Ratchet & Clank Add Tower Defense to Their Full Frontal Assault Arsenal

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Never shy about introducing new wrinkles to the established Ratchet & Clank formula with each installment, Insomniac Games is taking another bold step forward with the next game, Full Frontal Assault, due out this fall as a PlayStation Network digital download for PS3.

The new twist this time, as showcased in the first in-game screenshots displayed on this page, is the addition of a tower defense element. Don’t worry, the same action-packed R&C gameplay, innovative weapons, and upgrades and unlockables galore you know and love from the past are still front and center, only now there is almost a Starhawk-like layer of strategy to building and defending a base.

You’ll be able to play by yourself or go at it with a partner, locally or online, with your choice of character between Ratchet, Clank, or Captain Qwark. There will also be another online mode of some kind, but Insomniac isn’t revealing those details quite yet.

A game like Sanctum on PC has proven that first-person shooting and tower defense can coexist in harmony, so why not third-person shooting? I think this is a great pairing with the wacky Ratchet & Clank brand of weapon-based platform shoot-’em-up action. Color me intrigued.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Adds a Tower-Defense Twist [PlayStation.Blog]

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