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Two retail games make their PSN debut the same day along with a pair of classics (and a random fifth game) in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
Insomniac’s co-op shooter, Fuse, and Codemasters’ racing sequel, Grid 2, are now available to scratch your new release itch. They’re joined by the PSN re-release of id Software’s seminal first person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, and Rockstar’s PS2 resurrection of that classic of 70s cinema, The Warriors.
Also available this week is Mountain Crime: Requital, a crime-solving adventure game.
Insomniac Games will release Fuse, their first multiplatform game ever, this week. The game, which was previously known as “Overstrike,” is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Also available this week is Grid 2, the next big racing game from Codemasters. Like the first game in the series, Grid 2 will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This week’s remaining releases are all for the PC and fall into one of two camps: strategy games and adventure games. On the strategy side is Wargame: Airland Battle and Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, a Crusader Kings II expansion.
During the blur that is PAX East, it’s easy to miss some stuff. Even some big things. Like the announcement that Electronic Arts and Insomniac will release Fuse on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 28. Insomniac’s futuristic co-op shooter is their first multiplatform game and their first game not to be published by Sony since 1996’s Disruptor.
Fuse has been through a ton of changes since it was first announced under its original title, Overstrike. But the core story has remained the same: “Fuse thrusts players into the roles of four elite, covert agents – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble and Naya Deveraux – each with their own Xenotech weapon and set of unique skills used to fight to protect mankind from a deadly alien energy source known as Fuse.”
In keeping with Insomniac’s philosophy to create the coolest weapons ever for their games, players who pre-order Fuse will receive a variety of exclusive weapon and armor downloads to enhance the game. You can check those out out after the break. (more…)
From what Ted Price shows off in this video, Insomniac Games has been hard at work on Fuse. They give some background on the four main characters – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux – as well as go into detail about the primary and secondary functions of their main weapons.
If you can last through the whole 18 minutes, you’ll get a lot of in-depth information on the progress, including information about the skill trees, an interesting concept called “Lethal Teamwork” in which you can build up points off of your teammates, and “Leap,” which allows you to switch which character you’re playing at any time – even mid-battle.
But there’s more to Fuse than just a pretty face. Price said the campaign is “heavily story driven with plenty of twists and turns to keep our players engaged.” This sounds awesome, but I’m still put off a bit by the massive change in art style that occurred with the game. I’m hoping the story is as compelling as some others Insomniac has put out.
Fuse is scheduled to be released in March 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Insomniac Games is working with EA on its first multiplatform release. Originally known as Overstrike, it’s now called Fuse. The official announcement trailer can be seen above, and it’s a bit different from the E3 2011 trailer.
While the Insomniac feel is still there – the crazy weapons, the giant enemies – there’s definitely a change in tone between those two trailers. Gone is the cartoony fun we know from Ratchet and Clank. There’s more of a Resistance feel happening here, but even that seems a bit stripped down. Hopefully teaming up with EA and going multiplatform isn’t choking the creativity out of this much-beloved studio.
Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price announced a new game during his PAX Prime 2012 keynote address. The name of the game is Fuse and Price directed audience members (and those of us watching at home) to FuseGame.com, where we were greeted by a countdown clock.
The clock expires on September 12 at 9 AM (Eastern Time). Presumably we’ll learn more about Fuse then. But if the screenshot above is any indication, Fuse is just a new name for Overstrike, Insomniac’s multiplatform “secret agents versus robots” actionfest that was first announced at E3 2011. Don’t believe, check out the official Overstrike site and compare.
Whatever you call it, we’ll have more information in a few weeks.
The 2011 E3 Expo may officially be over, but there’s still plenty of news releases and trailers to report on. After years as a Sony second-party, Insomnaic Games has made the leap to multiplatform development with Overstrike. But while the franchise may be brand new, Insomniac believes it’ll be very familar to their fans:
Combining Insomniac’s knack for imaginative weaponry with immersive and witty storytelling, Overstrike is a four-player cooperative action game featuring a team of elite agents called Overstrike 9. Comprised of an ex-mercenary, a lifelong thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective, the members of Overstrike 9 are considered outcasts within their own organization, but are the best team suited to stop a global terrorist group from attempting to wipe out humankind. Overstrike 9 uses lethal teamwork and an arsenal of fringe-tech gadgets to infiltrate and destroy enemy strongholds.
“Overstrike presents a unique blend of features that have long been a part of the Insomniac DNA: high powered gadgets, action-heavy gameplay, memorable characters in a deep and mysterious universe and of course a touch of humor,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. “And since this is our first multiplatform game, we’re especially excited to introduce ourselves to a new audience – one which may not have experienced our previous games.”
Overstrike is in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360 with an unknown release date.
Insomniac Games founder Ted Price has taken the stage at EA’s press conference and revealed Overstrike, the company’s first multiplatform title. After serving up PlayStation fans since Sony’s original console, Insomniac will finally bring its wacky weapons, humor, and storytelling to Microsoft fans. The four-player co-op game follows an elite anti-terrorist group known as the Overstrike 9 as they attempt to stop an attempt to wipe out humankind.
Overstrike is in in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360.