Ratchet & Clank fans got some very big news on Monday. The developers of the new PS4 Ratchet & Clank game, Insomniac posted on the PlayStation Blog that the game will be available in most parts of the world starting on April 20. That might be a bit later than some people were hoping for, but it’s likely earlier than most thought. February is the big release month for this time of year and it was rather obvious the game wasn’t going to be hitting store shelves quite that early.
The next big time of year for AAA games’ release date is right around the Holiday shopping season. So those who have been anxiously awaiting this game should take heart in the fact that they won’t be waiting for nine more months. This remake of the original series, which is also supposed to be tied into the upcoming movie will be a kind of re-imagining of the much loved series in some regards. Insomniac Games has said that there will be some well know and well loved weapons, characters and maps in the this new version but there will also be plenty of new locations, weapons and enemies.
In addition to the official release date, the developers and Sony also revealed the official box art for the game. This reveal isn’t showing off anything real new but it does seem to help in making us all believe the game really is just a few months away. The new Ratchet & Clank, which will be exclusive to the PS4 will officially launch on April 20.