When EA and Insomniac Collide You Get Overstrike

Set to debut any minute now at EA's E3 2011 press conference, the developer of Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance games is taking their next big thing multiplatform, and this is it. This is Overstrike.

What is Overstrike? Let's not steal too much thunder from the press connference and give you the short and sweet official description that came with the video.


Set in the near-future, Overstrike follows a team of four elite agents (Overstrike 9) obliterating enemy strongholds using fringe-tech gadgets and lethal teamwork. Overstrike 9 is comprised of a reformed mercenary, a lifelong mischievous thief, a gifted but rebellious young scientist and a decorated detective…with a bit of a temper. Collectively, they're the misfits – the black sheep their own agency tries to ignore. 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.

It's got spunk. I admire that in a game. Stay tuned to our EA presser liveblog for more!

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Oh look. Another game that isn't coming out for the PC. The trailer looked interesting, but I'm not a console gamer and likely never will be.

And if anyone throws that piracy schlock at me I'm going to reach through the internet and strangle them. It's just as easy to pirate a console game as a PC one these days; with the right methods you don't even have a burn a DVD.