Let's face it: Insomniac's experiments with the Ratchet & Clank franchise have not exceeded the core games in terms of quality.

Really, if it ain't broke… So, those of you who enjoyed the trio of "Future" titles in the series ( Tools of Destruction , Quest for Booty , A Crack in Time ), will very likely enjoy Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus . It will release exclusively on the PlayStation 3 on November 12, and it will cost $30.

Boasting a new story and fresh weapons and gadgets, Into the Nexus is the epilogue you've all been waiting for. Insomniac Games community boss James Stevenson admitted that the game is shorter than past titles, but there's a reason for that:

"Some of you have asked us why we made a shorter Ratchet game. The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title. All of us love the Ratchet universe–and after 12 years developing the series, it feels like a very close friend. We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right."

If you opt to pre-order the anticipated game, you will nab Pyronox Armor for Ratchet, which grants you 5% damage reduction. Plus, those who pre-order at Amazon will receive a "huge package" of extra content for PlayStation Home. R&C forever!