Ratchet & Clank looks so good in film form that it's hard to believe that it's taken this long for Sony to bring the platforming icons to the silver screen. This brand new trailer for the franchise's forthcoming flick has all of the ingredients that it needs to succeed: skittish jump cuts, on-the-nose gags, and a Galantis track. Alright, the narrator may sound like he's done the voice over for a million similar movies before, but this could be big.

Perhaps the best news for fans of the franchise is that it doesn't seem like it's straying too far from the source material. Alright, we see Ratchet seemingly sold on Captain Qwark's crap, and there's a brief glimpse of Doctor Nefarious, too – both tweaks to the story upon which this is based – but the smarmy sense of humour seems very similar to the main games. Considering that this series has been a little off the boil since A Crack in Time, this could be just what it needs to bring it back around.

The new game's bloody brilliant as well. Both are due out in April next year.

[source youtube.com]