Pre-ordering Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One at specific retailers will ensure you can turn enemies into sheep or baby dinosaurs from the get-go.

Insomniac Games has revealed the official release date for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One as October 18. Additionally, depending on where customers pre-order, they’ll be able to unlock a powerful weapon at the very beginning of the game.

Amazon pre-orders get the T-Rex Morph Weapon Mod that transforms enemies into baby dinosaurs. Best Buy features a Kerchu-engineered Flamethrower. Fan-favorite Mr. Zurkon, a hovering robot that insults enemies as he blasts them, can be found at GameStop. Finally, Walmart was blessed with the classic Sheepinator Morph Weapon Mod, which turns enemies into sheep.

Just to clarify, Insomniac has apparently not divvied these weapons up as retailer-exclusives. If it did, that’d be totally wrong and awful. Instead, the bonuses are painted as “early unlocks,” so players that don’t pre-order from Walmart can still presumably unlock the Sheepinator later in the game. Phew.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One slightly changes the formula of the series by allowing up to four players to join each other in drop-in drop-out online or offline co-op. Players take on the roles of Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, or the nefarious Dr. Nefarious. The quartet are caught in a mysterious machine thanks to one of Nefarious’ backfired plots and forced to work together to escape.

Again, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One will be available for the PlayStation 3 on October 18 in North America. I’d go for the dinosaur gun, myself.

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