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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3 photo
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3
by Jordan Devore

As many of you guessed, the teaser from this morning was indeed for a new Ratchet game. That title is called Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Coming off of All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault, the new installment is hitting PlayStation 3 later this year and is said to be a return to the series' roots -- exactly what the majority of us wanted, in other words. And exactly what Insomniac Games needed as well. Sorry, Fuse.

"We're excited to announce that Ratchet and Clank are returning this year with an all new original single-player epilogue to the Future games," writes community lead James Stevenson. "Under the creative direction of Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time creative director Brian Allgeier, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure, with the humor and heart that make the franchise so beloved."

Look for the game in stores and on PlayStation Network at a price point of $29.99. Insomniac promises that this'll be its "biggest downloadable Ratchet & Clank game yet."

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4:30 PM on 07.03.2013

Sunset Overdrive has an offline single-player mode

While we've only really seen a conceptual trailer for the eye-catching Sunset Overdrive, I'm hopeful this will be a return to form for developer Insomniac Games. It's post-apocalyptic, but not in the usual drab way. Speaking ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 06.17.2013

Sunset Overdrive's Xbox One exclusivity explained

In retrospect, if there was one game I would've liked to hear more about at E3, it was Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The vibrant open-world shooter was a standout title at Microsoft's press conference early last week and, unf...

Jordan Devore

12:16 PM on 06.10.2013

Insomniac Games bringing Sunset Overdrive to Xbox One

Insomniac Games' Ted Price got on stage today at Microsoft's E3 press conference to talk about their newest title Sunset Overdrive. Taking place in a "growing world" where new content such as new weapons can be added da...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 PM on 06.03.2013

Fuse debuts in the UK charts at number 37

Whilst many didn't expect it to set the charts alight, it can't be of any comfort to Insomniac Games to know that Fuse entered the UK videogame charts at number 37. Our own Jim Sterling said in his review the game was "lazy" ...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 AM on 05.29.2013

'New stuff' coming to Fuse, but not DLC

Insomniac Games is working on more content for its recently released Fuse, but it won't just be downloadable content. According to studio head Ted Price, the team is already prototyping some substantial new stuff.  "For ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Fuse photo
Review: Fuse
by Jim Sterling

Insomniac turned a lot of heads when it first revealed Overstrike -- a colorful, cartoony, over-the-top cooperative shooter that looked promisingly hilarious. Even more heads turned, but for entirely the wrong reasons, when Overstrike mutated into Fuse -- a new and toned down version that took itself more seriously and, to be quite fair, looked considerably less interesting. 

While the cynical among us saw Overstrike as yet another victim of the heavily focus-tested, leader following, perpetually terrified mainstream game industry, Insomniac worked hard to assure gamers Fuse would be as exciting and amusing as the original incarnation promised. 

I wish I could say we were wrong and Insomniac was right. I can't. Fuse is everything we expected ... and less. 

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9:00 PM on 05.17.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault hits Vita next week

After being delayed in order "to provide the best gameplay experience possible," Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will finally be playable on PlayStation Vita. Tin Giant has finished development on this portable vers...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 05.17.2013

Why Insomniac decided against making Resistance 4

Although Insomniac Games finished its work on the Resistance series with Resistance 3, that didn't stop Burning Skies from happening, unfortunately. It's possible (plausible, even) that another studio will take on the franchi...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 05.07.2013

Fuse demo is available now

Here's a trailer for a demo for...well, if you're at work or something. Otherwise, don't watch this trailer and get to downloading the demo for Fuse! The demo takes place midway through the game, giving you a chance to play ...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 05.03.2013

Fuse demo drops next week with split-screen support

The general vibe I'm getting about Fuse is that of disappointment. The cooperative shooter isn't what people want from Insomniac Games, and although I feel similarly, we should probably wait until we have first-hand expe...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 05.01.2013

New Fuse trailer shows that technology will kill us all

A brand new trailer for Insomniac's latest, Fuse, gives us a better look at the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 title. You've got technology gone wrong in a third-person co-op shooter, with characters with either super red hair or...

Dale North





9:30 PM on 03.23.2013

Insomniac sets its sights on a May release for Fuse

Insomniac Games' cooperative shooter Fuse will be releasing on May 28 and May 31 in North America and Europe, respectively, the studio announced today. This comes after a delay earlier this year and something of a confused id...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.02.2013

Meet the four heroes of Fuse

Fuse is the four-player cooperative third-person shooter from Insomniac Games and stars four distinct playable characters. And you can get to know each one through these four new trailers focusing on each star. You get to se...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:15 PM on 02.27.2013

Insomniac trademarks something called Sunset Overdrive

Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance developer Insomniac Games has trademarked a videogame called Sunset Overdrive. According to the filing, this is for "Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer gam...

Jordan Devore



Fuse skips competitive multiplayer, opts for Echelon photo
Fuse skips competitive multiplayer, opts for Echelon
by Keith Swiader

Contrary to popular belief, competitive multiplayer is not required for every shooter that releases these days. Heck, it's not even required for every AAA game. We've seen multiplayer shoehorned into multiple high-profile games like BioShock and last year's Spec Ops: The Line, which featured an exceptional campaign but still chose to include a competitive suite.

Insomniac Games is one of the few developers that believes this notion, and thus, chose not to include any sort of versus multiplayer with their upcoming co-operative shooter, Fuse. Instead, the developer placed its efforts into creating more co-operative goodness.

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