Insomniac Unveils Overstrike; A Multiplatform Title

Insomniac Games have mainly worked on the PlayStation family of consoles since their inception. That is about to change though, as the studio has partnered with Electronic Arts to release a multiplatform game known as Overstrike.

Heading to the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in the future, the game offers four-player co-op with distinctly different classes (an ex-merc, a thief, a scientist, and a detective) available for use. Each one has “unique talents and a tendency to completely ignore protocol.” The merry band has formed together under the title of Overstrike 9 and are fighting against, “a shadowy organization that threatens to wipe out humankind.”

Here is a plot synopsis from the game’s press release:

Set in the near-future, Overstrike follows a team of four elite agents obliterating enemy strongholds using fringe-tech gadgets and lethal teamwork. The members of Overstrike 9 are comprised of an ex-mercenary, Interpol’s most wanted thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective. Collectively, they are the agency’s outcasts. But a shadowy organization threatens to wipe out humankind. Thanks to each agent’s unique talents and a tendency to completely ignore protocol – Overstrike 9 is the only option left. Overstrike blends developer Insomniac Games‘ flair for exotic weaponry and immersive storytelling with a touch of humor in this 4 person co-op action game.

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