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Ratchet & Clank (PS4) gets European release date, box art, and details

The Ratchet & Clank PS4 Reboot finally gets some love as Insomniac Games' community lead drops some details.

Everybody's favorite Lombax/Robot duo is finally getting some attention! After a small announcement sometime last year, Insomniac Games is finally dropping some details on their reboot-ish Ratchet & Clank title. 

Yesterday (January 11), the community lead for Insomniac Games, James Stevenson, posted on the PlayStation Blog.

"Hey Ratchet & Clank fans, today we’re thrilled to announce that you’ll be able to pre-order Ratchet & Clank from… right this very moment, ahead of its launch on 15th April in France, and 20th April everywhere else in the PAL region."

The North American release date was announced last year to be April 12th, 2016.

In his blog post, James also reveals the official box art for the game and a "packshot" of images straight from the artists of the game (all of which can be found littered throughout this article).

Also included in the blog post is a description of the story players will be seeing in the reboot. 

"The first installment of Ratchet & Clank for PS4 will tell a new version of the origin story many of you will remember. It features modern Ratchet & Clank controls, new planets, new and improved gameplay, all-new boss fights, new flight sequences and much, much more.

James continues saying that the new game will "coincide" with the upcoming major motion picture, and that the story will be told through the eyes of lovable, wacky Captain Qwark. Therefore there will be a different, "more Qwarktastic" twist on the events the player witnesses. 

Apart from this final image revealing that the fan-favorite "Groovitron" will be returning, that's all the Ratchet & Clank info available at the present time. 

The PS4 reboot is currently available for pre-order.

Published Jan. 12th 2016

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