SCEA has announced October 18, 2011 as the North American release date for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, the next action-adventure title in the critically acclaimed series, exclusively for the PS3. In addition, they also unveiled the official box art, complete with all four heroes. For those of you that haven’t played any of the Ratchet & Clank games let me just say that you don’t know what you are missing. Insomniac is behind this game and they are the same people behind the Resistance franchise and they put the same depth and attention to detail into Ratchet & Clank games.
They also announced some pre-order incentives with GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.com, which includes the following free unlockable items exclusive to each respective retailer:
Mr. Zurkon (GameStop): Asmall, 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.
T-Rex Morph Mod (Amazon): 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.
Pyro Blaster Unlock (Best Buy): Fry your enemies up with this Kerchu-engineered flamethrower that offers your enemies two choices: regular or extra crispy!
Sheepinator Mod (Wal-Mart): The classic version of everyone’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.
Representing a franchise first, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One introduces on and offline four player co-operative gameplay, allowing players to team up as Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Dr. Nefarious. Helping our heroes (and the Galaxy’s most notorious villain) take on their biggest challenge yet, players will be immersed in a mysterious world with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons at their disposal.
Check the official PlayStation Blog for full details.