Earlier today, Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games announced the release of an action-packed demo for the co-op shooter, Fuse. The fast-paced demo will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network on May 7th, allowing players to play online cooperatively with up to four players, or in a 2-player split-screen.
In the demo, players will take on the role of four elite operatives – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble and Naya Deveraux. These special agents are out to protect mankind from Fuse, a deadly alien energy source which has been stolen by the rogue paramilitary organisation, Raven. Each of the characters delivers a unique gameplay experience, as they have their own individual and unique “Xenotech” weapon and specialised skills. Players will use these abilities as they track down the Fuse source in a snowy secret weapon depot.
“When it comes to Fuse, the biggest thing we’ve noticed when sharing it with others for the first time is that playing is believing,” said Ted Price, CEO and founder of Insomniac Games. “Fuse takes four player co-op in a new direction with features you won’t find in other third person shooters: from LEAP where you can jump between each of the four unique agents at will to the experimental Xenotech weapons to the deep RPG-like character progression system. And by the way, all of these features rock for solo players as well. Join us in this brand new universe for a quintessential Insomniac Games experience.”
It all sounds pretty exciting, though we’ll have to wait until the demo is firmly installed on our hard drives to find out whether Fuse can live up to the hype. With a plot straight out of an 80’s action movie, we’re going to be all over it. To learn more about Fuse, head over to the games official website.
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