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Ratchet & Clank’s new Lombax hero is Rivet, see her in action

Insomniac Games shows off Rivet & Clank’s first gameplay

Insomniac Games offered up new details on its upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, including the name of the game’s new Lombax character — it’s Rivet — and a first look at her in action. You can see Rivet and Clank (and Ratchet too!) in action in the gameplay trailer above.

Rivet hails from an alternate dimension where series antagonist Dr. Nefarious is not only successful in his evil schemes, he’s apparently attained the title of “emperor.” Rivet looks a lot like Ratchet in action, but has a few tricks of her own. She also looks like she’s borrowed some of Peter Parker and Miles Morales’ swinging tech from Insomniac’s Spider-Man games.

Insomniac also revealed the composer behind the game’s music: Mark Mothersbaugh, who contributed music to the early Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter games (with Josh Mancell) through his production company Mutato Muzika, and has scored dozens of major motion pictures, will handle Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s score. Mothersbaugh’s band Devo also appears in the game’s trailer, with “Uncontrollable Urge.”

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be released June 11 for PlayStation 5.

Update: Added additional clarity about Mark Mothersbaugh’s role in the music of Naughty Dog’s early PlayStation games.

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