To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ratchet and Clank, five games from the series will be joining the PlayStation Plus Premium catalogue starting on November 15.
Debuting in 2002 with the simply called ‘Ratchet and Clank’ on PS2, the series now spans over 16 games, featuring a large roster of characters such as Talwyn, Dr Nefarious, Captain Qwark, plus the unmistakeable Rivet, Ratchet, and Clank.
Fans of the games wanting to go back down memory lane are in for a treat. Early next week, PS Plus Premium members will be able to play:
- Ratchet and Clank (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
And if you just can’t contain your excitement until the 15th, you can already play any of the following:
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault (PS3)
- Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)
The keen-eyed among you have probably noticed that both these lists are missing Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (PS5). Unfortunately, that’s how it goes with new releases sometimes. However, as a consolation prize, we are getting Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’s Armor Pack to celebrate the 20 years, which will be available via a game update at no extra cost and includes the following five armours inspired by franchise history:
- Commando Armor inspired by Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
- Holoflux Armor inspired by Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Quest Armor inspired by Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty
- Marauder Armor inspired by Ratchet: Deadlocked
- Clank Armor to celebrate the greatest of pals
Plenty to get stuck into, but if you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge, check out Nioh 2 which was introduced with November’s PS Plus games.
“20 years is a lot of time for designing weapons, upgrading them, and testing out new ones. Blasters, canons, melee weapons, deployables, blades, Morph-o-Rays, rocket launchers, wrenches, hammers,…. There’s a weapon for everyone and we’re always eager to see where our community’s favorites stack up!” said Aaron Jason Espinoza, senior community manager at Insomniac Games.
The developer also shared some sweet concept art for the games that you can find below. You can see some character models, map paintings, and many gun blueprints that contribute to the cute-yet-lethal art style.