Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is simply over two weeks away from launch. Zurkon Jr. has been holding an Almost Launch Party and has up to now hosted two trailers that includes completely different facets of the sport. The third and final trailer he’ll be internet hosting contains a story overview. In the meantime, Variety additionally spoke to Insomniac about Ratchet’s parallel Lombax character, Rivet.

Following on from his tackle weapons and traversal, in addition to planets and exploration, Zurkon Jr. offers his personal distinctive tackle the sport’s story. Dr. Nefarious has taken management of the Dimensionator, transporting Ratchet and Clank to an alternate, darker dimension the place they turn into separated. Whereas they all the time beat him of their regular dimension, Nefarious all the time wins on this new dimension. As the duo tries to unravel this downside, they’ll discover Ratchet’s inter-dimensional Lombax counterpart Rivet, a brand new empire, robots of all sizes and shapes, and a sheep.

The feminine Lombax is actually a greater resolution to characters in an alternate dimension than the group’s authentic thought of getting two Ratchets. According to Creative Director Marcus Smith that concept was scrapped after it grew to become “a cheap soap opera where somebody’s got an eye patch and you know that one’s evil.” The different was a brand new character however one which held the identical beliefs as Ratchet. While we’d already seen Rivet within the sport’s announcement trailer, we didn’t know who she was till last month’s State of Play presentation.

Rivet is Ratchet’s counterpart, however she remains to be “an entirely new character with her own distinct personality and a lot of history in this unusual dimension” in response to Lead Writer Lauren Mee. After all, she’s been combating Nefarious for years, though he’s often called Emperor Nefarious in her dimension, and it was throughout one such battle she misplaced her arm. She doesn’t have a sidekick like Clank and he or she isn’t probably the most social of characters, but she undoubtedly isn’t shy. Rivet is voiced by Jennifer Hale, identified for her prolific online game performing profession voicing characters reminiscent of the feminine Commander Shepard in Mass Effect and Sarah Palmer within the Halo franchise.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will probably be launched completely on PS5 on June 11. Those who pre-order the sport throughout the subsequent couple of weeks will obtain the Carbonox armor and Pixelizer weapon, each unlocked instantly. Other gamers must earn them over time in-game.

[Source: PlayStation Blog, Variety]