Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, October 27



9:30 PM on 09.02.2009

If you've recently bought a PS3 Slim and want something shiny to play on it, then brace yourself for the arrival of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. It now has an official release date of October 27 and it will probably be really good.

As well as announcing the release date, Sony has also revealed a number of pre-order incentives that will be offered by participating retailers. They all take the form of downloadable content, offering new levels, skins, and free Bolts. Here's what's on offer, as explained by SCEA's Jefferson Dong:

‘Discovery Package’ – Explore the Insomniac Moon with a special level that resembles the layout of Insomniac Games’ studio offices. A fan favorite, the Moon is filled with content that didn’t quite make the final game, sort of like deleted scenes on DVDs. You can earn this unlockable on your own, but Insomniac certainly won’t make it easy for ya!

‘Power Package’ – Up your arsenal with an exclusive weapon skin for one of Ratchet’s weapons along with extra hit points and Ratchet’s brand new Cryo Mine Glove.

‘Bolt Package’ – Bolster your bolt count with 5,000 free bolts care of Ratchet’s most bolt-centric power-ups, the Bolt Magnetizer and Box Basher.

‘Space Package’ – Drift off into space with an exclusive hot rod skin for Ratchet’s ship, the Aphelion, along with 5,000 free bolts and an exclusive Ratchet & Clank PlayStation Home Avatar skin

I'd actually completely forgotten about this game and, in fact, the series. Now that I remember it exists again, I am super happy and have something to look forward to next month that isn't just Borderlands. Hooray!


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