Overstrike renamed Fuse, due March 2013

Insomniac Games rebrands four-player shooter, schedules Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 project to arrive early next year.

Insomniac Games' four-player shooter Overstrike has been renamed Fuse, the developer announced today. The company also revealed a launch window for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, slating it to arrive during March 2013.

Insomniac lights the Fuse in March 2013.

Fuse is the first multiplatform game from Insomniac Games, creators of the Sony-exclusive Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises. The game was announced during Electronic Arts' 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo and will be published by that company.

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.

For more on Insomniac and Fuse, check out GameSpot's interview with CEO Ted Price and just-published preview of the game.

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OtherFabbros
OtherFabbros

Fuse: How transform a really good idea (Overstrike) in the Same Old Sh**.

 

Thanks so much!

whodagoose
whodagoose

So what does that make? ...about 700 games all aiming for a release next March? Every game announcement for a release date is next March, every delay pushed to March.  I feel like March is going to be a repeat of last November. Remember how Skyrim crushed and destroyed all competition that was stupid enough to release immediately following?

 

When is Bioshock Infinite releasing? The end of what month? *checks calendar*...

The__Kraken
The__Kraken

From the little that I've seen, the game looks quite generic now (compared to the semi-amusing, slightly cartoonish trailer seen at E3). And, to top it off, they got an overly generic name. One can only wonder if EA had anything to do with how this game looks as of now.

 

I'd love to be completely wrong about this game, as I am an Insomniac fan. Frankly, we need some gameplay footage.

 

 

oflow
oflow

sweet Eddie is the the best staffer at Gamespot he always comes with the good info.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Overstrike was definitely a better name. Fuse sounds like an energy drink. >_>

DrKill09
DrKill09

What an uninspired name.

drsla
drsla

Show me the medals!

pacpuf7249
pacpuf7249

Both names were kinda bad, but Overstrike is much better than Fuse. Fuse is just too short.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

They named it Fuse, fascinating.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Fuse...huh, guess I'll have to get use to the name.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

should have kept it how it was, now it's just another generic looking game.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I liked the old name better. Also, want PC version.

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

Four player military shooter, rogue paramilitary organization, secret government experiments. *yawn*

SolidTy
SolidTy

I can't wait to buy it. :)

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

it's so nice to hear news about this game after a year.  This game caught my eye during E3 '11 and so happy to hear an actual release date for this game

zicolofoo
zicolofoo

hope they'll have a better box art, too.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

The game looks great, but March is a pretty crowded month. Hopefully, this isn't being sent out to die.

ztron370
ztron370

I hope Fuse does come to the pc.

toddx77
toddx77

I thought it was going to be on PC too?

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

March 2013? But we've barely seen anything until now. Makes a nice change to be honest.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I assume that the title chance was done to make the game's title more appropriate.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

 @OtherFabbros so they change the name, and all of a sudden, it immediately changes the ENTIRE game? please, enlighten me more with your knowledge /sarcasm

linkblade91
linkblade91

 @CyhortI82 Till you realize it's from Insomniac Games, from which you can further extrapolate that Fuse will include clever enemy types, witty humor, wacky enemies, and general fun to be had by all. The story synopsis made sound boring, but trust me: this game will be good.

Warhawk613
Warhawk613

That's the same way for February.

OtherFabbros
OtherFabbros

 @Fryboy101 

"The game is set in the near future and follows a team of four misfit agents collectively known as Overstrike 9, who infiltrate enemy strongholds using fringe-tech gadgets and lethal teamwork. The members of Overstrike 9 are Dalton Brooks, a reformed and sarcastic mercenary, equipped with an energy shield, Naya Deveraux, a mischievous, lifelong thief, equipped with a cloak device, Isabelle Sinclair, a gifted, but rebellious young scientist, equipped with a mass bubble gun, and Jacob Kimble, a decorated detective with a bit of a temper, equipped with an electric crossbow. The plot follows these agents as they attempt to stop a shadowy organization, which threatens to wipe out humankind. Due to each agent’s unique talents and a tendency to completely ignore protocol, Overstrike 9 is the only option left."

 

Find the difference!

mattsp10
mattsp10

 @linkblade91  @CyhortI82 Always been a fan of Insomniac.. especially because of the Spyro series.  I wish they still owned that title... sigh.