Fuse release date set - Gematsu
Fuse release date set
posted on 03.23.13 at 11:09 PM EST by (@salromano)
Get Insomniac's four-person shooter in May.


Fuse, Electronic Arts and Insomniac’s four-person co-op action shooter for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will launch on May 28 in North America and May 31 in Europe, the publisher announced at PAX East in Boston.

The game puts players in the boots of covert agents Dalton Broks, Izzy Sinclar, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux, who each boast their own unique Xenotech weapon and skill set.

“Insomniac Games is known for delivering best-in-class weaponry that breaks the mold of traditional video games — and Fuse is no different,” said Ted Price, CEO and Founder of Insomniac Games. “These Xenotech weapons further the innovation players will find in this unique, action co-op shooter. We can’t wait to bring Fuse, our first multi-platform game, to gamers worldwide this May.”

Consumers who pre-order Fuse will unlock special armor and weapon customizations for the game’s four agents.

Pre-order bonuses include:

  • Four Hyperion Prototype Agent Armor Skins: Upgrade your agents’ look with four special, state-of-the-art armor skins discovered inside the top-secret Hyperion Base
  • Four Hyperion Prototype Weapon Skins: Customize your Fuse weapons with four skins based on each of the original prototypes developed inside Hyperion Base
  • Quickdraw Team Perk: Increase your damage with this team perk adding powerful Fuse elements to all one-handed weapons for all four characters in your squad
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  • Skerj

    If there’s a pre-order bonus for bringing it back to its old style then I’m in.

    • Elvick

      A preorder bonus to bring a completely different game into Fuse?

      Because… Overstrike was most certainly not going to be this with a better art style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWARNHwo230

      • Solomon_Kano

        Wow. Having not followed this at all since the name change, I can’t even believe how big of a turnaround this is from the original trailer’s tone. They even changed Dalton’s voice… well, and everything else about him.

        • Elvick

          Yeah, I stumbled on that video a few days ago after not following the game at all for a really long time. It’s night and day.

          It makes me sad that we’ll never have Overstrike. Sometimes I hate the industry.

          • Solomon_Kano

            It kinda makes me laugh. When it was announced that they’d partnered with EA, Fuse is the kind of game I pictured them making. Then the Overstrike trailer dropped and I changed my tune. Well, guess I had it the first time.

            It really does disturb me how homogenized the industry gets sometimes.

            • Skerj

              Blame focus testers, they are the reason we got Fuse instead of Overstrike. Apparently style = cartoony and for kids. Someone tell this to TF2 and Loadout.

  • I’m not expecting much from this game to be honest, already heard some bad press about it

  • Elvick

    All of my no.

  • Nope.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m disappointed by how bad this looks. I don’t know that it would’ve been any different in its gameplay had it remained as Overstrike, but at the least I could’ve bought into it for its personality. Overstrike looked refreshing after them spending most of this gen on Resistance, but then it turned into this. This just looks… no. Which is a real shame, because I really enjoy Insomniac’s work, and I was looking forward to the folks who haven’t had Playstations finally getting a taste of that mix of humor, aesthetic, and gameplay that made people fall in love with them across Spyro and Ratchet & Clank.

    All that said, I’ll still try the game. It doesn’t sound particularly interesting, nor does it look it, but I’m obligated to at least give Insomniac’s latest a try.

    • DarthBrian

      Tried liking more than once but Disqus won’t let me do that. Oh well.

  • Unverified

    I keep feeling that partnering with EA might just be the worst decision Insomniac Games has ever made… In a better world, these guys should be working on a stunning PS4 project instead of this “doomed-to-fail-before-it-launches-because-of-EA” game.

    • syaznifaiq

      typical EA

  • I loved the direction shown in the reveal trailer. This looks like a bland, cookie-cutter 4 player co-op game with futuristic weapons. Can’t imagine it will sell well enough for EA to consider working with Insomniac again. Ironic, as Insomniac “wanted to reach a bigger audience” by going multi-platform.

  • Tetsu

    Goodbye, Overstrike.

  • Prodigy-X

    This game is too damn Generic. Insomniac should let Sony buy them.

  • Such a shame, the original game looked so great, it was oozing with potential. Then it turned into what the game is now. At the most, it’s a rental for me.

  • Such a shame, the original game looked so great, it was oozing with potential. Then it turned into what the game is now. At the most, it’s a rental for me.

  • Such a shame, the original game looked so great, it was oozing with potential. Then it turned into what the game is now. At the most, it’s a rental for me.