Insomniac unveils Overstrike for Xbox 360 and PS3

Insomniac has traditionally been a PS3 developer, but that's about to change with the announcement of a new game called Overstrike, shown off on the company's website right now.

According to the description on the site (which you can see in full after the break), the game features four-player co-op with four different characters (an ex-merc, a thief, a scientist, and a detective) all each with "unique talents and a tendency to completely ignore protocol." All four are members of a group called Overstrike 9, fighting against "a shadowy organization that threatens to wipe out humankind."

Update: The trailer's arrived on the website. Watch the embed after the break.


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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EA and Insomniac Games Reveal New Four-Player Co-Op Action Game Overstrike

Award-Wining Developer Makes its Worldwide Multiplatform Debut with an Explosive Spy-Fi Adventure

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A shadowy organization has threatened to take over the world and there's only one team that can stop it: Overstrike 9. This afternoon during the Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), EA and independent developer Insomniac Games (creator of the Ratchet & Clank™ and Resistance™ franchises) announced the first details of the highly-anticipated game, Overstrike. Combining Insomniac's knack for imaginative weaponry with immersive and witty storytelling, Overstrike is a four-player cooperative action game featuring a team of elite agents called Overstrike 9. Comprised of an ex-mercenary, a lifelong thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective, the members of Overstrike 9 are considered outcasts within their own organization, but are the best team suited to stop a global terrorist group from attempting to wipe out humankind. Overstrike 9 uses lethal teamwork and an arsenal of fringe-tech gadgets to infiltrate and destroy enemy strongholds. Overstrike marks Insomniac's first multiplatform release and will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

"Overstrike presents a unique blend of features that have long been a part of the Insomniac DNA: high powered gadgets, action-heavy gameplay, memorable characters in a deep and mysterious universe and of course a touch of humor," said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. "And since this is our first multiplatform game, we're especially excited to introduce ourselves to a new audience - one which may not have experienced our previous games."

Overstrike will launch on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more information on Insomniac Games and Overstrike visit www.overstrikegame.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.