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E3 2013: Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive is Crazy Cartoon Carnage


Microsoft’s E3 press conference had plenty of exciting reveals, but one of the more surprising bombshells dropped was for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac Games.

Insomniac Games, despite being an independent developer, has been virtually Sony-exclusive since waaaay back in the day when they made Spyro the Dragon all the way through the Resistance series on the Playstation 3.  They stopped being hardware monogamous with the recent Fuse, and Sunset Overdrive marks their first foray into Xbox-exclusive territory.

However, Insomniac fans will notice that they’re blending their entire games library into one candy-colored assault on the senses.  While the trailer from Joystiq may not show gameplay (an obnoxious trend thus far this E3), it mixes the wacky weapons of Ratchet & Clank (I spy an LP launcher as well as a shotgun powered by energy drinks) with the splattery monster gore of Resistance.  I’m not quite sure what’s going on, but I haven’t seen imagery like this since I was in college…you do the math.