Sunset Overdrive coming this fall, first look gameplay trailer
posted on 05.08.14 at 01:55 PM EST by (@salromano)
Microsoft details Day One Edition digital bonuses.

Sunset Overdrive

Following this morning’s screenshots and preview blowout, Microsoft and Insomniac Games have released the first look gameplay trailer for Sunset Overdrive, confirming a fall 2014 release frame.

Additionally, Microsoft detailed the game’s Day One Edition. Consumers who pick up first-print copies of the game will get the following digital bonuses:

  • “Nothin’ but the Hits” gun: An overcharged version of the High Fidelity gun that launches limited edition, priceless, multi-colored vinyls that do increased damage.
  • “It’s Me! Fizzie!” outfit: Fizzie is more popular than you because he has a great marketing budget. So, why not dress up as him and get in on some of that fame?
  • “Hardcore! Hammer”: You ponder buying the Day One Edition of “Sunset Overdrive.” A spot check reveals that if you do, you can equip a mighty hammer made from a bat and spiked dumb-bells. You buy the Day One Edition of “Sunset Overdrive.”

Watch the gameplay trailer below.

  • Sonneh

    Kind of looks like a Infamous ripoff…

    • Solomon_Kano

      Infamous was a stylish 3rd person shooter with a focus on customization… ? Damn, I must’ve played the wrong one.

    • Zackasaur

      It definitely has those vibes, but the gameplay is a lot clunkier, and the style is less serious. It also seems to favour weapons over powers.

      Also, it’s technically a zombie game.

  • BossTuff

    Looks so good. Need it in my veins.

  • DarthBrian

    Looks pretty good. Still not sure how people can grind with regular shoes like that. I assume they’re special shoes. :p

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It’s a game, that is how.

      • DarthBrian

        A game should still follow the rules! :p

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Why? Games are meant to be these super awesome places where we can escape to.

          • DarthBrian

            Unless they do things that take me out of the experience like grinding on rails with regular shoes. :p

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              But that’s the point. Super awesome things.

              • DarthBrian

                All they have to do is say “These are special shoes” and then I don’t care. :p

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Mmn

                  • Tetsu

                    Mmn?

                • Anime10121

                  Sora cuts creatures of darkness with a beating keystick in Kingdom Hearts…

                  I agree with Aura, its a game, so let loose and have fun with it :P

                  • DarthBrian

                    Don’t be knocking the Keyblade! Kingdom Hearts is light!!!

  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

    looks as stupid as i expected. no buy from me. “tiny slice of the pie”. I doubt it. probably just more of the same

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    My heart breaks seeing this game. It looks like a lot of fun.

    • Six

      Seeing a fun game makes you sad?

      • Zackasaur

        He is ethically opposed to the publisher, so he isn’t buying. Hence sads.

        • Six

          Still not as outrageous as some of the reactions on sites like NeoGAF.

          I’m beginning to dread what’ll happen if MS pulls something like an exclusive Platinum or Mistwalker game.

          It’s going to be a long, long console generation for some people.

          • Zackasaur

            If that’s how MS want to spend their money, then all we can do is shrug and buy or not buy, really. I don’t expect a whole lot of success out of the idea for MS. Look at what happened when they tried to buy up JRPGs.

          • bloodiOS

            It’s NeoGAF though, they ain’t normal, man. They need all that melodrama to live.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Only on Xbox 1 so I won’t be able to play it.

  • rurifan

    The trailer narrator’s voice alone makes me want to never see this game again.

    • MrKappa

      He does kind of have that d-bag voice.

  • Syltique

    Well shit, that came out of nowhere. Looks fantastic. Sony better start showing something, because next up is Quantum Break.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Uh… this didn’t come out of nowhere… it was announced at last years E3 during Microsoft’s conference. I fell in love with it but said no because X1 is a tough sell. What do you mean up next is Quantum Break?

      • Solomon_Kano

        They didn’t say the game came out of nowhere. This gameplay footage very much did though.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Mmn

      • Skerj

        Because it’s this and Quantum Break for the fall for them vs DriveClub and I suppose The Order for PS4.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Mmmh I thought Quantum Break was on both?

          • Solomon_Kano

            Both platforms?

            Perhaps you have it confused with another game, seeing as they made a point to show off the TV elements that they were only able to incorporate thanks to their new Xbox TV studios thing. This was in the same span as them announcing Spielberg producing a Halo show with it as well.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Must be.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Fuck. This actually looks amazing. Fuse had me skeptical, but clearly that was a misfire. This shit looks like Crackdown with a dash of JSR. Do want.

    • Six

      It’s easy just to blame EA for that one.

      • Solomon_Kano

        That seems to be the default. I don’t want to remove Insomniac from any responsibility for that, but when they follow that with Into the Nexus and this, well… it looks that way.

        • Anime10121

          So into the Nexus was good (havent bought it yet, though I loved the future games, All4One had me skeptical)?

          • MrFinalgamer

            Short, but sweet

            • Anime10121

              Welp, another game to add to the backlogue then :)

  • True Gamer

    Damn, now im getting a Xbox one this year instead of next. Imma have to move my systems so that big ass box can fit lol

  • Lightthrower

    This looks much better than Titanfall.

    • DarthBrian

      Looks a shit-ton better than Fuse too.

      • MrKappa

        Hey now! Fuse was awesome and didn’t get the credit or time it deserved because of EA.
        I wish it got a sequel.

        • DarthBrian

          EA interfering with it is precisely why Fuse sucked. It was not awesome. It could’ve been awesome, but EA made sure it wasn’t because EA sucks.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Looks like a completely different sort of game…

  • MrKappa

    Looks fun like most insomniac games but something about the color of the city makes me sick.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Maybe it isn’t the color and more that there is so much color. It is a very vibrant city, and the name Sunset City is very appropriate for it.

    • Budgiecat

      We’ve gotten too used to desaturated clay red, brown, and grey Earth tones with fake looking baked lighting…

  • bloodiOS

    Looks like a bucketful of silly fun but at the same time, it doesn’t look like something I would pay more than $15 for.

    • Six

      Since downvoting is gone, I’ll have to settle for this.

      Your post is horrible. Like, really, really horrible.

      • 罪罰

        yup.

      • bloodiOS

        Can’t help it if the gameplay shown in the video gave me that impression, man. This team had mostly created games that I think would be fun to play but none of them ever felt like something I would be willing to pay more than the price of an indie game. I know you love what you’re seeing there but sorry, it really doesn’t grip me all that hard, felt more like yanking on my sleeves actually.

        • Budgiecat

          what makes it any less impressive than Infamous SS really?

          • bloodiOS

            How should I know? I didn’t buy or play I:SS.

            • Budgiecat

              Neither did I, but like you, I’ve seen more than enough gameplay vids and screenshots to compare to this…

              • bloodiOS

                Then go and compare it yourself, I’m not motivated enough to do that.

                • Budgiecat

                  You don’t need to.

                  thats why we have memories

                  • bloodiOS

                    I truly couldn’t care less.

                    • Budgiecat

                      You cared enough to observe and post your opinion of both games so don’t even try it :P

                    • bloodiOS

                      I meant I couldn’t care less if we have memories or not. Here and now I ain’t comparing the two and not in any way saying that it’s less impressive than I:SS. And unless you’re blind, I even admitted that this game is bucketful of silly fun. I’m simply saying that it’s not the kind of fun that would entertain me long enough to spend more than $15. In the first place, what would my comment of on one game have to do with one on another when the two games individually aimed for different things? So how about you stop weaving this bullshit before it becomes even more retarded than it already is.

  • Six

    Sweet baby Jesus.

  • Skerj

    All kinds of bought. How come it looks like they can pull this off decently yet drop the ball on everything else outside of well Ratchet?

    • Zackasaur

      I’m still quite skeptical of this, tbh. Insomniac have become pretty terrible, so I don’t have faith in their name anymore.

  • MrRobbyM

    I just hope there’s much more to the game than jumping around and killing the same enemies over and over with a boss fight every once in a while. Otherwise, I’d get bored really fast,

    • Zackasaur

      It does appear to work that way, so it may not be up your alley.

    • desponent

      Yeah it’s basically Dynasty Warriors.

      With guns.

      And parkour.

      Sounds kinda awesome if I’m a fan of DW I guess.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Wow, the game looks amazing. Reminds me so much of Ratchet and Clank.

    Looking forward to playing it.

  • AecArc

    Is walling running/shooting the new thing for MS?

    • BossTuff

      Yes, Phil Spencer himself said that any games published by Microsoft needs to include those gameplay mechanics. I’m surprised you didn’t see the news.

      • Zackasaur

        Srsly, that news was everywhere after they hosted Parkour USA this year.

  • Raiyu

    Game looks great, looking forward to seeing more.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Wow! Okay, Insomniac.

    http://i.imgur.com/NJyzhBu.gif

  • MrFinalgamer

    I’m so glad my favorite Dev still has that amazing touch to create unique, and fun games! I’ll be waiting for the next Ratchet/new IP for the PS4, but Xbone owners looks like will be in for one amazing treat

    Off topic, What the hell happened to FUSE? I mean. the game was just so…average, and you wouldn’t think it was a game made by Insomniac. Was it EA fucking it up, or something?

    • Kobracon

      Yes, If you saw its ORIGINAL trailer before it was called FUSE, it looked like an Insomniac game. Then EA went “THIS COLORFUL SHIT WON’T SELL!” and painted it gray and made it gritty….

      • MrFinalgamer

        Oh I did watch that trailer. Overstrike looked awesome, but then out of nowhere we got some boring gray shooter…fuck EA

  • Anime10121

    FUCK… I need an Xbox One… and SOON :/

    Was not planning on wanting one this early but I’ll be damned if that trailer didnt make my stance on Sunset Overdrive do a complete 180! The teaser looked boring, this however looked AWESOME!!!

  • tokyobassist

    Still not buying an Xbox One but I’m sure as hell mooching off my friends that aren’t using theirs for this game lol.

  • https://www.teepublic.com/user/ECM ECM

    I guess having picked up an XBONE on the spur of the moment isn’t going to be a total waste after all.

  • Claude

    Okay, this game looks awesome.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    It’s so pastel colorful it’s awesome.

  • Kobracon

    Well hello Insomniac! Good to see my old friends are back and still kicking hard. I love the colors, the weapons, the traversal attacks look great and the enemies look interesting. Wish I had an XBone but this certainly makes me really want one.

  • desponent

    Gameplay remind me of those simple shoot em up games during PSX era somehow.

  • krokounleashed

    my only complaint is the bad framerate for the moment.

  • JuhRo

    Ratchet and Clank meets InFamous — Jealousy…

  • shogunknight

    Looks like the main character of dead rising 3 in a ‘de Blob’ world

  • McPoo

    I’ve seen a few people on here say this reminds them of Infamous in some way – am I the only one that doesn’t see any resemblance whatsoever?

    This seems more like Crackdown mixed with Total Overdose

    • JuhRo

      It’s just fresh in my mind since I just platinum’d Infamous recently. — It’s the character movements and even character design, slightly along with an open world environment and free running.

      I see where you’re coming from with those games though. :) Even though I haven’t played either of them.