Ending the recent speculation over teaser images posted on Twitter this week, Sony and Insomniac have officially announced Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for the PS3! After experimenting with introducing new gameplay styles in All 4 One and  Q-Force/Full Frontal Assault, the titles generally recieved a lukewarm reception from some of the more ‘hardcore’ fans of the series. Luckily, Into the Nexus returns to the original format of the Ratchet & Clank “Future” titles and continues Ratchet’s personal story from the last main title, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Into the Nexus promises to bring new weapons to the series as well as featuring zero gravity and gravity manipulation as game play elements. Thankfully, eager Ratchet and Clank fans won’t have to wait too long to experience their latest adventure as Into the Nexus will be available at the end of the year at retail and on PSN.

Also of note, this seems like it could be the first Ratchet and Clank game without an innuenndo or pun as the subtitle. Perhaps the series may be taking a more serious turn?…

via PlayStation Blog