We recently had the opportunity to interview Brian Allgeier from Insomniac Games who is the Creative Director on the new game Fuse from EA. Fuse, in case you haven’t heard about it before used to be called Overstrike. Ring any bells yet?


Fuse is a 4-player co-op, story driven action game that forces players to consider what happens when humans exploit alien technology they were never meant to have. Developed by award-winning Insomniac Games, Fuse enables players to use lethal teamwork as they battle a rogue paramilitary outfit that has stolen a volatile alien energy source called Fuse.


Each agent is equipped with Fuse-powered weapons that gives them unique capabilities to expand their strategic options and yield extraordinary results. Solo players can experience each unique agent by using the LEAP feature to switch characters at will during combat. As players complete objectives, they earn Fuse points that can be spent on powerful upgrades.

CDW Interview Brian Allgeier about FUSE

Over to Brian:


Here is the Fuse Mission Briefing Trailer:

And the announcement trailer:

I played Fuse for a short while and found it to be quite enjoyable. The ability to jump between characters was certainly interesting however I didn’t like the idea of the game being over if only one of the four characters dies. I get it if you are playing 4 player co-op, however if you want to play single player then you are responsible for all 4 players at the same time and if the computer happens to play poorly and one of the 3 characters you are not controlling dies its over. I reaming to be convinced how good it will be with less than 2 or 3 players.

Fuse is due to be released in March 2013.

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