Fuse launching May 28

Co-op shooter coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this spring; preorder bonuses revealed.

Electronic Arts announced today that four-person co-op shooter Fuse will launch May 28 in North America, with a European release to follow May 31. Fuse is the first multiplatform title from Insomniac Games and is due out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, not PC.

EA also today revealed a series of preorder bonuses available for Fuse at select retailers. Gamers who reserve the title will receive four Hyperion Prototype Armor Skins, four Hyperion Prototype Weapon Skins, and a Quickdraw Team Perk that increases weapon damage.

The story for Fuse goes that the United States government has spent many years experimenting with a secret alien substance called fuse, which when combined with earthly materials, is used to create devastating weaponry. A rogue paramilitary organization elects to steal the fuse technology, and a task force (the player) is called in to track it down.

The game was announced during the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, when it was known as OverStrike.

For more on Fuse, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Sheik2
Sheik2

Another 3rd person shooter with no special things. Expect a 4.05-4.5 score if this is reviewed by kevin vanord.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

It is ironic a bunch of bright developers used to develop a bright video game called Overstrike, then they changed the video game that is now a bland and generic video game call Fuse.

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

EA touched it, therefor I'm not buying it.

ABakedAlien
ABakedAlien

If you play fuse, ur life u lose. this game is worse then the drugs you abuse. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH WHAT WHAT!!!!!

AlexFili
AlexFili

It's irritating when games don't get released on PC. Then again given the shoddy ports of GTA4 and LA Noire maybe it's a blessing in disguise

feared4power
feared4power

Fun fact: did you know fuse is a video game

Kirchhoff-V
Kirchhoff-V

I'm interested in what the skill trees for each character class will be. That could possibly be the deciding factor of if i'm going to buy this game. It would be nice to have a new co-op 3rd person shooter. If the gameplay has some depth to it. Also I'm really hoping for split screen, even though that rarely ever happens with games these days.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

oh....wow. so edgy.:/ keep it, Insomniac. We have enough shooters on our hands. You lost your chance with Overstrike. 

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

I have a bad feeling EA is going to wreck all new Insomniac games.  I hope this is unique and fun but I probably won't buy it anyway if published by EA and not on PC.

meedokicky
meedokicky

This comes out shortly after RE: Revelations, will check this after I am done with RE :P

Shango4
Shango4

Insomniac you're pathetic.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Even if Insomniac is a great dev, full of bright people, I just can't seem to be attracted by this game. It looks really ordinary.

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

thnx god for gamefly bargain bin CHACHIN!!!!!!!!!!

advancedcaveman
advancedcaveman

I was interested in overstrike and then they turned into this.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Stopped reading after "not PC." No PC version, no thank you.

The3rdGracchus
The3rdGracchus

Insomniac hasn't made a truly good game in years (Resistance 3 came the closest, and that was only middling). Overstrike looked like it had personality, but that was before the devs partnered with EA for distribution, I'm betting.

Nothing which has come to light about this game since it was rebranded has seemed interesting at all. I'll pass on this EA-ified turd sandwich, thanks.

hella_epic
hella_epic

looked much better when it was "overstrike" looked like something Insomniac would make but since E3 the game's downward spiral began....i also don't like the new name when compared to the old one. i hope it does good but i'm too optimistic about it.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Fuse still hasn't shown me anything to get excited about. I still say the game started its downward spiral with the lame name change and not sticking with the art style from the first E3 trailer. Looks like Insomniac may have lost their magic.

grimsight87
grimsight87

I've played through the campaign twice in a row...Who ever said her past stories and adventures were what was set in stone. It's a fictional character leaving open that window to believe she could be what we want her to be. The game was great and i would recommend it to anybody. It didn't fail, and writing an article with that in the title is a pretty bold statement. Are you sure you were playing the correct Tomb Raider?

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

We need this game, another generic 3rd person shooter.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Damn, I want PC version, I like 3rd person shooter,

btw, the game seems like it lack of visibility and interest, it's nearly got released and yet not much hype surrounding it.

ChristysXmas
ChristysXmas

I'm actually looking forward to this. Maybe it's because the weapons remind me of Resistance, or that red-haired Izzy reminds me of Lilith, or maybe it's because Jennifer Hale and Ali Hillis are doing voice over together again.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Looks like it can be decent, I'll definitely be renting it. It can't be any worse than the Resistance series.

daviz88
daviz88

well the game looks good i hope it ends up that way, and as for the whole OVER-STRIKE & FUSE fiasco is irrelevant i mean the character are the same and as far as i can tell Dalton brooks personality is still the same.i personally prefer fuse because i it has more depth and a more coherent story, not that i hated over strike the problem was it looked like a goofy & shallow action game.well we will see if the change from OVERSTRIKE to FUSE was the right choice on may 28-31.

KBABZ
KBABZ

Uhh Gamespot, the pre-order bonuses are old news. Like, four months old news.


Also, blahblahblah Overstrike blahblahblah Fuse screw EA blahblah

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

So I just finished watching both the Overstrike and Fuse trailers. I am both shocked and appalled at how what was an interesting idea devolve into what appears to be yet another generic shooter. I love Insomniac and was excited for Overstrike but have little interest for Fuse.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Overstrike seemed more goofy and witty which I loved. Fuse . . . seems very generic and lacks enthusiasm. . . As much as I love Insomniac Games I don't see this title as a day one purchase for me. I'll play it for sure but enjoying it all really depends.

Daian
Daian

Seems forgettable, when it was Overstrike it had potential now it looks just meh. Not that many console only games turn out great when they're not exclusives, I'm not expecting much from this.

Trail_Mix
Trail_Mix

Well all I can say is if Fuse is trying to grab my attention, they'd have a much easier time doing so if the game itself didn't look like a washed out, bland, generic third person shooter.

Kirchhoff-V
Kirchhoff-V

I hope this is good. Insomniac has yet to let me down with their IPs

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I'm not buying it. I never buy EA games. Don't support them. Look at the new Medal of Honor. Hardly anyone bought it and EA had to shut down the series and lost a big chunk of cash. It's because Warfighter is a half-assed, unfinished turd.  Don't support EA's crap gimmicks.

advancedcaveman
advancedcaveman

@moleyUK They probably covered their faces intentionally to make it seem more "bad ass" to 9 to 35 year old boys.

meedokicky
meedokicky

@grimsight87"I've played through the campaign twice in a row" lol I thought you were talking about Fuse there.

meedokicky
meedokicky

@ChristysXmas Jennifer hale doing Izzy's voice? now I know why she reminded me of my FemShep lol and the short hair ofc...