Y'know, co-op never seemed like the natural direction for the Ratchet & Clank series so we were sceptical when All 4 One was announced.

But the more we see of it, the more impressed we get. Insomniac's chaotic four-player take on the comical platformer series looks like straight-up good fun. There's very little pretense to the action.

Being a Ratchet & Clank game, there are tons of weapons and gadgets to unlock. Some of these weapons will gain additional abilities if everyone in the team uses them at the same time. So Insomniac's bringing team-play dynamics to traditional R&C mechanics. Additionally, each character will have upgradable special abilities of their own. For example, Ratchet will be able to create a decoy version of himself that will draw enemy fire. Sounds great.

We're pretty optimistic about this. There's more information over on the PlayStation Blog.