Insomniac Reveals Its New Multiplatform Title, OverStrike

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Posted by Alex (1823 posts) -

We'd known Insomniac Games was going to debut its first foray into the realm of the multiplatform at this year's E3, but what, exactly, the game would be was entirely unknown... until now!

Ted Price brought his patented cheerful demeanor to EA's E3 2011 press conference to announce OverStrike, a new action title featuring a crew of sarcastic, violent-minded mercenaries out to save the world from evil. Probably.

Truth be told, we don't really know what the game is, yet. The trailer presented information on the game's four primary protagonists, their general styles, the kinds of absurd gadgets and weapons they'll employ, and gave an indication of the game's generally tongue-in-cheek demeanor--think Team Fortress 2 mixed with Human Target, or something along those lines--but no actual gameplay was shown.

Regardless, color us intrigued. We all like shooting guns, but something other than a deathly serious blockbuster military shooter sounds pretty good right now. We'll be sure to dig up everything we can on the game once E3 opens up its doors.

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#1 Posted by Alex (1823 posts) -

We'd known Insomniac Games was going to debut its first foray into the realm of the multiplatform at this year's E3, but what, exactly, the game would be was entirely unknown... until now!

Ted Price brought his patented cheerful demeanor to EA's E3 2011 press conference to announce OverStrike, a new action title featuring a crew of sarcastic, violent-minded mercenaries out to save the world from evil. Probably.

Truth be told, we don't really know what the game is, yet. The trailer presented information on the game's four primary protagonists, their general styles, the kinds of absurd gadgets and weapons they'll employ, and gave an indication of the game's generally tongue-in-cheek demeanor--think Team Fortress 2 mixed with Human Target, or something along those lines--but no actual gameplay was shown.

Regardless, color us intrigued. We all like shooting guns, but something other than a deathly serious blockbuster military shooter sounds pretty good right now. We'll be sure to dig up everything we can on the game once E3 opens up its doors.

Staff
#2 Posted by HeroicDrinkingSong (149 posts) -

Overstrike?

#3 Posted by Maystack (898 posts) -

Kinda reminds me of the incredibles for some reason.

#4 Posted by WJist (311 posts) -

Mysterious game footage at E3? Say it ain't so!

#5 Posted by RavenGunslinger (30 posts) -

This could be ok.

#6 Posted by Noxtis (8 posts) -

Could be interesting but without some game play footage hard to tell.

#7 Posted by rmanthorp (3692 posts) -

Looks so crazy! Ratchet weapons in a human focused game. CAN'T WAIT!

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#8 Posted by JacDG (2112 posts) -

I don't care what this game is, whatever Insomniac releases, I'll buy it. It looked pretty fun, humor plus ridiculous weapons? Could be great.

#9 Edited by Beaudacious (916 posts) -

This game has just become #1 on my list, Incredibles + TF2+ Insomniac Weapons how can we go wrong? Other then the bad name of course.

#10 Posted by guilherme (325 posts) -

This game looks fun

#11 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Cool set-up and characters, but what is the game? A shooter?

#12 Posted by Scodiac (448 posts) -

Love the vibe and the characters already.

#13 Posted by Yummylee (20542 posts) -

Made a good first impression. Great style, and looks to have a colourful, light sense of humour. Plus even more Steve Blum.

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#14 Posted by kerse (2037 posts) -

This game sounds really interesting.

#15 Posted by Ghostbuster123 (41 posts) -

That goop gun was straight out of The Incredibles.

#16 Posted by boxoflawls (95 posts) -

Kinda of liking it. I need more coop games to play.

#17 Posted by SuperSambo (2837 posts) -

The characters seemed pretty weak.

#18 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

looked pretty cool but didn't show enough to get too excited.

#19 Posted by rbanke (191 posts) -

I like the atmosphere, but they really havnt told us what kind of game it is.

#20 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2450 posts) -

Really good first impression but it's impossible to make a judgement without seeing any of the gameplay.

#21 Posted by Freezer_Burn (206 posts) -

I hate the name, but am very interested.

#22 Posted by Omega (817 posts) -

I think this game looks great. No gameplay yet, of course, but the characters and tone all look pretty good to me. 
 
I just hope it doesn't end up being Brute Force 2012. But I have faith in Insomniac.

#23 Posted by RTSlord (1195 posts) -

think its gonna be awful

#24 Posted by Czarpyotr (268 posts) -

@Maystack: Same here. In a good way though.

#25 Posted by thedevilbat (49 posts) -

Fun trailer. Too bad that means nothing.

#26 Posted by springtoast (35 posts) -

I really hope it's a good game, but I'm not going to get all hyped up about pre-rendered footage. Also I wonder if they'll need to cut back on Dalton Brooks' jaw to get the game running at 60FPS...

#27 Edited by metalsnakezero (2267 posts) -

Just need some gameplay video to know if this holds up. I can say that I give my trust to Insomniac to make this game good.

#28 Posted by fastidious (89 posts) -

Getting a Brute Force vibe from this trailer, but Insomniac usually makes pretty good games so I'll reserve judgement till it's released :D

#29 Posted by damswedon (3168 posts) -

Looks cool. It was my highlight of EA.

#30 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

Now...which version?

#31 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -
@buzz_killington: Yeah this is probably the new shooter EA was talking about.
 
 @Ghostbuster123: I thought that too, the Goop was like the one on the Incredibles, except it was cannons firing them
#32 Posted by ahgunsillyo (440 posts) -

Dalton Brooks is voiced by NOLAN NORTH.  

#33 Edited by Ascardon (65 posts) -

The trailer insomniac showed for overstrike was very amusing.A mix of terminator/team fortress 2 and sprinkled with some agent 007 vibe.Awesome!.

#34 Posted by Surkov (989 posts) -
@Beaudacious said:
This game has just become #1 on my list, Incredibles + TF2+ Insomniac Weapons how can we go wrong? Other then the bad name of course.
This was my thought exactly when I saw that trailer.
#35 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -
#36 Posted by SSully (4059 posts) -

It seems fun, but some gameplay would be nice

#37 Posted by Nidzumi (107 posts) -

Here's hoping that the story lets you juggle between all four characters while they're doing their own parts of a mission. I'd hate it if you were just one guy with three other AI controlled characters following you.

#38 Posted by GozerTC (452 posts) -
@fastidious said:
Getting a Brute Force vibe from this trailer, but Insomniac usually makes pretty good games so I'll reserve judgement till it's released :D

I was worrying the same thing. But I'll reserve judgement. :)  
#39 Posted by TheGlitchmaster (68 posts) -

This is the first game I'm legit excited for from E3 so far.

#40 Posted by shodan2020 (652 posts) -

Sounds interesting. Insomniac makes great games, and I'm really excited I'll be able to play this on my 360.

#41 Posted by roguetracer (9 posts) -
@ahgunsillyo said:
Dalton Brooks is voiced by NOLAN NORTH.  
Noooooooooooo. He is in almost EVERYTHING!
#42 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

This could be fun if they can pull it off.  Special ops with a touch of comedy similar to Uncharted.  I'm interested.

#43 Posted by DarkbeatDK (1188 posts) -

@roguetracer said:

@ahgunsillyo said:
Dalton Brooks is voiced by NOLAN NORTH.
Noooooooooooo. He is in almost EVERYTHING!

Nolan North IS video games

#44 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

Game: The Game

#45 Posted by pakattak (183 posts) -

Anyone else getting a Phil LaMarr vibe from the Kimball character?

#46 Posted by MeatSim (10594 posts) -

They fought some sort of new Terminator in the trailer.

#47 Posted by Mutley (299 posts) -

I hope its 3rd person with platforming AND shooting

#48 Posted by UlquioKani (933 posts) -

I laughed a bit so they hit the humour bell for me at least

#49 Posted by Beaudacious (916 posts) -

I'd guess with certainty its a 3rd person shooter/action game, what else do studios make these days? A cross between ratchet and resistance.

#50 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@ahgunsillyo said:
Dalton Brooks is voiced by NOLAN NORTH.  
sold

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