The internet is buzzing after Insomniac Games revealed the official name of its new Lombax in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. According to Insomniac Games, her name is Rivet. Did you guess correctly? In the replies to the announcement tweet, it’s noted that several people did – or they got close with other tool-related names. 

We didn’t guess correctly, but we adore Rivet’s name. Ratchet and Rivet, it’s perfect.

Rivet’s name isn’t the only thing we’ll be getting to know about her this week either as Ratchet & Clank fans can look forward to extended gameplay footage during a State of Play livestream this Thursday

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s Female Lombax is Named Rivet 

The new Lombax in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart now has a name, and her name is… Rivet! That’s right, the game’s newest Lombax has a name that fits well alongside its main protagonist Ratchet. We can only imagine how much of a dynamic duo the two will be once Rift Apart is released. 

We won’t have to wait too much longer to see more of Rivet either as Sony announced a date for their next State of Play event. The livestream will air Thursday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. (PT) and will feature extended gameplay of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. 

For those itching for more on Rivet, a post from Marcus Smith, Creative Director at Insomniac Games, was shared today on the PS Blog. In it, we get a lot of information about Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from music in the game to armor sets for Ratchet and Rivet.

“Yes! We finally revealed her name… you guessed it! Right?! Rivet is a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension, where the evil Emperor Nefarious hunts all those who oppose him.

You saw brand-new locations like Nefarious City, and alternate-dimension twists on old favorites like Sargasso and Torren IV along with a sneak-peak at some new weapons and gameplay mechanics,” Marcus Smith notes in their PS Blog post.

“I’m excited to announce that Mark Mothersbaugh is the Composer of the Rift Apart soundtrack!

Beyond his work in DEVO, you’ve likely heard his compositions across the years whether it was in the original three Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter games, as well as animated series like Rugrats, and the blockbuster film: Thor Ragnarok. We are so thrilled to be collaborating with Mark and cannot wait for you to hear the incredible score he’s come up with.”

 
“Many of you have been patiently waiting to see the five armor suits we’re including in the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. These five looks for Ratchet and Rivet were designed and developed particularly for the Digital Deluxe Edition…

The Imperial, Scavenger, Android, Rebel, and Hacker suits all give you some distinct cosmetic looks to play with and mix-and-match as you play and take photos in Ratchet & Clank’s first ever photo mode.”

The post concludes by reminding readers to watch the State of Play on Thursday to see “15 minutes of fresh gameplay” from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

After reading all of the latest information on the game, we’re curious to know what you think about Rivet’s name, Mark Mothersbaugh as the composer of the Rift Apart soundtrack, and the armor suits included in the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition. 

Let us know your thoughts on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to check back for more Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart coverage here at Prima Games! 

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