Insomniac’s Ted Price has described Overstrike as first-person, four-player co-op game where you will be using “cool weapons and gadgets.”
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer following the game’s announcement at EA’s E3 press conference, Price admitted that the team likes to inject a bit of humor into its games, which is why the trailer shown for the game doesn’t seem to be all that serious.
“We at Insomniac have always loved injecting humor into our games,” said Price. “Resistance is not a humorous game at all. However, our other franchises have been enthused with humor. This takes the humor in a more sophisticated direction. It’s not in-your-face humor. It’s a more subtle humor. Our intention is to reach out to an audience that’s a little bit older than what some of our fans are used to.
“Resistance is clearly a very mature title. This one may have a very broad appeal in that it introduces heavy action components and some pretty hard-hitting weapons and gadgets. But at the same time it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”
Price goes on to explain how the name of the EA Partners title, Overstike, is a “triple entendre,” as the organization in the game is called Overstrike., while the team itself is called Overstrike 9.
“This is a team of misfits,” he said. “They’re definitely non-conformists. The challenge they have, and challenge the agency has, is they don’t take the traditional approach to running missions. They leave a lot of collateral damage in their wake. Thus, Overstrike 9 is only called in when there are no other choices. The Overstrike agency has to live with the consequences.
“We’ve got a reformed mercenary. We’ve got a thief, who is interested in causing havoc. We’ve got a young, brilliant scientist who has some issues of her own. And of course we’ve got an ex-detective. Dalton in the trailer says he’s like a Buddhist monk, but the opposite is actually true. He’s got a real temper issue.
“Throughout the game, these personalities become bigger than life and they help create a more unique play experience for each of the people who pick up the controller and choose to play as one of those characters.”
Price wouldn’t talk about the gadgets in the game, nor what the main threat Overstrike 9 will be battling in the game either.
More on the game will be revealed at a later date, but Price wouldn’t go into when that would be and he wouldn’t say whether the game was on the slate for 2012 or not.