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Ted Price on how Insomniac's Overstrike became Fuse

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Last year at E3, Insomniac revealed a brand new IP called Overstrike, complete with a slickly animated trailer featuring four elite spy types using futuristic weapons to take down a robotic bad guy. After that, we didn't hear much about the game at all, save for a few recent rumors that Insomniac was rebranding it as a game called Fuse. It turns out the rumors are indeed true: Insomniac's Fuse is what Overstrike has turned into, and it's a third-person co-op cross-platform shooter that's coming to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in March 2013.

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abzdine1414d ago

Overstrike sounds better to me.

zeal0us1414d ago

Fuse remind me of the fruit drink Fuze.

Carl_Shocker1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

March 2013...and we know nothing about it except the name

This should of been at E3

"Overstrike was a game more centered on using four different support-style characters to work together in stealth situations, and you can see that concept at work in the original trailer. But as Insomniac worked on development, according to Price, the play between the characters just wasn't satisfying enough."

So like Borderlands each character would of had a differn't styles in combat...I'm sorry but who wouldn't of liked that. Even playing by your self it would of been nice to carefully choose your character and her/his skill set. Actually can you play by your self or do you have to have AIs with you ?

Redgehammer1414d ago

Sound cool, I cant wait to see more information on Fuse. Resistance was one of the few PS3 games I was slightly envious that it wasn't multiplatform

ABizzel11414d ago

I must say I'm still disappointed, but I feel a bit better after learning why it was changed and more about the game.

That being said, I'm a bit worried about this game If it does come out in March 2013. There was no E3, Gamescon, and likely no TGS showing of this game and the last "major show" would be the VGA's. It seems like it's gone from an ambitious co-op experience rivaling the best out there, to a simplified co-op shooter with unique weapons.

I hope that's not the case. Best of luck to you Insomniac.

BigStef711414d ago

I'm so disappointed they changed the tone of the game. Thanks allot EA!!! I wish Insomniac would have stayed with Sony or gone to a different publisher.

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