At PAX, Ted Price of Insomniac games announced that Overstrike would be known as Fuse and a new trailer was coming...
It turns out we won't be getting that trailer today due to what Ted Price has called a "legal rights issue".
"During my keynote speech at PAX, I revealed the first screenshot from Fuse, our new game, with a link to this website. If you visited the site, you found a countdown clock that was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 12th."
"We had an awesome trailer planned and finished. Unfortunately a last-minute legal-rights issue has prevented us from releasing the trailer as planned. EA is trying to obtain the necessary approvals and we hope to bring the trailer to you soon."
Here's what we do know about the game formerly known as Overstrike. From the Fuse website:
When a volatile alien energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in co-op play as you deploy lethal teamwork and Fuse-powered weapons to take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft.
“LEAP” between agents during battle and combine their weapons and abilities for devastating results.
Combine the agents’ Fuse-powered weapons to trigger Fusion for greatly increased damage.
Develop agents along deep upgrade paths and discover all the possibilities for lethal teamwork.
That sounds pretty cool, a 4 player co-op, but with the ability to swap between classes if there aren't 4 people playing. An interesting take on the genre that should be great fun for a first play through but may limit replay if you've had the chance to use all the classes in one go.
Check out the main character (Dalton) and his "mag shield" ability:
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