And Finally Names The Female Lombax
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was always going to be huge. The franchise’s PS5 debut will have Insomniac wanting to push the console’s power to the limit, and what we’ve seen looks gorgeous. the Series’ trademark planet exploration has taken a major step up with the new ability to explore dimensions, and the console’s fast loading times mean that you get to see all the dimensional shifting in ultra fast, 4K Glory.
You asked for it: the new #RatchetPS5 Gameplay Trailer has arrived and some reveals are rather Riveting! Rift Apart launches June 11 only on PlayStation 5.https://t.co/EB4HWiOCo5 pic.twitter.com/VBY8yvsdko
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) April 26, 2021
There’s a couple of mysteries about the game, but the new trailer serves to clear up at least some of them, as well as teasing the game’s basic plot. Recurring villain, Doctor Nefarious, transports our heroes to another dimension – one where he always wins. Separated (Or ripped apart, to use the punny title), the two heroes must work to reunite and take down Emperor Nefarious, as he’s known in this dimension, before he destroys all organic life across the multiverse.
Thankfully, they have a powerful new ally to help them in their quest – Rivet, a female lombax who appears to be this new dimension’s equivalent of Ratchet. We already knew from previous trailers that Rivet will team up with Clank but the new trailer showcases off her extensive gameplay sections, showing some of the most intricate platforming the series has seen so far.
We don’t know at this point how much of the game will have Rivet as a controllable character, or how her levels will differ from Ratchet’s, but it does raise an interesting question – if Rivet is another dimension’s version of Ratchet, has she been separated from her dimension’s version of Clank? Could some (or even most of) the previously shown footage of Ratchet and Clank exploring the multiverse together be a The Last of Us: Part 2 style fake out? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter, or on Facebook.