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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A new kind of arms race is about to begin. Today, Electronic Arts Inc.
(NASDAQ: EA) and Insomniac Games announced that the four-person co-op
action shooter — Fuse™ — will launch on May 28 in North
America and on May 31 in Europe. Fuse thrusts players into the
roles of four elite, covert agents — Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob
Kimble and Naya Deveraux — each with their own Xenotech weapon and set
of unique skills used to fight to protect mankind from a deadly alien
energy source known as Fuse. Developed by the critically-acclaimed
independent studio, Insomniac Games, Fuse will mark the company's
first multiplatform release when it becomes available for PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system this spring.
Fuse Key Art (Photo: Business Wire)
"Insomniac Games is known for delivering best-in-class weaponry that
breaks the mold of traditional video games — and Fuse is no
different," said Ted Price, CEO and Founder of Insomniac Games. "These
Xenotech weapons further the innovation players will find in this
unique, action co-op shooter. We can't wait to bring Fuse, our
first multi-platform game, to gamers worldwide this May."
Players who pre-order Fuse from select retailers will be able to
unlock special armor and weapon customization for each of the game's
four elite agents. These weapons can be used to bolster their
characters' respective arsenals through increased damage on all
The pre-order bonuses include:
Four Hyperion Prototype Agent Armor Skins—Upgrade your agents'
look with four special, state-of-the-art armor skins discovered inside
the top-secret Hyperion Base
Four Hyperion Prototype Weapon Skins—Customize your Fuse
weapons with four skins based on each of the original prototypes
developed inside Hyperion Base
Quickdraw Team Perk—Increase your damage with this team perk
adding powerful Fuse elements to all one-handed weapons for all
four characters in your squad
Fuse is a four-person co-op, story-driven, action game that
allows even solo players to experience the unique attributes of each
agent by using the game's LEAP feature — a feature that can be used to
switch the player between the four characters at-will during combat.
Each covert agent is equipped with unique skills and weapons that are
not only necessary for survival, but also help create unexpected and
extraordinary results. Xenotech 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 they play.
Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Fuse will be available
on May 28 in North America and May 31 in Europe for the Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3. For more information on Fuse, please
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.
* Internet connection and Origin account required. Must be 13+ to create
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 275 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. Mass
Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden,
NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with
permission. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of
companies and is used license from Microsoft.
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 40 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
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Kristiana Suess, 650-628-7229
VP of PR
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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