EA Partners and Award-Winning Insomniac Games Team Up to Deliver an Explosive 4-Person Co-Op Action Adventure Game with Fuse
A New Arms Race Begins when Fuse Launches March 2013
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
What happens when humans take possession of volatile alien technology
they were never meant to have? Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA)
and Insomniac Games announced Fuse™, a 4-person co-op action
shooter that thrusts players into the roles of four elite, covert agents
with their own unique skills and experimental weapons. Formerly known as Overstrike,
Fuse allows gamers to play as Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob
Kimble or Naya Deveraux as they fight to protect mankind from a deadly
alien energy source known as Fuse. Fuse is the first
multiplatform release from Insomniac Games, the world-class developer
known for creating AAA blockbuster franchises like Ratchet & Clank and
Resistance. Fuse is scheduled to launch in March 2013 in
North America and Europe.
"Fuse demonstrates what Insomniac does best: outlandish and
gruesome weapons design, over-the-top action and a touch of humor," said
Insomniac Games' Founder and CEO, Ted Price. "We're especially excited
to see how players utilize lethal teamwork by combining their Fuse
weapons to stop a deadly arms race."
"EA is honored to be working with world-renowned developer, Insomniac
Games, to bring their first multiplatform release to players
everywhere," said Sinjin Bain, Vice President of EA Partners. "This
studio is known for delivering high-quality, action-packed, and most
importantly — fun — games. Fuse is on target to deliver that and
more in March."
Fuse is a 4-person co-op, story-driven, action game where even solo
players can experience the unique attributes of each agent by using the
game's LEAP feature to switch between the four characters at will during
combat. Each agent is equipped with unique skills and weapons not only
integral for survival, but that also allows for unexpected and
extraordinary results. Experimental Fuse weapons are powered by a
volatile alien substance that gives players unique capabilities that
expand their strategic options in and out of combat. Through lethal
teamwork, players can complete objectives and kills to earn Fuse points
for powerful upgrades. Players can also play online or offline and level
up along unique character paths, allowing players to unlock more
powerful Fuse-driven abilities as the game progresses. In addition, the
game's progression system is unified between different play modes,
allowing players to continue improving their agents regardless of how
In Fuse, the members of contact team Overstrike 9 attempt to
thwart a rogue paramilitary organization called Raven from stealing the
Fuse source located deep within a classified government facility.
Overstrike 9's pursuit of Raven will take them around the world, from
the fortified desert facility to underwater bases, island strongholds,
icy mountain peaks, palatial hideouts and beyond. Later, as the team
closes in on Raven, another more sinister enemy reveals itself as a
truly horrendous global threat.
Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Fuse will be available
in March 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For
more information on Fuse, please visit www.fusegame.com,
and for the latest news visit www.facebook.com/fusegame
or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/insomniacgames.
Press assets are available at www.info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.
Battlefield, is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Mass Effect
is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. .John
Madden, NFL, and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and
used under license. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the
Microsoft group of companies. FUSE™ is the trademark and INSOMNIAC® and
the Insomniac FULL MOON Logo® are the registered trademarks of Insomniac
Games, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
About Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games is an independent videogames developer that has released
award-winning hits exclusively for PlayStation consoles for 18-plus
years. In 2009, it announced a partnership with EA Partners to release
its first multiplatform game, now called Fuse. The studio has created
world-famous game franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank
and Resistance, resulting in more than 38 million games sold globally.
Insomniac is also known for its collaborative workplace culture, having
earned 12 local, regional and national "best places to work" honors
since 2004. In January 2009, Insomniac opened a Durham, N.C. studio.
Additional information can be found on both Insomniac studio locations
Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870
Source: Electronic Arts
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