Fuse – Insomniac’s Overstrike has been reworked, renamed

Friday, 31st August 2012 19:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Insomniac Games has renamed and reworked Overstrike, its new shooter in the works, which will from here on out be referred to as Fuse.

The firm’s founder Ted Price announced during his PAX Prime keynote today a new IP called Fuse, which Polygon noted looked “similar to Insomniac’s already announced shooter Overstrike.”

Game Informer went live with a post confirming that Fuse and Overstrike are indeed one and the same, and that the game has been reworked since last shown to the masses.

Fuse has a website available, but for the time being it only shows a countdown clock which looks to expire next month around September 11.

Insomniac Games announced Overstrike during E3 2011 and little has been heard about the game since, until today.

Back in June, EA said it skipped showing Overstrike at E3 2012 in order to give it more polish before showing it to the press. According to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau the game would “stand out better later in the summer once we’ve hit some key milestones and we’re able to show off more.”

Fuse is a first-person, four-player co-op shooter and is without a release date at present.



  1. ToxicCrusader

    Above the counter to the right it shows ‘Overstrike Data Mode in very small (and blurred font)’.

    Are you sure this isn’t Overstrike renamed?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Not sure just yet. Just going by the only information available at present. While I tend to agree with you – until it’s announced I can’t say that in the post – but it’s hinted at no? :P I also think the artwork shown is pretty much a dead giveaway at that.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ToxicCrusader

    Yeah totally understandable. And yes I would think this is Overstrike considering the game hasn’t been shown off in public (apparently) since it was announced last year.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    Game Informer confirmed this is indeed Overstrike. Updating now.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dark

    “Overstrike is a first-person”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    I feel conFUSE with this news ;)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 What.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dark

    Nothing , i’m just disappointed because the game turned out to be a FPS >_>

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    So from one lousy name to another.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ali

    Of come on, we need more games with names starting with an “O”. Anyway, I think EA/Insomniac have done the right thing in pushing this further away. It really wasn’t that interesting a year ago, save for the main character’s sense of humor.

    I have a feeling that, they are gonna have a new character for some short campaign missions and bring whatever they showed last year as a stand alone co-op campaign.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    Well done Steph. On the ball as usual :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Joe Anderson

    Ted Price calling it a new IP. You’re fooling no-one Ted. We all remember last year you know. Of course it may not be a four play co-op shooter anymore. It may be a generic space shooter in the form of something else. Hopefully Insomniac show us a game. We’ll find out when the website counts down to zero I suppose.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    this multiplat? ea is publishing it then? they wanted to go multiplat with their next games didn´t they. didn´t follow that closeley because i do own every system anyway but would consider a wiiu purchase of this game. insomniac created some of the best videogame weapons ever. i really like their games. i find this news pretty great.

    #13 2 years ago

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