We've been waiting to find out just when Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus would arrive on the PlayStation 3, and Insomniac has just graced us with a release date.

Due out on Nov. 12, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus serves as a prequel to the Future series of games which appeared on the PlayStation 3. Retailing for just $29.99 (both digitally and at retail), there's almost no excuse to miss out on this latest Lombax adventure.

Anyone who pre-orders will gain access to a special Pyronox Armor suit for Ratchet. In addition to looking really sweet, the suit also offers 5 percent damage reduction. The good news is we won't have to wait much longer to enjoy this latest sequel. The bad news is Sony and Insomniac are releasing it just before the PlayStation 4 launches.

While you wait, you can check out the above video for an inside look at how Insomniac creates each new Ratchet and Clank adventure.