The continuation of Insomniac Games' popular Ratchet & Clank franchise, A Crack In Time is the third entry into the series on Playstation 3 and follows on from the plot-line served up in Tools Of Destruction and Quest For Booty.
We take a look at some of the things you can expect from the 2009 sequel of everyone's favourite duo.
- Plot. A Crack In Time continues directly from the story-arc that was dropped off in Quest For Booty and follows Ratchet's search for Clank after he was swept away by the mysterious Zoni at the end of Tools Of Destruction. Ratchet discovers that Clank's kidnap is part of a plan by Doctor Nefarious, the main antagonist from Up Your Arsenal, and quickly develops a plan to rescue him. Another Lombax, Alister Azimuth, will play a large role in the plot.
- Gameplay. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time will feature some new gameplay mechanics unseen in previous Ratchet & Clank adventures. Ratchet's hoverboots are a new addition allowing him to traverse environments at a much greater speed. There is also a wide range of new weaponry planned for the game. In a nod towards the game's title, Clank will also be able to manipulate time to complete puzzles.
- Release. A Crack In Time is currently scheduled to release in November of this year as part of Sony's exclusive holiday lineup. The game is being bundled with a range of pre-order bonus incentives that Insomniac state will be available to everyone eventually.