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Watch 80 minutes of Ratchet & Clank on PS4, including hoverboard races and ship combat

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A look at three planets and a bunch of wacky weapons

We're about a month out from the release of Ratchet & Clank, the PlayStation 4 reimagining of the first game in Insomniac's long-running shooter-platformer hybrid series. We were recently able to play through multiple planets in the new game showcasing a wide variety of gameplay.

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The video above features 80 minutes of our playthrough, including a look at treks through the planets of Aridia, Rilgar and Kerwan. In addition to the eccentric weapons and light platforming puzzles the series is known for, you can also get a taste of some of the variety Ratchet & Clank will use to mix things up.

On one planet, we enter a hoverboard race, hitting boost pads and performing tricks as we jump through the air and try to take first place. On another, we fly to a new area only to discover it's under siege by enemy warships. Ratchet joins in the battle in his own tiny spaceship, leading to an epic dogfight.

Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation 4 will be released on April 12. A film based on the series will follow soon after, hitting theaters on April 26.