Sunset Overdrive Ignites the Awesomepocalypse with Day One Edition Details and First Gameplay Video

Microsoft and Insomniac Games unveiled the first look at the world, story and gameplay of “Sunset Overdrive” today through an action-packed video. Alongside the video, Microsoft announced the first details for the Day One Edition of the game.

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Palitera1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )


Officially on the radar now!

4Sh0w1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I think this vid is a bit better, still youtube though.

Wonder why gameinformer pulled the high quality one I saw earlier this morning?

Lightning Mr Bubbles1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Why are they making XBOX One exclusives? I could understand multi but exclusives? come on...

This feels like a betrayal

And to make things worse, the game looks pretty interesting, like a wacky urbanish zombie platformer or something much more interesting that playing as a cat with a wrench.

The game Jet Set Radio future also comes to mind.

Edit: Maybe they aren't zombies, not sure what they are, like pink ghouls something.

Kingthrash3601351d ago

it looks fun, i'll keep an eye on it.
jet set radio meets R&C.
in no way do i see Infamous. not the look the powers or the enemies say infamous.
but it looks fun right now. more at e3.

ZodTheRipper1351d ago

Looks like Ratchet & Clank + InFamous + Tony Hawk ...doesn't appeal to me honestly. Too over-the-top in my opinion.

Grap1351d ago

Isn't it weird seeing sackboy there?, or it's just me.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1351d ago

It also reminds me a bit of something like The PS3 game Pain. Actually a real platformer with the style of pain wouldn't be half bad. I though Pain had a lot of cool attitude, but the gameplay was just about crashing into things like a bowling game or something.

Palitera1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Grap, I'm not limited to one platform at all. I prefer Sony overall, no doubt at all about that, but I also own a very well used XBox One and am in love with what it offers better than the PS4 (the PERFECT servers even here on my forgotten country, specially). =)

No problem, though, with people that can or prefer only affording one platform. To each his own.

specialguest1351d ago

The game looks fun. I'm almost ready to say that Insomniac have bounced back from their failure on Fuse, but let's see more first

Lightning Mr Bubbles1351d ago

No seriously... what are those guys? What are those pinkish creatures?

SilentNegotiator1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

So you grind around the city shooting zombies? This is what people have been hyping up (and without even any gameplay at the time)?

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Wtf? People were hyped after seeing that trailer from last year which is what the gameplay is being shown as today. You seem lame and a subtle way...and that takes skill, so congrats.

mikeslemonade1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I concede to the X1 camp that this game and Quantam Break look good, but they're not saving the X1.

It's just not enough when you consider what Sony will show at E3.

AngelicIceDiamond1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

It's on my radar as well.

Btw I can see the trolls are already at work disagreeing with everything, I can tell trust me. X1 needs a game like this.

The game looks very interesting I wanna see allot more on this game come E3. Like I said before X1 needs a game like this MS hasn't had game of this type since Crack Down and AW (third person action).

But never a game that wacky, inventive, interesting game such as SOD.

The 360 lacked such a game everything the console had was some serious shooter. But this is a new Ip that the Xbox brand needs for diversity.

IDC if this game sells high or not because I know Phil will support such a game something the former Xbox guy would not.

The jealous trolls need to relax because you guys are the ones that yell Xbox has no games and when MS finally gets something as interesting as this you stealth disagree and troll.

If this game was on their console it would be GOTY contender.

Get mad and troll away but this game is officially on my radar this year.

Next up full Quantum Break gameplay.

Dir_en_grey1351d ago

Definitely looks way more fun than Titanfall, hope the final product delivers.

gaffyh1351d ago

InFamous + Jet Set Radio. However, hope it is more than just killing things lik Dead Rising

BallsEye1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

The game looks insane! Dead rising with parkour and AMAZING graphics! So much action on the screen! Pre-ordered!!!!

FriedGoat1351d ago

Looks good! This seems like something I should own when I eventually pickup an XBone.

DragonKnight1351d ago

Looks good. Unfortunate that it's limited to the Xbox One. Even more unfortunate that it has Day One B.S.

SonyWarrior1351d ago

looks cool but ill never play it since its XBO only.... looks like insomiac doesn't like money. all well its there loss

guitarded771351d ago

Few things...

1. I noticed they said this is Insomniac's newest "franchise". Wonder what their long term plans are.

2. The gameplay looks a LOT like inFAMOUS. Grinding the rails, air to ground stomp, etc. inFAMOUS and Dead Rising combo. But it doesn't look very fluid in motion. Could be an early thing... just an observation.

3. I think it may pigeonhole itself by being too kooky. The game looks interesting, especially with Insomniac's weapons, but may appeal to less people going for the weird humor.

dantesparda1351d ago

Hm, the game actually looks pretty good. And this is coming from a guy that thought the CGI reveal looked like crap. To me it looks like a cross between Infamous, Dead Rising, JSR, R&C and even TF (because of the parkour). Kind of to goofy though.

SilentNegotiator1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3

No, at E3 we saw what seemed like parkour as opposed to Tony Hawk's Foot Skater (with a bunch of gravity defying rail riding).

At E3 we saw what seemed to be coop.

At E3 we didn't see a bunch of ridiculously effective weapons being used against already easy to avoid enemies.

This is NOT what we saw with the prerendered E3 trailer.

Septic1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )


So what you've taken from the video us that you run around shooting zombies (mutants). Not the fact that its gameplay looks engaging by virtue of:

1) Traversing maps in cool ways...grinding AND wall running and a focus on constantly moving

2) Unique weapons: just look at the quirky arsenal

3) The 15 different types of amps of which they only showed a handful that let you release nuclear explosions, mini tornadoes, etc

4) Loads of factions, enemies, an open world game etc

Fair enough if its not your cup of tea but this looks like a mix between Jet Set Radio (did you even like that game?) and other games.

As for the E3 trailer, I have no idea why youre moaning when it pretty much is in the spirit of the trailer minus the obvious co op element that isn't being shown now. You said there was parkour in the trailer...there was also grinding (in fact more so). So your points seem very bit picky.

Simplifying this the way you did clearly means you either didnt watch the gameplay video (and the trailer) properly or that youre just being quick to dismiss it.

ThePope1350d ago


You're spot on. Bt there are 50 amps. I also read the website, and it said info on Co-op is coming soon

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Abash1351d ago

If I had to describe Sunset Overdrive, I'd say it looks like the SEGA of the Dreamcast era's take on inFamous. It looks pretty awesome.

I kind of see now why this is exclusive to Xbox One since the PS4 already has inFamous: Second Son

OhMyGandhi1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

I'd say it looks like Jet Set Radio meets Ratchet and Clank, with the color scheme of Power Stone or something.

Really interested in this game, looks like a ton of fun. Then again, I love everything Insomniac has put out,with the exception of FUSE.

nerdman671351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

People keep saying it looks like inFamous, but I get a real Jet Grind Radio feel. I dont really see much inFamous. Just a little bit

DevilishSix1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Yeap Jet Set Radio was the first thought that came to mind.

ITs like JSR meets Crackdown meets Infamous. Should be a fun little game.

ginsunuva1351d ago

Yes they made this exclusive to XBO just because the ps4 has Second Son.

That's the reason.

UltraNova1350d ago


Yeah...or maybe MS waived their check book wand around a few times? Not that its a bad thing..if you can afford to why not...

DougLord1350d ago

This will be a bigger system seller for XBone than SS was for PS4.

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Blaze9291351d ago

now this, looks awesome.

dontbhatin1351d ago

I just hope they speed up the travel time. For having that stream of white behind him so it appears that hes moving around fast but isn't will probably be my big annoyance with the game. The movement and verticality doesn't seem as fluid and as fun as the trailer made it out to be.

Don't take this the wrong way, it still looks like a lot of fun!

VforVideogames1351d ago

this is JET SET-RADIO on steroids love that game!!

callahan091351d ago

In true Insomniac style the graphic design is bright, colorful and fun, and the animations look smooth as well as intricate.

The gameplay looks a *lot* like Infamous with the wall-running and wire-grinding, while the combat looks a lot like Rathcet & Clank.

The graphics don't look very impressive, but the art design and animation look great to make up for rather basic geometry and assets.

All in all it looks like good fun, and I may need to pick up an Xbox One to play this.

I love the box art too, by the way.

ginsunuva1351d ago

I like how they said it's not a generic shooter where you hide behind crates.

*Looks at Fuse*

LexHazard791350d ago

Idk, I mean Infamous isnt the only game with wall running or grinding.

adorie1351d ago

Looks reaaaaaaal fun!

Jaces1351d ago

Just in time for that holiday Xbone price drop. :D Always loved insomniac, looks great!

lelo1351d ago

I had my doubts, but Sunset Overdrive's gameplay actually looks quite good.

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masterg1351d ago

I must admit I wish this would come to PS4.
It looks very impressive. Looks like a must buy for the Xbox owners.

beerzombie1350d ago

Maybe Sony denied them like they did to Titanfall. It seems that Sony has some real money issues and has let a lot of people leave their top tear Development projects.

frostypants1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

Looks fun as hell...kind of like Infamous meets Saints Row 3. Love the color palette. Another good one by Insomniac.

solar1351d ago

looks like a stupid yet fun game. like R&C. love those games.

garos821351d ago

Can't believe I'm not gonna get to buy this, at least any time soon. Looks insane and quirky and definitely more akin to insomniacs good old days. Let's all agree to forget about fuse!

GT671351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

anyone get the feeling this game remind you of Ratchet and Clank engine??? "boat load different guns".

wonder in due time will it come to ps3-4??

Aceman181351d ago

looks decent, but i have this feeling the microsoft gamers aren't going to buy this game in droves like they do CoD, BF, Halo.

Spikes14711351d ago

Are you generalizing a group of gamers?

Eddie201011351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

This game looks pretty good and it will probably be a lot of fun, but it feels like it should be on a Playstation.

Insomniac reps talked about for years how great Sony and Playstation was to create games for and how great a company Sony was to work with, Microsoft throws a bunch of cash at them and they forget that.

I know they used the excuse that it would be a better fit for Xbox One because of the cloud, which has proven to be just PR BS, but I see nothing that couldn't be done on last gen consoles, don't get me wrong, it looks like a great game, but it doesn't really look next gen.

My point is they should have stayed multi platform instead of going for the cash grab with Microsoft.

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ArmrdChaos1351d ago

They were obviously paid off. None of these companies could actually enjoy working with Microsoft...they're the enemy! /S

There are a fair number on this site that really need professional therapy to help them deal with this imaginary war going on in their heads.

I guess you can always start a petition.

Eddie201011351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )


Who said anything about war, I ended my comment saying it should have been multi platform. There was no reason for it being exclusive to Microsoft except for Microsoft buying exclusivity.


I am not butthurt. Why do you and other Xbox fanboys have an obsession with the term butthurt. Have You been butthurt by someone in the past.

You Xbone fanboys know that Microsoft paid for exclusivity, just like they have with every other third party developer. Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Rise, were all made by third party developers who received large amounts of money to make the games for them. When insomniac made games exclusively for Playstation they were paid for by Sony to do so.

It's people like you that are part to blame for keeping people away from Xbox One. They don't want to deal with the stupid community.

After looking at both of your comment histories, neither one of you need to be calling anyone out.

Before you tell someone to get their facts strait you need to get yours strait. Nintendo had a deal with Sony to make a Nintendo system with a CD drive, Sony didn't back out of the deal, Nintendo did.

No I am not at war with Nintendo. I like Nintendo. I liked Microsoft until last generation, when Xbox fandoys tried to do everything they could to destroy not only Playstation but Sony as a company.

I am not a fanboy of a company I am a gamer I have everything except a Xbox One and I may own one of them in the future, Maybe, but probably not.

Dorwrath1350d ago

Reason why this is xbox exclusive is because Microsoft allowed insomniac to keep ownership of the IP, Sony however would not do that it seems.

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WiiUsauce1351d ago

Holy shit this game looks great!!!! I'm getting a n Xbone it looks like :D

DougLord1350d ago

See this will be a bigger system seller for XBone than SS was for PS4. In fact it might OUTSELL SS despite the lower install base. Most people say SS is really pretty but gets really boring after a day or two.

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showtimefolks1351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

looks like a lot of fun, in true fashion Insomniac is back. Looks like fun world,great weapons and a lot of stuff to do/blow up/awesome powers

Part of me wishes this was on multi platform, i can't spend $500 for this game alone. But hopefully its so good that i will have no choice.(maybe i will borrow a system to play this game)

I am glad Insomniac learned from their mistake which is called Fuse.

I hope the xbox fans actually support this game, there is a long history of xbox fans only buying shooters. Insomniac games make a lot of fun games so please support this game.(i am not trying to put the whole xbox community in one bubble)

LexHazard791351d ago

Dont worry this game will do well on Xbox One.

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gameon19851351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

is there any vid of this game that is not compressed? why the hell did game informer remove the vid that they had up? None the less still looks awesome.

lets_go_gunners1351d ago

The trailer hasn't been officially released yet so just wait.

Palitera1351d ago

Maybe an embargo, idk...

matrixman921351d ago

all the vids out are bad looking. An Insomniac rep posted on neogaf saying to please not judge the game on this crappy rip. They should just release it now imo, the damage is already done by this video being spread

gameon19851351d ago (Edited 1351d ago )

What damage? I've seen mostly nothing but postive post in the comments section on every site I been on( about 75% to 80% positive) every where except SONY4G of course. Anyways, even from the crappy vids you can still tell it's a beautiful and fun looking game.

DougLord1350d ago

XBone owners only care if a game is FUN. Sony Ponies only care if its 1080p.

matrixman921350d ago

I really dont know why I got disagreed so bad...i didnt say anything about the quality of the game, i personally think it looks fantastic. All I said was this crappy quality video was going around tainting the visual quality of the official video. They even did what I said to do

DaleCooper1351d ago

I think GI's vid got released by accident. Still at this point Insomniac should just cut a quick trailer in HD for everyone. The game looks great, they should be proud!