Insomniac Games has revealed some new details about its upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (or Ratchet & Clank: QForce, as it’s known in Europe), including a new video, some fresh screenshots, and the first pieces of information about the multiplayer mode that’s included in the game.
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault returns to the classic formula of the series but manages to introduce a wide array of all-new mechanics, including an intriguing tower defense one, where players must protect certain locations in front of the enemy.
Now, Insomniac has started detailing the multiplayer mode that’s included in Full Frontal Assault/QForce, confirming that it’s actually a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) experience.
“The further we got into development, the more we felt like we just had to add a player vs. player mode. We’re big fans of the multiplayer modes in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Ratchet: Deadlocked and got excited about the opportunity to bring back competitive play to the franchise. The result of our efforts is an intense, strategic and “Ratchet-y” experience that combines classic Ratchet & Clank mechanics with MOBA-style head-to-head action,” the studio said.
According to the studio, an online match will be comprised of three stages, ranging from setting up defenses to actually fighting against the other player.
“The QForce competitive mode will support two to four players and feature ranked and custom games. A match will consist of rounds that are divided into phases. First, there’s a Recon phase where you’ll capture nodes in the battlefield. Then, in the Squad phase, you’ll build your base defenses and minion squads. Finally, it’s time to get nasty. In the Assault phase you’ll annihilate your opponent by attacking their base. The game ends when one side has destroyed all the generators in the opponent’s base.”
In order to show off more of the game, Insomniac Games also released a series of screenshots and a video, which you can enjoy below.
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault/QForce is out later this year on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.