Ratchet & Clank Come to Mobile in ‘Before the Nexus’

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Ratchet & Clank: Into Nexus recently came out for the PS3, and now you can get in on the fun on your mobile devices too. Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus is an infinite runner that’s out now for iOS and Android!

The mobile game ties in with the PS3′s Into Nexus if you log into your PSN account. Any raritanium collected in Before the Nexus can be spent on weapon upgrades for Into the Nexus once you’ve made the sync. This kind of tie-in bonus gaming has been around in some form since the Dreamcast‘s VMUs, but it’s experiencing a heyday in the age of smartphones.

It seems tie-in mobile games are all the rage these days, with several major console releases sporting a mobile component. PS4 platformer, The Knack , recently came out with its own puzzler and Sonic Dash ties into Wii U title, Sonic: The Lost World. Infinite runners lend themselves to mobile’s simplistic, casual gameplay style and (of course) the free-to-play pricing model. So it’s no surprise that this new Ratchet title takes this form.

The game is pretty fun though, and it looks great. Several villains and characters from the series make an appearance and Ratchet’s signature gunplay is worked into the game style. Also, the bonuses you’ll get in the PS3 title make this a choice time-waster when you’re on the bus.

Insomniac games announced the new mobile title on the Playstation  Blog last month and it’s finally out. You can grab Ratchet & Clank Before the Nexus for Android devices on the Google Play Store, and at iTunes for iPhone and iPad. For more information, check out Insomniac’s announcement below!

New Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Trailer Unveiled, Before the Nexus App Detailed
+ Posted by James Stevenson // Community Lead, Insomniac Games
Hey everyone,
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is coming your way in just a short couple of weeks. The game is an epilogue to the Future series, and is available on the PS Store for a price of $29.99 on November 12th. It’ll also be available on a blu-ray disc at retail.
Ratchet is always known for great weapons. To give you a sampling of some of the new and fan-favorite weapons in Into the Nexus, we put together this video showcasing them. You can select which weapons you want to check out from this “youtube weapon wheel” and then see Ratchet using them in Into the Nexus’ Arena level.

In the video, you’ll get to see Mr. Zurkon, who upgrades to bring along his family members (who also have all their own dialog). The Classic Ratchet & Clank morph weapon returns as the Winterzier, a weapon that spreads holiday cheer with holiday music and presents, turning enemies into snowmen that vary by enemy. The game’s “spooky” theme plays out with three weapons in the video, including the Nether Beast, Nether Blades, and Nightmare Box – which throws out a creepy device to scare your enemies.
Here’s some info on Before the Nexus, the mobile app that syncs up with Into the Nexus, from Senior Producer Greg Philips:
Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus brings the excitement of infinite running to R&C. You can hop between grindrails while avoiding hazards to collect bolts which can be used to upgrade your weapons and armor. Better yet, you can score Raritanium which you can sync with your PlayStation Network account and use to upgrade your weapons in the PS3 game, Into the Nexus.
Here are some screenshots from the app.
Ratchet & Clank: Before the NexusRatchet & Clank: Before the Nexus
We’re also planning a PlayStation Livestream in the coming weeks to give you a chance to check out the game, and have your questions answered by Creative Director Brian Allgeier. Stay tuned for news on that soon.
That’s all for now; we look forward to you checking out Into the Nexus soon!

[Via: Playstation Blog]

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