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Meet Fuse's 'Overstrike 9,' a team of four

Despite what you may have seen, the members of the Fuse Overstrike 9 team have faces. And they use them to see where to shoot, and to issue one-liners at one another....

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Oddball world of Fuse: Splicing the Insomniac DNA with Smash TV

Fuse is a difficult game to preview; it's a busy experience with plenty of interconnected systems and a HUD that brims over with symbols, numbers and meters of various sorts. Insomniac's coming shooter thumbs its nose at the current era of clean user interfaces, which attempt to disguise vital...

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Fuse delayed to second quarter of 2013

During EA's fiscal third quarter earnings call, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that Insomniac's PS3 and Xbox shooter, Fuse, has been delayed. "We've decided to move the launch of Fuse to Q1 of fiscal 2014," said Jorgensen. That puts the release of the futuristic co-op shooter somewhere between the...

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Fuse trailer sticks its beak where it don't belong

The leader of Fuse starring squad Overstrike 9, Dalton Brooks, has a blanket set of rules he likes to follow – too bad his set of rules don't apply to alien weaponry and waves of murderous occupant soldiers....

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Insurmountable odds in Fuse's wave-based 'Echelon Mode'

Echelon mode in Fuse is what Insomniac CEO Ted Price calls "co-opetitive," a variant on the Gears of War 'Horde' mode. Players must survive twelve waves of increasingly more difficult enemies – the exact configuration of each wave is randomized, though you're always guaranteed two boss battle...

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Insomniac boss Ted Price explains Fuse's box art

As soon as it was revealed, commenters on popular gaming websites and communities around the internet called the Fuse box art out, citing its odd aesthetic of cutting off the four main characters' faces and intense use of the color orange. "I'm very clear on what the reaction has been from some of...

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Fuse combines bonuses with pre-orders

Fuse has a few pre-order bonuses for those extra keen to join Overstrike 9. Developer Insomiac Games revealed pre-orders include four Hyperion Prototype Agent armor skins, four Hyperion Prototype weapon skins, and a Quickdraw team perk which buffs up your squad's one-handed weapons. Last month we...

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Fuse screens head to cooler climes

Insomniac has sent along a group of new screens for Fuse, which you may remember as Overstrike. In the shots below you can see the Overstrike 9 team up close in the tech lab where they initially find the Fuse weapons, and in a new snow-swathed landscape. The game's coming to Xbox 360 and PS3...

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Even after Overstrike, Insomniac's Fuse continues to change

Even if you happen to be the biggest fan of Insomniac's Fuse, formerly called Overstrike and coming to consoles next year, you may have missed one little detail in the brand new video released by Insomniac and EA yesterday. Izzy Sinclair, the hacking and healing main character, has a brand new look...

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Insomniac's Ted Price takes you through 18 minutes of Fuse

Insomniac Games president and CEO Ted Price narrates this video for Fuse, taking you through the four playable members of the Overstrike squad, their weapons, and their skill-based progressions. Also covered are the co-operative elements, including 'Fusion' mode which as Price puts it lets all...

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