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In a bit of a surprise move today, Sony has released a new game for the iPhone and iPad called ‘Ratchet & Clank: BTN.’ It’s an Infinite runner, much like Temple Run, with familiar elements from Sony’s popular franchise.

The game’s full name is ‘Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus’ and it features characters from the all new Ratchet and Clank: Nexus PS3 game. And bonus, you can actually sync earned Raritanium (points) between the two…

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From the App Store description:

“Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus™ brings the excitement of infinite running to the classic Ratchet and Clank™ franchise. Fight off Vendra and Neftin Prog as well as their assortment of evil minions, including the return of Thugs 4 Less! Hop between grindrails while avoiding hazards to collect bolts that can be used to upgrade Ratchet’s weapons and armor. Collect Raritanium, which can be synced with your PSNâ„  account and used in the exciting new PS3™ game Ratchet and Clank: Nexus™.”

And a gameplay video via AppsGoer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klun1fCL62U

Obviously, if you’re already playing the latest PS3 Ratchet and Clank game, grabbing this is a no-brainer. But to be honest, from my short time playing with Ratchet and Clank: BTN, it looks like a solid standalone game as well.

If you want to check it out, Sony’s Ratchet and Clank: BTN is available in the App Store for free.