It looks the the teaser images put out by Sony and Insomniac Games has come to fruition with the leaked announcement of Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. The leaked announcement was posted on Insomniac Games website, but the company has since pulled the images and game description.
The game will be an epilogue to Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time, according to the page. It will be a “story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored.” The page didn’t list any platforms, but since Sony owns the IP, we could speculate that it will be a PS4 exclusive. Sony did state that they have a ton of more exclusives lined up, and this could easily be one of them.
The page includes additional details about the story:
After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.
A return to the Future – Series protagonists, Ratchet and Clank, return along with Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr in a brand-new, story-driven single-player adventure.
Even more crazy weapons and gadgets for your arsenal – Arm yourself with a variety of exotic new weapons and gadgets, including the Winterizer and Nether Blades.
Clank strikes back – All-new gameplay offers inter-dimensional challenges where Clank can alter gravity, manipulate objects and solve mind-bending platforming puzzles.
Discover new worlds… and the dangers of space – Traverse through the zero-gravity of space and explore a mysterious sector filled with new planets to explore along with hidden dangers and dark secrets yet to be uncovered.