The Playstation 5 event shattered a lot of fans' expectations on Thursday, as it previewed just some of the games and franchises that will be on the upcoming console. One of the most hyped-about reveals was a trailer for a new Ratchet & Clank game, which is titled Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The brief teaser gave fans a lot to take in -- breathtaking graphics, surreally-good load times, and the debut of an entirely new character. The light blue-colored Lombax was seen towards the end of the trailer, after the game's two titular characters were seemingly separated by some sort of rift.
The new, currently-unnamed character quickly sparked a firestorm on social media, with fans of the franchise curious to see what role they will ultimately have. The gender of the character has also been a topic of conversation, as female Lombaxes had previously been established to not have tails. While there's a chance that Rift Apart will be retconning that in some way and having this new character be female, some fans have already headcanon-ed the new character as transgender or nonbinary.
Either way, it's safe to say that fans are excited to see what's in store for this new Ratchet & Clank character. While we all wait for Rift Apart's release, here are some of our favorite reactions to the new character.
HOLY SHIT LOOK AT HER MY GIRL I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE CALLED BUT FEMALE LOMBAX FEMALE LOMBAX FEMALE LOMBAX FEMALE LOMBAX pic.twitter.com/BdRKVeqkFH— SaoryEmanoelle (@SaoryEmanoelle) June 11, 2020
Me: OK I have high-end PC, I will never buy new Playstation ever again.— Silly Foxie ÙwÚ (@realGamermac) June 11, 2020
Sony: So we are making Ratchet and Clank with female lombax for PS5.
female lombax with a tail? ratchet & clank said trans rights, happy pride https://t.co/409Ou1GFgZ— Grace Shields Wants to Attack and Dethrone God (@_grashi) June 11, 2020
this girl is going to have 8000000000000 fanarts within the next 20 minutes pic.twitter.com/P423Chq8GH— Aura🔥 (@MOOMANiBE) June 11, 2020
*me, on my knees, praying* please dont let the new lombax be a love interest and for the love of god please let the writing do her justice— Neftin brainrot🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 (@LombaxFloof) June 12, 2020
Happy pride month to the the new trans lombax and the new trans lombax only pic.twitter.com/5TsnFuetGA— fool (@sad_poptarts) June 11, 2020
A Glow Up
Can we talk about the Ratchet and Clank female lombax design glow up? 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tKCDl4Bv4h— Laura Parker (@feraladylaura) June 11, 2020