Much ado was made about Insomniac leaving its PS3-only heritage to work on a multiplatform game, but their new IP looks to be putting a lot of those doubters in their place. Called Overkill, the Xbox 360 and PS3 game will feature four-player co-op action and online gameplay.
Overstrike follows the tale of a ragtag team called “Overstrike 9,” comprised of an ex-mercenary, a lifelong thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective. Overstrike 9 is considered a group of outcasts within their own organization, but their unorthodox — and some would say “sloppy” — tactics are exactly what’s needed to stop a global terrorist group from attempting to wipe out humanity.
Overstrike 9 uses lethal teamwork and an arsenal of fringe-tech gadgets to infiltrate and destroy enemy strongholds. With the four characters included, it also provides four different play styles from which gamers can choose before starting on their adventure.
“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 Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. “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.”
We’ll have more on Overstrike this week and next as we get hands-on at E3.