It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen any footage from Ratchet & Clank, with our last glimpse coming with the second trailer released way back in October. Now that we’re getting closer and closer to the April 29 release, Playstation Nation has unveiled two new TV spots, which showcases the transforming powers of a weapon known as ‘The Sheepinator.’ As you might have guessed, this crazy ray gun turns its targets into sheep. We’re not quite sure how exactly that’s useful, but The Sheepinator was a popular weapon used in the Playstation video game series this animated movie is based on.
The story centers on the title characters, Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor) and Clank (David Kaye), two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek (Paul Giamatti) from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy.
Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity. The voice cast is rounded out by Bella Thorne as Cora, John Goodman as Grimroth, Rosario Dawson as Elaris, Jim Ward as Captain Qwark, Armin Shimerman as Dr. Nefarious and Sylvester Stallone as Victor Von Ion. The video game adaptation has been set for release on April 29, 2016, where it will go up against EuropaCorp’s Nine Lives and Paramount’s Same Kind of Different as Me.
The animated movie will face even stiffer competition in the following weekend, when Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016. Kevin Munroe, who is best known for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and TMNT, is directing alongside Jericca Cleland. Kevin Munroe also co-wrote the script with T.J. Fixman (One Night on the Hudson) and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown). While most video adaptations tend to fail at the box office, Ratchet & Clank could very well put an end to that downward trend.
With the arrival of these new TV spots, it’s certainly possible that we could get a full trailer in the near future with even more footage from Ratchet & Clank. Until then, take a look at these hip-hop themed videos below to learn more about the dynamic duo of Ratchet & Clank. Do you think this video game adaptation could set the stage for even bigger hits like the upcoming Assassin’s Creed? Chime in with your thoughts below.