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Ratchet & Clank has been one of the most consistently solid franchises for Sony's consoles, so fans of action/platformers have plenty to look forward to on October 20th. A Crack In Time will be the franchise's second retail release on the Playstation 3, and we've seen nothing but great things from it based on our early experience with the game. Here's an exclusive look at the characters of Ratchet's upcoming adventure.
RatchetOnce thought to be the universe’s last remaining Lombax, Ratchet has never known much about his true origins. His only family and confidant is Clank, a small robot who has remained by his side through countless adventures across the universe. When he disappeared, Ratchet embarked on a desperate mission to save his best friend.
ClankAssembled at a Blaargian robot factory and imbibed with the Zoni life force, Clank has served as Ratchet’s moral and logical compass for several years. Proving that great things can come from the tiniest of heroes, Clank has stood by Ratchet’s side during countless fights against the forces of evil.
General Alister AzimuthThis once-revered Lombax general was a close friend of Ratchet’s father, and has been searching for the Great Clock since his kind disappeared years ago. Little is known about his past, but his desire to save the Lombaxes and ability to cause trouble for Dr. Nefarious make him one of Ratchet’s greatest allies.
Dr. NefariousA villain whose evil nature is matched only by his ego, Dr. Nefarious is easily the universe’s most dangerous supervillain. When his plan to destroy all organic life failed due to the heroics of Ratchet & Clank, he and his sidekick Lawrence were banished to the furthest reaches of space with only an asteroid to call home. Now fueled by anger, Dr. Nefarious sets his sights on The Great Clock, leaving the terrifying question: What would a maniacal mastermind do with the power to control time itself?
OrvusThe leader of a race of beings known as Zoni, this brilliant architect created The Great Clock to save the universe from the brink of destruction. Realizing that the clock would require help to keep the machinery running, he created two caretakers who would one day inherit his gift. Unfortunately, only one of them would ever get the chance to meet him.
SigmundOfficially known as Sigma 0426A, Sigmund was also created by the Zoni in order to help run the Great Clock. What this Junior Caretaker lacks in confidence he makes up for with pure heart, and no one knows the inner workings of the clock more than he does.
Lord VorselonFlint Vorselon was a brutal and feared Terraklon assassin before losing his body in a war against the Drophyds of planet Zaurik. After acquiring a mechanical suit to replace his lost limbs, he reinvented himself as Lord Vorselon and became the Breegus System’s most notorious mercenary.
Great article! Does the game answer how Dr. Neferious gets off the asteroid?
Well, I guess we will find out.
Cool, can't wait for this game's realease.
Quark will be the greatest character ever!
Can't wait for this games release.
I think you guys mean October 27, not 20.
GhostKing, some places are still listing it as the 20th, some are saying 27th. GameStop currently has it listed as the 20th.
I've never played the series, but I do want to check it out; sounds fun. The character designs look cool and unique.
Hm, I've never played a Ratchet and Clank game before, but this one is looking really good. Maybe I'll grab the old ones used to see what they're like. Of course, that would put my unfinished game pile through the roof. I never have enough time to game...
I have played every console Ratchet and Clank except Deadlocked since their release. They are always hilarious, action packed, and have a good story. Cant wait for this one. Looks amazing. And they brought Nefarious back which is amazing.
This is by far my favorite series, I can't wait to play this.
This is so cool! I cannot wait for this game! I'm happy I have a PS3...
I hope it does come out on the 20th, I really can't wait to play this game!!!
Ratchet and Clank games never fall short of a good game. I have yet to play one that sucked...Deadlocked was the low point, but a great game non-the-less.
I love the Ratchet & Clank games and this one looks to be the best! I can't wait!
Wooo, I am so excited for A Crack in Time. Tools of Destruction was my first Ratchet and Clank game and I loved it. Thanks for the great character backgrounds, especially since I don't know some of the old ones like Dr. Nefarious.
I love this game!
Can't wait for this game. Trophy support has me excited more than ever. Now just waiting on the next Jak & Daxter as well as a new Sly Cooper...
Awesome! The game looks fun. Cant wait for it to release.