Fuse previews go live, get your fix all in one place

Wednesday, 12th September 2012 14:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Fuse, the shooter from Insomniac and previously known as Overstrike, has had its embargo veil lifted and various sites have gone live with information.

In the game, Fuse is an alien energy source located deep within a classified government facility. It is about to fall into nefarious hands, so the CIA has called in Overstrike 9 to thwart the theft by a rogue paramilitary organization called Raven.

Overstrike 9′s pursuit of Raven will take them around the world, “from the fortified desert facility to underwater bases, island strongholds, icy mountain peaks, palatial hideouts and beyond.”

Later, as the team closes in on Raven, another “more sinister enemy reveals itself” as a truly horrendous global threat.

Players will participate as a character in the elite team along with up to three others in co-op, using Fuse-powered weapons to take back the stolen tech. Weapons and characters can be upgraded based on class.

Players will be able to “Leap” between other agents in battle in order to combine abilities and weapons for more powerful attacks. Fuse-powered weapons can also be used to trigger what’s called “Fusion” for even grater damage.

Here’s a few links to some of the previews which have gone live as of press time, as well as a post from Insomniac on the PS Blog:

We’ll add more preview links as they go live and you can look over the press release here if you like.

The trailer has been delayed over legal issues, as noted earlier today, but there are screenshots available below.

Overstrike is slated for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013.



  1. TheBlackHole

    Wow, I was interested before, but that looks terribly generic.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    Destructoid speaks of average combat. And i’m sorry, but these screens are very ‘meh’ to me. Insomniac may have claimed that the humor is still there, the wacky faces and everything too, but i don’t see it. As some site called it…it was very lighthearted last year during E3 in the trailer and it looks way too serious now.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KAP

    “Lets turn the game gritty and hope for the best guys”

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ge0force

    I’m a huge fan of R&C and Resistance 3, but all previews and screens I’ve seen don’t wake my interest at all. It seems like just another team-based co-op shooter to me, and I had enough of them a long time ago.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    From a generic looking “stylish” and “semi-cartoonish” shooter to a generic looking “gritty” and “dark” one.

    To be completely fair though, I’m kinda digging the color theme of the game (Grey and yellow). Nothing ground breaking but still.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gadzooks!

    Here’s another 4 letter word they could have used for the game’s name: Yawn.

    Overstrike looked interesting. This looks… Like everything else brown/grey, dour and military.

    #6 2 years ago

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