The PlayStation 3 has offered a strong 2011 lineup of exclusive titles thus far, and that trend will continue throughout the rest of this year.Â Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One had been confirmed to be launching at some point later this year, but nobody really knew when it may land. Luckily, Insomniac Games and Sony have revealed the date that PS3 owners will finally be able to get in on the 4-player co-op action found in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
The long-anticipated Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One will be releasing in North America on October 18th, followed by the UK on October 19th, exclusively on the PlayStation 3. That’s not all that Insomniac revealed about the latest Ratchet & Clank title however, as they also showcased the final box art for the game and announced all of the pre-order bonuses that will be available. The bonuses vary depending on which location the game is reserved at, but all-in-all they are all pretty cool.
The pre-order items â€“ in all of their ridiculously unrealistic glory â€“ have been demoed in a new trailer for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One that has been posted on the official PlayStation blog. Check out a trailer demonstrating the pre-order exclusives in action (as well as a description of each of the bonuses) after the jump.
- “Turning enemies into farmyard animals not your style? Want a more prehistoric take on the Morph-O-Ray? Use this T-Rex Morph Weapon Mod to transform your enemies from dangerous threats into a baby dinosaur with this pre order from Amazon.”
- “Fry your enemies up with this Kerchu-engineered flamethrower that offers your enemies two choices: regular or extra crispy in this pre order item available through Best Buy.”
- “A Ratchet & Clank fan favorite, the hovering synthenoid Mr. Zurkon aids your team in battle by attacking enemies with his mounted laser while insulting and taunting them with his comedy-insult logic processor. You can pre order him today at GameStop.”
- “And finally, the classic version of everyoneâ€™s favorite Ratchet & Clank weapon is back! Unlock the Sheepinator Morph Weapon Mod to transform even the fiercest aliens in the galaxy into harmless sheep with this pre order item available starting next week at Walmart.com.”
If you paid close attention to the pre-order info during the trailer then you probably realized that each item is an exclusive early unlock, so it would seem that all of the weapons come in-game already. That also means there’s no need to panic over which pre-order item to get, because they will all become available during your play-through of All 4 One.
Insomniac and Sony took the liberty of releasing pictures of each of the weapons and revealed the final cover for Ratchet & Clank: All for One, and we’ve included them in the gallery below.
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is certainly looking to be a great game to play with friends, and I for one can’t wait to see what other awesome weapons the developers at Insomniac Games will put in this game. Whatever they decide to go with will surely be something equally as crazy (if not more so) as all of the pre-order bonus weapons.
Stay tuned to Game Rant for more information on Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One as E3 2011 approaches and it nears its October 18th release date here in North America.
Do you plan on pre-ordering the latest Ratchet & Clank? If so, then which store will be securing your hard earned cash?
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