Following on from the release of some brand new screens earlier today, Sony and Insomniac have now revealed some new details regarding the game.
Yesterday the studio presented a new demo to an audience of US and European journalists. In the new level shown, set in the Terawatt Forest on Planet Magnus, the plants and animals here are mutated thanks to the presence of a strange meteor and players will also have to look out for Dr. Croid’s giant Guardian robots that patrol the area (as seen in the video below).
Insomniac also explain how the weapons have a co-op function to them, while players will also be given a bolt multiplier for co-op kills and also rewarded for specializing, meaning more powerful weapons. In addition to the weapons, Insomniac also mention how there’s an “I” in team, as although you’ll have to help each other out in co-op, at the same time, the winner will earn the best rewards and get the first chance to buy the newest weapons in the game.
Finally it was also revealed for the first time each of characters will have a special gadget that only they can use.
“These gadgets are special, powerful, and can turn the tide of a battle. For instance, Ratchet can use his Doppelbanger ability to create a decoy that draws enemy fire – but it’ll also upgrade over time into a powerful Turret. Clank, meanwhile, has a Time Bomb that highlights his Zoni heritage and also allows him to slow a fast enemy or extend the amount of time the team has to revive a fallen comrade.”
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is on course for a 2011 release and can be played by one to four players, with drop-in, drop-out co-op.
Source: PS Blog.