During EA's E3 2011 press conference, Ted Price announced that Insomniac games was working on a multiplatform co-op shooter.
Insomniac Games, most known for their PS3 exclusives, the Resistance and Rachet & Clank series are now working with EA to release a multiplatform co-op shooter. I'll let Ted Price take it from here:
Here's the full press release:
EA AND INSOMNIAC GAMES REVEAL NEW FOUR-PLAYER CO-OP ACTION GAME OVERSTRIKE
Award-Wining Developer Makes its Worldwide Multiplatform Debut with an Explosive Spy-Fi Adventure
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 6, 2011 – A shadowy organization has threatened to take over the world and there’s only one team that can stop it: Overstrike 9. This afternoon during the Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), EA and independent developer Insomniac Games (creator of the Ratchet & Clank™ and Resistance™ franchises) announced the first details of the highly-anticipated game, Overstrike. Combining Insomniac’s knack for imaginative weaponry with immersive and witty storytelling, Overstrike is a four-player cooperative action game featuring a team of elite agents called Overstrike 9. Comprised of an ex-mercenary, a lifelong thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective, the members of Overstrike 9 are considered outcasts within their own organization, but are the best team suited to stop a global terrorist group from attempting to wipe out humankind. Overstrike 9 uses lethal teamwork and an arsenal of fringe-tech gadgets to infiltrate and destroy enemy strongholds. Overstrike marks Insomniac’s first multiplatform release and will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
“Overstrike presents a unique blend of features that have long been a part of the Insomniac DNA: high powered gadgets, action-heavy gameplay, memorable characters in a deep and mysterious universe and of course a touch of humor,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. “And since this is our first multiplatform game, we’re especially excited to introduce ourselves to a new audience – one which may not have experienced our previous games.”
Overstrike will launch on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
How does Lara Croft look like these days?
She looks great! With this game being a reboot, or telling of origins of the series, how will the story unfold for this archaeologist?
Honesty, she looks great before the breast implants! :D
Where has Jack, from MadWorld, gone to?
He's kicking some ass and taking some names! This time, he's not alone!
Are you going to get in the way of a man with TWO chainsaws for a hand?
Just watched the Nintendo press conference for the wii u. I love the wii u but hate that they are still using the Nintendo wii as the console it runs off of. Or is the wii-u a totally new console with improved graphics and 1080p outputs?
- Appearantly I was hasty with my take on the video from the conference. My brother-in-law pointed out this tech spec list that claims to be from Nintendo. I hope our guys at the conference got a copy of this spec sheet to confirm it. But it shows that the wii u is actually a NEW CONSOLE with updated graphics and 1080p outputs. Here is the list of specs
- It also seems there are some games that are displaying PS3 game play visual levels. I'm not 100% sure just how well they compare at this point since I'm going by what I see on the videos. Actual game play could be less pretty if these early builds turn out to be final builds. I am completely blown away by the Aliens trailer, the new wii-u UI and controller will make that game jump off the screen and completely freak you out like the movie did.
Nintendo has released a specs sheet for its upcoming system, Wii U.
Text direct from Nintendo:
Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
New Controller: The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once.
The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the
Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance
Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density
optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI,
component, S-video and composite.
Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its
memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.
Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible
with Wii games and Wii accessories.
By: BatRastered Jun 14, 2011 | 7 Comments
Pro gamer FnJimmy goes hands-on with Skyward Sword in the Nintendo booth. Watch as he destroys the first demo and has time for another.
FnJimmy and I headed to the Nintendo booth to play some Zelda Skyward Sword. You can choose the bird riding level, a dungeon level, or a boss battle. They only give you a 10 minute demo to keep the lines moving and FnJimmy had played a little bit of the combat last year, so I encouraged him to take on the bird riding.
Most of the people in front of us had tried the bird riding too, none of them seemed able to beat it in the 10 minutes allowed. Noobs... give that Wii mote to FnJimmy and watch him do his best Fred Savage from that one movie from the 80's...
Uhhh... No, the other one...
Yeah, he may be a n00b at FPS games, but FnJimmy was born with a Nintendo controller in his hand. Okay... back to reality... Watch FnJimmy rail the birds so fast he still has time to do the dungeon level. "Good job, Jimmy!"
FnJimmy had a huge grin on his face after that and wouldn't let us leave the Nintendo booth until I had recorded his takes. So here is the offical FnJimmy hands-on impressions of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword releases this holiday season for the Nintendo Wii.
By: goukijones Jul 2, 2011 | 6 Comments
E3 2011 Exclusive: Team Gouki checked out Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. While BatRastered grills the PR Jimmy, GoukiJones raips on screen. Later FnJimmy offers his take as well. Don't be a Jimmy!
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a cheap game Jimmy, $40 bucks out the gate. We might have a serious deal of fun here. 3 player online co-op, 4 different suits to use and upgrade, tons of bugs and aliens to shoot and destructible environments. Developed by Vicious Cycle Software out of North Carolina, EDF could be their best game yet. Of course "could be" is the key word there since I haven't actually played the final product. I am hype.
I had fun while playing the demo. You can check out my killin' bugs and dropping buildings in the video below, while BatRastered asks as many questions as he can.
E3 2011 Exclusive Interview and Gameplay
We're outta town this week Jimmys. We're going to be in L.A. for E3 2011. User stories have been unlocked to 5 per day. Best stories written about E3 win exclusive swag from the show. Follow us on Twitter for live updates. Visit Gouki.com/e3 for more info.
Gouki.com is an independent video game website where users can post their own content. We produce original videos and educate our users on saving money. Number 1 in the World!
That's right during E3 you will be able to write up to 5 stories a day. C'mon, we dare ya. The best stories written about E3 will win actual swag we get from the show. I will personally be tweeting the prizes as I collect them.
To be eligible, your story has to be approved by moderators. And we have some special guest moderators this week. (So don't be a Jimmy.) BatRastered will also over see all of the stories posted on Gouki.com. Do not get your story deleted by BatRastered. The man has high standards. Read the Faq if yer a nuab.
Once approved, just share your story, via Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Stumbleupon and/or you can even post your stories to our Raptr.com feed.
You're story should offer a unique take on the news. Report accurately and link to any source.
You can read more about our contest for stories during E3 here: http://gouki.com/Story/Details/e3-2011-story-contest
BatRastered and FnJimmy will be on the show floor. You can follow them on Twitter and send them tips on what to check our while at E3 2011. What do you Jimmys want to see?
Anybody can tweet ont he Gouki.com official hashtag #e3gouki and watch it appear on the time line on our E3 2011 page.
I'll be talking to Jimmys behind closed doors. Please check out my schedule and tell me what you are most excited to hear about. http://gouki.com/Story/Details/goukijones-e3-2011-schedule-and-want-list
Follow me on Twitter for my take on Skullgirls, Skyrim, Neverdead, Tomb Raider, the Ubisoft and Nintendo Press Conferences and more. It full-on fully man.
@goukijones - Send me your reactions, your questions, tell me what swag you want me to save for you.
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Thanks for watching, thanks for being a member, thanks for being a part of the Gouki.com. Here's to one hell of a week in L.A. It's E3 2011 baby!
I got a chance to play Resistance 3 at Sony's E3 2011 booth, here's my take.
FnJimmy and I were waiting in line to play some Resistance 3 at Sony's booth. We thought we were going to play some multiplayer. Turns out we were playing the campaign even though they had the TVs set up side by side like the do for all their MP demos (like Uncharted and Starhawk). The Sony rep points me at the second TV in the row, lucky me, I got the one with 3D enabled. I put the goggles on over my glasses, not particularly comfortable, but not too bad until I also try to put the headphones on, now I've got three things on my ears.
Anyway the game controlled and felt like I expected, complete with the Sony R1 instead of trigger to fire that I've come to hate and expect in every exclusive PS3 game. (Seriously, WTF?)
I don't know if something was wrong with the 3D goggles (low battery?) or if all the E3 lights and flashes were interfering with the signal, but I had a bunch of cross talk, to the point that I had two reticules to aim through which obviously made targeting a bit of a trick. I wasn't sure if I should aim at the left, right, or split the difference. By the end of the demo... well I didn't stay for the end of the demo, I just quit after about 5 minutes as I did not want to spend the rest of my day at E3 with a splitting (see what I did there) headache.
Resistance seems like an above-average FPS in a market flooded with them, so I'm not super hyped about it (especially given the PS3 exclusive controls, I like my FPS on the 360). I'm totally not excited for 3D to come to my house any time soon.
Resistance 3 ships September 6, 2011 for the PS3.
By: fnjimmy Jun 11, 2011 | 6 Comments
Batman Arkham City is going to be amazing. Catwoman gameplay is it own unique style. I can't wait to play the full on version.
I can't say much. What can I say? This is my take right after I played Batman Arkham City at E3 2011 last Wednesday.
Adding some new faces helps but half the roster?
Just one of the new faces you'll be seeing this time around. Patroclus is the son of Sophitia. His sister Pyrrha will also be in the game. The roster will be 20 - 30 characters, plus there will be a create a charachter option of some sort.
I made mention of a lot of new faces before but here they have confirmed half of the roster will be new. How do the fans of the series feel about that? And with 10 - 15 returning characters who do you want to see? Any characters you hope are getting cut? Plus we have had some talk about bonus characters, who are you hoping for? I'll try the game no matter what because of the history I have with it, but I might not be pre-ordering this. There is still a ways to go before we see the real game and the version they let people play at E3 was barely built. And with all these new characters being brought in what can we expect? If you aren't a fan of the series what would it take for you to give the game a chance?
Here's how it's all going down. I've never had an appointment at E3, now I have a full 3 day schedule. Also my own want list of games I want to see there. And a look at some of our new equipment we have to bring you guys the best coverage ever.
E3 2011 Want List
These are games I really want to see/play that I probably won't get the chance to. They are in no particular order.
Uncharted 3 - Campaign and Multiplayer
Hawken - I want to get my hands on this game bad, but I spoke to Adhesive Games and they are not going to be at the show.
Dragon's Dogma - Badass Nice looking game. I want to PWN!
SmackDown Vs Raw 2012 - I will probably hunt down this game.
Darksiders 2 - I'm going to try and find this game as well. Look out THQ I'm comin' for ya!
Aliens: Colonial Marines - This is a game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sega, I want to check this out for sure.
Bioshock Infinite - Duh! 2K is being Jimmys about me getting in that booth though. Nubfarm.
Mass Effect 3 - Just wanna have a look and see what this game is going to be about. I'm currently playing through Mass Effect 1 right now and it is officially one of my favorite games of all time.
Battlefield 3 - I'd love to go a round in the multiplayer.
Gears of War 3 - How man giant worms can we fit into one campaign and or trilogy? I want to find out.
Halo 4 - lol. Even if it's the Halo 1 remake. Can't wait to see where Microsoft goes with this game.Read full story...
By: BatRastered Jun 18, 2011 | 9 Comments
FnJimmy and BatRastered head to Hollywood to see what's up with the new Transformers MMO currently in development.
Team Gouki was invited to a party for the new Transformers MMO - Transformers Universe, to be launched some time in 2012. The party was at the same time as the Sony press conference, so GoukiJones couldn't attend. FnJimmy and I watched a stream of the Sony conference and showed up fashionably late to the party. We were told there was free booze.
FnJimmy hearts Optimus
Given that E3 takes place at the LACC right in the heart of downtown L.A., attending a party in Hollywood meant a $30 cab ride (each way). This meant we had to have a bunch of free booze and hors d'oeuvres to make up for the trip. FnJimmy of course wouldn't eat anything because it had ingredients, so I made sure he got his fill of cleverly named drinks (there was an Autobotini and I can't really remember any other names as I had a dozen gin and tonics). I, on the other hand dined on lamb meatballs, mushroom flatbread pizza, and feta cheese stuffed pastry.
Oh yeah, the game... Well we didn't see anything of the game except for a teaser of a generic robot and the "2012" date. You can see it in FnJimmy's video here (warning, drunken rambling ahead):
There was a station set up to make your own transformer, unfortunately the customizations were somewhat limited because only the first three items in each section were unlocked. This meant that there were only 24 possible different combinations to choose, so everyone's looked pretty similar. FnJimmy and I printed ours out on expensive photo paper anyway.
We didn't see anything like this...
We were entertained by the band "Black Cherry" from the UK. They were awesome, I even spent some time talking to them between sets. FnJimmy was hit on by an attractive British girl because of his shirt. No action taken on his part. I don't actually remember this, so it's a good thing I tweeted it to remind me later. Here's another random tweet of the location, outside.
Another random picture we didn't see...
After we'd had enough (which is to say, the band was done playing and the food was done being served) we finished our last drinks and headed back to the hotel, ready to kick off E3 with a massive hangover. Good thing we got some real breakfast the next day and not an egg salad sandwich... JIMMY!
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