Akimbot isn’t related to Ratchet & Clank in any way, but we don’t think it could look more like Insomniac’s series if it tried. Due out later this year on PS5, the Plaion-published platformer sees you assume control of a robot named Exe and his sidekick Shipset – is any of this sounding familiar yet? The gameplay, which focuses on third-person shooting in a sci-fi environment, looks practically indistinguishable to the aforementioned Lombax’s escapades.

Unsurprisingly, you’ll be upgrading your weapons as you progress – an underlying staple of the Ratchet & Clank franchise. One feature which appears poised to set this outing apart is the fact that you’ll also be able to commandeer vehicles, which is generally less common in Insomniac’s titles. Nevertheless, there’s no denying the similarities here, and you’ll be able to experience them for yourself when the title launches later this year.

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