Insomniac Games has just announced Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, a brand new adventure in the critically acclaimed landmark franchise that’s slated for a release later this year exclusively for PS3.

Into the Nexus Insomniac Games announces Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

When worlds collide, heroes return…

The unveiling comes after Insomniac’s teasing hint issued on their official Google Plus page, and it’s interesting to see the studio return to their flagship series after a brief stint into the third-person shooter realm with their most recent release, FUSE.

Along with the official announcement, Insomniac has launched a brief two-minute reveal trailer for Into the Nexus that showcases in-game footage for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank title. Based on the trailer, Insomniac has returned to their roots by expanding upon the franchise’s distinct and authentic 3-D platformer action, with a ton of new weaponry and that quirky style that’s defined the series since its inception.

Additionally Insomniac has issued the following description for Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus:

“Ratchet and Clank are back! The beloved duo return with an original single-player epilogue to the acclaimed Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. Ratchet & Clank®: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored.

Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the acclaimed series.

After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center.

After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.”

We can expect more updates in the next coming months, including screenshots, trailers and maybe even a demo on the PlayStation Network. It will certainly be interesting to see how Insomniac makes this Ratchet & Clank title stand out from the other releases in the series while keeping those traditional elements–but one thing’s for sure: it’s going to be one exciting ride.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is slated for a release in Holiday 2013 for PlayStation 3. For more information please visit the game’s official website.