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E3 2011: Insomniac assembles misfits spies for new multiplatform game, Overstrike

Insomniac has revealed its first non-Sony exclusive in 16 years; a tongue-in-cheek 4-player cooperative action game entitled Overstrike. Billed as an “Explosive Spy-Fi Adventure”, the title stars a crack(ed) team of agents called Overstrike 9 who must combine their misfit personalities and off-the-wall skills  to stop a global terrorist group from wiping humanity off the face of the earth.

Hm, that seems to be a reccuring theme at E3, no?

Check out the new trailer plucked fresh from EA's E3 press conference:



“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 Insomniac boss Ted Price, adding, “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”

Judging by the trailer alone, Overstrike appears to take a slightly more humorous approach to the action genre, paring Mass Effect-esque action with Team Fortress 2 charm. Hopefully we'll see more of this title soon so we can make much more educated comparisons.

Overstrike is being made for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

June 6, 2011

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13 comments

  • alex-roy-bristol - May 2, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    Such a different art direction now... :s
  • ThatGuyFromTV - June 8, 2011 2:43 a.m.

    Loving the humor in this game; plus this goes on the 360 too so I wont miss out on it
  • Pry0citer - June 7, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    This looks great, same old Insomniac humor, looks like creative weapons, and looks like they've had some practice w/ 4 player co-op with Ratchet ALL 4 ONE. Should be a nice change of pace. Im looking forward to it :D
  • Stuv - June 7, 2011 8:20 a.m.

    The art style and characters remind me of The Incredibles. Colour me intrigued.
  • Tito45 - June 7, 2011 3:48 a.m.

    this game looks amazing. I'm definitely keeping an eye on this. :D
  • ThePrivateer - June 7, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    This looks great! Or at least, the trailer is fun. i would like to see some gameplay. Looks like it'll be good, regardless!
  • Gahmah - June 6, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    God that looks fun!
  • NightAce84 - June 6, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    I've been waiting for the Insomniac multi-platform IP for a while now, and they didn't disappoint. Of course, it would have been nice to see some gameplay, but this sequence already has made me extremely excited for this game.
  • 435 - June 6, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    If nothing else, this trailer is an amazing bit of animation. I am in love. :x
  • Markstone - June 6, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    I'm holding judgement until I see some gameplay, but based on Insomniac's track record I have high hopes for this game.
  • EuroAsianManOfDiscovery - June 6, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    Thank god it doesn't look like another grimdark! shooter kinda like what happened to Resistance. Looks nice, hope it plays nice!
  • Gameguy94 - June 6, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    This game looks like SO much fun! Can't wait!
  • sgloomy - June 6, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    I saw the trailer in the conference coverage. the renderings look great and the concept is good, I would have liked to see some gameplay though.

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