniac was originally developing a game called Ratchet & Clank: NEXUS before it released Ratchet: Deadlocked, but it was cancelled.