Fuse Announcement Trailer Sparks Into Action
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Here’s the first proper trailer for Insomniac’s first multiplatform title, Fuse.

From the studio that created the Ratchet & Clank, Spyro and Resistance series, Fuse began life as Overstrike. Now, following the release of yesterday’s screenshots we get to see the shooter in action.

“Fuse demonstrates what Insomniac does best: outlandish and gruesome weapons design, over-the-top action and a touch of humour,” Insomniac Games’ Founder and CEO, Ted Price said yesterday. 

“We’re especially excited to see how players utilise lethal teamwork by combining their Fuse weapons to stop a deadly arms race.”

Fuse is out in March 2013. You can find out a little bit more about the game here.


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Comment #1 by Senkei88
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 03:29:37 AM
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Peter Fox, pls...

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Comment #2 by DarkGin87
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 03:55:24 AM
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I was going to buy Overstrike because it looks quite funny Like borderlands.
I aint buying Fuse because well Fuse as the title sounds pretty crap and they made it a more serious 3rdPS.

Pause it at the 00:44 mark and the AI looks close to bf bad company 2 mulsplayer characters

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Comment #3 by Gageamatron
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:03:32 AM
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Yeah Overstrike looked way more stylized and exciting...

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Comment #4 by Vereecken
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:39:27 AM
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Comment #5 by PhoenixTemplar
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:37:57 AM
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I can picture the meeting at Insomniac. "Hey, instead of bright colors, a stylized look, and some humor, let's go for dull colors, realism, and a completely serious tone. Cause no one is doing that!"

Kinda disappointed in the direction they're going with this one to be honest.

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Comment #6 by Sarcastro
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:48:08 AM
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Reading the other comments, glad to know I'm not the only one who preferred the former style.

Game will likely still be a blast, but the original style had so much more personality.

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Comment #7 by VVh1pCr3am
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:01:04 AM
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It looks OK but I still would have preferred Overstrike.

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Comment #8 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:06:50 AM
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Whatever, gamers humour blows. Looks similar to VANQUISH so it seems right up my alley, although I said the same thing about Binary Domain before I played the demo.

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Comment #9 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:15:44 AM
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ehhh i always support insomniac and loved most of their games so far so i'll give this one a shot too i guess

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Comment #10 by quaneylfc
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:31:03 AM
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boooooring!!! so insomniac is a ps3 dev that creates the same common shitty shooters as the xbox ones do, btw i have an xbox not a ps3 i just think ps3 games are more unique in terms of gameplay and mechanics

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Comment #11 by WickedD365
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:30:58 AM
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WTF did I just watch?

All I saw was a "hide behind this big ass shield" game.

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Comment #12 by thisispreston
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:49:31 AM
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i was just thinking "what the games industry needs is more shooters"

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Comment #13 by TheTCD
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:51:41 AM
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Plan B on a trailer for an American made game is... surprising.

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Comment #14 by Blumpenstein
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:29:46 AM
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Overstrike looked funnier and less like all these "we're trying to be serious" games, which in turn, make them boring and have no character.

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Comment #15 by Akatsuki Sensor
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:20:03 AM
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@13 - I thought it was Hadouken! haha XD

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Comment #16 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:21:40 AM
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Sadface, I was really looking forward to Overstrike after the VGA trailer. Even without gameplay the setup and characters showed a lot of promise. Now I can wait for Fuse to hit the discount bin...Insomniac or no.

I'm really getting tired of publishers and designers assuming what gamers are going to want. 95% of the time they opt for fails like Star Wars Kinect instead of the games we really want to play.

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Comment #17 by The Kingslayer
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:45:02 AM
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As soon as I heard Plan B I had to turn it off, I can't stand that wigga.

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Comment #18 by General Redland
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:03:19 PM
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We'll see. It looks like they took it in a very different direction from their first trailer. It's grittier and gorier, with a focus on making everything look 'normal.' Some of the characters downgraded their over-the-top status and lost what made them really unique. It's a shame.
To clarify, there is in fact a fine line between over-the-top creativity and ridiculous design from lack of artistic creativity. I believe that this game was on the positive end of the spectrum.

Reasons why I think they changed:

1 - The (let's call him Team Leader)'s shield could have borne too great a resemblance to the vanguard shield in MassEffect. Though honestly I don't think it was that close. It could be a desire to distinguish it from the hardlight shield in Halo4 or any number of other sci-fi games.
2 - Several other posters have brought up the point that it could become associated with and possibly compared to Borderlands2 with 4 unique teammates in cooperative play and a cartoony style. Borderlands2 is slated to be a huge success and the comparison by gamers could hurt this game's sales.
3 - Military shooters are extremely popular, always sell well, and using an established graphics engine saves money.

Here's hoping they kept the personalities the same under those changing faces.

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Comment #19 by AirborneRichard
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:00:48 PM
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To bad they dropped the overstrike concept, but well some caracters in fuse look kinda simular to those shoed in overstrike. But hey its a squad based 3th person shooter and its prob or hopefull co-op so thats good enough for me, it def not looks bad so i def give this a go, i mean honest i heared ppl saying binary domain wasn,t much but i totaly enjoyed evey second of it. And with all those special "fuse" weapons it sure looks fun.

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Comment #20 by Kaskade
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:39:40 PM
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Looks pretty fun.Somewhat looks like Gears of War but that can be a good thing.

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Comment #21 by Guyver 182
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:36:32 PM
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Not sure about this one. Seems to be taking itself too seriously. I liked the lighter, more humorous tone of Overstrike more.

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Comment #22 by HalfEVILmonkey
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 10:36:33 PM
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This game = Prototype 2 + military shooter. Awesome! Now I can safely go back to sleep and never care about this game ever again!!

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Insomniac Games
Electronic Arts


US May 28, 2013
Europe May 31, 2013

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