Insomniac Games’ upcoming third person shooter Fuse now has an official release date. Hitting stores in Australia on May 30th, Fuse is an all new IP and the first multi-platform title from Insomniac who are known for the PS3 franchises Resistance and Ratchet & Clank.
The story of Fuse starts with a rogue paramilitary group called Raven discovering that there is a powerful alien technology, called Fuse believe it or not, hidden in a secret government facility. Fuse was recovered in the 1940s from a crash site and experimentation found that it could be used to transform standard metals and elements into lethal weapons. Once Raven learned about it they decided it would be a good idea to steal it to sell to terrorists for big bucks, so they did. After the theft has been pulled off the CIA call in a small independent team called Overstrike 9 to recover the Fuse and stop Raven, that’s where you come in.
Fuse is a four-person co-op shooter which allows players to either play by themselves or with up to 3 friends controlling the members of Overstrike 9: Dalton Brooks, Naya Deveraux, Izzy Sinclair and Jacob Kimble. While playing single player you can jump between any of the four characters available to take on the different challenges you face utilising the varied abilities of your whole team. Each of the characters is equipped with a different experimental weapon which each have a different special ability. These abilities can also be used together to create more powerful results, and each weapon also has a Fusion Mode which turns the character into a pretty powerful killing machine. Handy.
I’ve attached some infographics about each of the characters and their weapons, as well as some screenshots below so if you want to find out more then check them out. The video below is a bit of a walkthrough by Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price showing off the mechanics of the game and fleshing out the story a little bit more which is quite cool if you can spare the 18 minutes it takes to watch it.
Fuse will be out on Xbox 360, PS3 on May 30th in Australia and May 31st in New Zealand.