After ten years of providing entertainment to gamers the Ratchet & Clank series doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon as evident by the latest entry, R&C: Full Frontal Assault. After being announced earlier this year, the newest R&C adventure has somewhat gone under the radar aside from a short closed multiplayer beta that went on earlier this year. Even though the marketing and hype may not be in full blitz mode, the dynamic duo of Ratchet & Clank are once again poised to arrive on the PlayStation 3.
Today Sony announced that the tenth, yes it’s actually the tenth, installment of the R&C series will debut on November 27 in both a digital and disc based release. The arrival of Full Frontal Assault marks the fourth time a R&C game has appeared on the PS3, but it also marks the first time the series is making an appearance on the PlayStation Vita. In case you missed the news early this year, Full Frontal Assault will also be on Sony’s new handheld and yes, it’s a cross-buy title.
The goodness doesn’t stop there as Sony also revealed that Full Frontal Assault will be available for the low price of $19.99. Sony isn’t throwing R&C under the bus as the game falls under the same umbrellas as R&C: Quest for Booty - it’s a shorter but nonetheless still fun experience.
Even if the core single-player adventure is on the short side, the replay factor may be infinite since the game is outfitted with a new multiplayer mode. With elements reminiscent of tower defense games, R&C will now have a bit of strategy as gamers need to take over control points and select the right units to send into combat all while they zip around blowing stuff up.
The heavy multiplayer leanings of the new R&C game may sound alarming, but based on what I played of the closed beta it’s actually pretty cool. I don’t know if Insomniac has a true winner on their hands, but the multiplayer component of Full Frontal Assault was far from being a terrible mistake in my eyes.
Where Full Frontal Assault will stand when compared to the other R&C games won’t be known until the end of November, but I think in the end it’ll be an enjoyable title; at least that’s what I’m hoping for.