The real reason most of us play Ratchet & Clank games is for the weapons. Sure, Insomniac Games does awesome things with story and gameplay as well, but Ratchet’s diverse and oftentimes bizarre arsenal is the beating heart of that series. The latest collection of gameplay videos for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a testament to that fact, with today bringing the first of four looks at the game running through the new toys you’ll be playing with when it launches on October 18.
You get to see four of the co-op action game’s new weapons doing their thing. The Combuster is a pistol-sized(-ish) ray gun-looking thing that fires bright-yellow balls of death at a reasonably fast rate. After that is the Darkstar Fission Tether, which looks like some sort of electricity-based weapon that can be used by co-op players to create a sort of energy carpet that takes out any enemies you can trap inside it. The Warmonger is gratuitous defined, a chaingun-like delivery system for salvos of rockets. And finally, the Thundersmack… well… it pretty much lives up to its name. You smack your enemies. With thunder.
The video was posted today on the PlayStation Blog. There are three more coming soon too, so keep watching!