Ratchet & Clank is Looking More Pixar-like Than Ever on PlayStation 4

Ever since Ratchet & Clank came out, the series has drawn comparisons to Pixar animated movies. The comparisons have always been a bit exaggerated, but thanks to continued advancements in technology the upcoming PlayStation 4 Ratchet & Clank — the game based on the animated movie which retells the story of the first game — really does look like it’ll be as close as a video game has come to delivering Pixar caliber animation and visual fidelity in playable form.

More importantly, the game isn’t just another spit-polished HD remaster. Ratchet & Clank on PS4 takes the spirit of the 2002 PS2 game and builds on the original elements with “modern controls, several new planets, new and updated gameplay segments, all-new Clank gameplay, all new boss fights, new flight sequences, and more.”

And don’t forget both new and returning, fan-favorite tools of destruction. Ratchet’s arsenal is going to be far more deadly than it was over a decade ago. One of the all-new weapons that has been revealed is the Pixelizer, a gun that transforms enemies into mounds of 8-bit pixels that explode into tiny voxel cubes when hit with a follow up wrench smash. Sweet!

Ratchet & Clank makes its debut on PS4 in spring 2016, timed up with the theatrical release of the animated film on April 29th.

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Source: Ratchet & Clank on PS4: Where Past and Future Meet [PlayStation.Blog]

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