Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus release date revealed, no PS Vita version 'at this time'

Insomniac Games has confirmed that Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will be released in Europe on November 13.

The buddy combat-platform romp pulls the curtains down on the ‘Future’ series, which began with the PlayStation 3-exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. Quest for Booty and A Crack In Time soon followed.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog today, Insomniac’s Community Managing, James Stevenson, commented, “Some of you have asked us why we made a shorter Ratchet game.

“The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title. All of us love the Ratchet universe - and after 12 years developing the series, it feels like a very close friend.

“We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right. It's a very polished self-contained return to the Ratchet adventures of yore. It's impactful, too; filled with planet-hopping, guns blazing, joke-cracking Ratchet & Clank, and events happen here that will change Ratchet forever. Think of it as a small epic,” he added.

Pre-ordering the title at participating retailers will net you Ratchet’s Pyronox Armour, which reduces damage by five per cent.

Yesterday it emerged that a PlayStation Vita and mobile version of Into the Nexus was seemingly in the works following a listing for the game on the ESRB’s official website.

However, in response to the possibility of a PS Vita release, Stevenson told fans, "We haven't announced a Vita version at this time. We would love for there to be one but only if it's the quality our fans expect and deserve."

Stay tuned to PSU.com for more details.

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