Fuse Gets a Release Date, More Info

The new shooter is out in a couple of months.

Insomniac Games has finally nailed down the release date for its upcoming shooter Fuse. The studio confirmed during PAX East that the game will launch for PS3 and 360 on May 28. To follow the news, Sony has published a blog post that features a Q&A with Insomniac Games president Ted Price, with questions pulled from Twitter. Here's a brief summary of some of the info Price shared in his answers.

Insomniac starts working on Fuse “a few years ago”, though the game has “evolved significantly since then”. He can say that last part again; from the outside, Fuse looks very unlike its previous form Overstrike.

It sounds like none of the four playable characters will have secondary weapons and will instead rely primarily on their Fuse weapons. Those weapons themselves will have secondary abilities that you can unlock throughout the game, however.

The player is rewarded with more XP for playing with a friend. For example, get your friend playing as Dalton to fire up the Magshield and if you kill an enemy from behind that cover, you'll both get extra XP.

Each character has a skill tree, and you can level up “to fit your playstyle”.

Multiple difficulty levels should give the game the same “pick-up-and-play feel” as Ratchet & Clank.

You and a friend playing split-screen on the same console can play with others online.

The game doesn't have a competitive multiplayer mode, but like in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One you'll probably end up competing for in-game currency (in this case, Fuse Credits).

And I'm just going to directly quote the last answer, given in response to a fan who asked whether the game would have the sense of humour Insomniac is known for:

“While Fuse doesn’t employ the same slapstick humor seen in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, it’s not a completely serious game either. The characters poke fun at each other and often make light of dire predicaments. Our goal was to create the more sophisticated, dry humor you might encounter in a movie like Mission: Impossible. It’s definitely not a grim military shooter.”

The game did seem a lot funnier when it was Overstrike. Then again, any humour is nice. Are you happy Insomniac has decided to make Fuse a little more serious?