Into The Nexus squeaks out just ahead of the PS4.

Ratchet and Clank: Into The Nexus will hit store shelves November 12, Sony announced today via the PlayStation Blog. Into The Nexus, a PS3-exclusive, is the last game in the series’ “future” story arc, which spans Tools of Destruction, Quest For Booty, and A Crack in Time. The game will be shorter than what Ratchet and Clank fans may be used to, but will sport a $29.99 price tag to match.

According to the post from Insomniac community manager James Stevenson, making a shorter game allowed the team to tell a different kind of Ratchet and Clank story:

“The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title.” wrote Stevenson. “All of us love the Ratchet universe – and after 12 years developing the series, it feels like a very close friend. We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right. It’s a very polished self-contained return to the Ratchet adventures of yore.”

Of course, it wouldn’t be a release date announcement without pre-order bonuses. Players who put money down at certain retailers get the Pyronox Armor. Pre-ordering through Amazon will net players a set of Ratchet and Clank-themed PlayStation Home content.

Source: PlayStation Blog

UPDATE: James Stevenson is the community manager for Insomniac Games, not Naughty Dog.

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