Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive gets first gameplay trailer -- The exclusive you've been waiting for?

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games releases first gameplay trailer, showing off the open-world, characters, guns, and enemies.

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Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games today released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming Xbox One-exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, and it does not disappoint. The trailer sets up what the mature-themed, third-person open-world game will deliver.

"It's high-action, fast-paced, and takes the concept of the boring copy/pasted shooter, flips its on its ugly head, and lets you do the impossible. In short, it kicks ass," Insomniac says.

The gameplay video also reveals some of the enemies you'll face in Sunset Overdrive, including the "blower," whose arm is made out of a leafblower. We also get a look at a handful of the guns and abilities you'll have for Sunset Overdrive.

Insomniac is well-known for its highly unique weapons, and it appears Sunset Overdrive will carry that trend forward. One of the weapons we see in the video lets you shoot teddy bears with dynamite strapped to them.

Alongside the gameplay trailer, Microsoft today announced a special Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition, which features exclusive outfits and weapons. One of the weapons is a gun called "Nothin' but the Hits." It shoots multi-colored vinyls. Microsoft also released Day One Editions for Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3.

Sunset Overdrive launches this fall only for Xbox One. For more on the game, be sure to read GameSpot's recently published preview.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

470 comments
Fugicara
Fugicara

He says it's the game that Insomniac has been building up to for 20 years, but if it was, it would be on PS4.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Looks fun but i still don't want an xbox one yet

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Not bad I will be picking this up as soon as I get.

moesuir
moesuir

Yet another game which will NOT be coming to Sony's Piece of Sh..t Station 4, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!

Whiteyxm
Whiteyxm

Seeing all the games people are comparing this to (Dead Rising is a pretty close comparison) I'm surprised no one has mentioned the game this most resembles (IMO) which is Crackdown 2.

Beasley2K
Beasley2K

The best looking exclusive on Xbox One! This looks very fun, but I can see it getting repetitive fast. Still, I'll definitely buy it if I ever get an Xbox. Seeing as that won't be for a couple of years, I'll wait to see if it comes to PS4 first due to Insomniac owning the IP, but if not then this adds to the few reasons for me to buy the console!

cejay0813
cejay0813

In other news

I still keep seeing lvl 1's on Titanfall daily... Game is still selling

cejay0813
cejay0813

Wow how can Sony fanboys hate... It's Insomniac....!!


{notices it's an Xbox exclusive}


OOOOOOooooh -_-


The river of tears

colbster
colbster

Looks like left 4 dead. Hope it has co-op!

BlackLense
BlackLense

Sunset Overdrive?

Is that 1 of Sonic Transformed race track?

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

awesome!! like some have already said, Dead Rising+Jet Set Radio, but I'd add Diablo to the list!!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I massively loved Insomniac last gen (in the earlier years at least anyway), and was genuinely quite bemused to hear them sign an exclusive deal with Microsoft..  But actually, I can see why.


This game looks very similar to Dead Rising, only a little more zaney (which I though would have been impossible!) and with somewhat parkour elements thrown in.


I don't know though.. After seeing the gameplay I'm not actually sad about missing it at all now.  It looks fun, but just not my cup of tea in the slightest.  Things will likely get repetitious pretty quick and the gameplay itself doesn't look like something i'd usually go for.


Thoroughly hope it sells well though as Insomniac deserve it, and I hope the people buying it have fun.


I'll just have to wait for E3 to get excited for something else :P

lucienbry
lucienbry

I will buy this on Launch day, super excited

Merseyak
Merseyak

so basically you just mixed jet set radio with titanfall and dead rising lol a tiny slice of a pie you say well you can keep that pie see you at your funeral xbox o7


p.s nice jaggies btw

denhoffi
denhoffi

It looks good but it kinda reminds me a lot of Dead Rising 3, it's basically the same concept.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Seems to have the insanity, humor and twisted array of hilarious weapons that you would expect from an Insomniac game. I'm in! :)

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

To the people saying poor man's Second Son. 

Didn't Second Son remove dynamic shadows? 

That is all.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Too bad "the game Insomniac has been working up to for 20 years" is going to be lost as an exclusive.

Games should be experienced by both platforms!

grasu
grasu

Looks like mediocre garbage... much like The Order.

steelmouth
steelmouth

I love it when an Xbox Exclusive gets some love

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Is this Insomniac game, Poor Man's Second Son, a next gen game? Bahaha! And any word on why MS would be dumb enough to release it at Destiny launch? Or are they just that dumb? :P

Eyekon313
Eyekon313

@colbster No Co-Op it is single player only with some MP modes built in but the story  is single player.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@Merseyak  you realize, you just dissed insomniac, a developer known to be playstation friendly.

anarky23
anarky23

Could do some work on your trolling and grammar.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Merseyak  Titanfall...?  Sorry what?  There's not a single mech in sight, it's not in space, and it's a third person shooter!


I'd say it's more a mixture of Dead Rising and Saints Row.

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

So what type of game do you want?

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

@hotwog21  Sunset Overdrive looks better than second son hands down and a hell of alot more going on with a bigger world.So im not getting when you say poor mans?You sony fanboys are so pathetic its funny sometimes lol

Vylsith
Vylsith

@Dannystaples14 Infamous Second Son looks amazing, so I'm not sure why you're getting upset about dynamic shadows.  Sure, it would've been nice, but very few games (even PC games) feature dynamic shadows.  This shouldn't have been a surprise at all.  It's still by far the best looking console game to date.  Dynamic shadows also have absolutely nothing to do with what anyone is talking about, so I have no idea why you're bringing it up.

This game bears a strange resemblance to Infamous in general.  It might be great, it might be a poor replica.  Time will tell.  Right now though?  It looks like a graphically inferior version of Infamous Second Son with parkour.  I'm not impressed at all.  Then again, this video didn't really show anything but combat.  Maybe there's a ton of interesting optional content.  Maybe the story is fantastic.  Who knows.  We'll see in the future.

dinosawrr
dinosawrr

@Dannystaples14  It wouldn't exist if it weren't for MS. They funded it, and let Insomniac do whatever they wish to make the best game they can. This will not be lost. This is GOING to be a game changer.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Ehh, maybe they realized it was a mistake picking up Sony's unwanted trash (Insomniac) and now just are gonna cut losses and take what they can get. Lol 

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@smackdowner360 @hotwog21  I hate people that haven't played either game and then try to say one is better than the other.


This game is fundamentally different to infamous, it has guns not powers, zombie alien things and not superheroes, and a crazy loopy post-apocalyptic world and not Seattle.


Infamous was awesome, seriously good game.  Like this will be too for those that like it.


Quit being a bitch!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@smackdowner360 @hotwog21 Really people, Who buys a console for the graphics? you buy for the games! if graphics is such an issue for you then you get a PC and problem solved!

prats93
prats93

@smackdowner360 @hotwog21  It's sub-1080p and it doesn't look as good as Second Son you muppet.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@Xmus942 @eternal_napalmHis comment was ridiculous overall, but he has a very valid point when it comes to the launch timing.  Why would anyone in their right mind launch at the same time as Destiny?  It'll get buried.

cejay0813
cejay0813

@eternal_napalm Same could be said about AC... I'm 25+ hours in also and only 74% done. What you don't know is a lot of that is boring, repetitive grind... Try harder

anarky23
anarky23

Napalm find a better use of your time.

pspearman
pspearman

Second son is a single player only game, sunset overdrive is predominantly a multiplayer game, grinding ropes is the only similarity the two games share.

TwinStripeUK
TwinStripeUK

@eternal_napalm This trailer alone is longer than the Second Son campaign - I'd take a game over a tech demo any day...

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

1080p don't make a game better.