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Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans


2:15 PM on 05.05.2014
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The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world, it was certainly promising to see such a unique vision for Insomniac Games' first next-gen title. Unfortunately, we haven't seen much of anything since that reveal last year. But now, it looks like Insomniac is opening up a bit with the convention season coming up.

A brand new viral site, along with a Twitter account, has just opened up, detailing information about the in-game energy drink, OverCharge. Plastered on the site is the OverCharge mascot Fizzie, who was seen briefly in the debut trailer. Moreover, details of the beverage manufacturer's history, along with some of the key figures of Sunset City (the game's setting) are also shown within the site. Many of the characters look to be important to the plot of Sunset Overdrive, so it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Founded in 2007 by Rupert F. Kane, Fizzco produces treats and other pick-me-ups for consumers across the world. Its energy drink, OverCharge, is the corporation's best-selling product, boasting over 20 billion cans consumed by the masses per day. Given that the drink apparently gives its users incredible agility and special powers, this doesn't really surprise me all that much.

In addition to this, there are several planned events for gamers in the coming months. Most notably in Los Angeles on June 9, just prior to E3, and in San Diego during the week of Comic-Con. While details are still a bit light, these events will give fans a taste, literally, of what's to come in Sunset Overdrive. So if you're in the area, you may want to swing by.

With the viral site opening, and some Twitter buzz from other journalists recently, it's pretty safe to say we're going to see more of this title much sooner than we think. With E3 rapidly approaching, it's looking like Insomniac Games is ready is show off more of what Sunset Overdrive is all about.





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12:30 PM on 11.21.2014
Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow

So here's a cool thing: Microsoft and Insomniac are opening up Sunset Overdrive for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for 24 hours. The punk-rock shooter will be free to play -- the whole game, including co-op -- from 12:01am Easter...more



2:01 AM on 10.27.2014
Review: Sunset Overdrive

After booting the game up, it's apparent that Sunset Overdrive is the result of Insomniac Games going back to its roots. Before the developer was called upon to release the shades-of-brown-tinted Resistance and...more



12:30 PM on 10.23.2014
Sunset Overdrive pre-order deal comparison

Deal post from the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. All Sunset Overdrive deals listed below are US-only (sorry everyone else!) We're less than a week away from Insomniac Gam...more



5:30 PM on 09.22.2014
Sunset Overdrive's pretty solid, but I think I'm over it

Sunset Overdrive was one of the most exciting announcements to come out of E3 2013, and since then, I've had numerous people say it looks like a game made just for me. For whatever reason, I didn't get a chance to check it ou...more



4:00 PM on 09.22.2014
Sunset Overdrive shows how live-action trailers should be done

Live-action trailers for videogames can be entirely hit or miss. It's to the point where I'm usually curious to check them out even if I have little if any interest in the source material. Will they be awesome, or a total tr...more



2:30 PM on 09.09.2014
Sunset Overdrive is getting two campaign add-ons

I'm not in the market for season passes, but I still like to look just to see what DLC is lined up. In the case of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac plans to release two campaign add-ons with "new locations to explore, stories to e...more



1:15 PM on 08.26.2014
Sunset Overdrive behind the scenes video tells us what we already know

If you're new to this or simply need a refresher course, this Sunset Overdrive video should get you up to speed on all the points that Insomniac Games is looking to hit with its quirky, open-world shooter. Constant move...more



3:00 PM on 08.21.2014
Alcohol-fueled benders are the quickest way to traverse Sunset Overdrive

Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball prota...more



2:45 PM on 08.12.2014
Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots

There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer. more



8:20 AM on 08.12.2014
White hot! Microsoft confirms Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One bundle

Microsoft's finally confirmed one of the worst-kept recent rumors in the videogame industry. Sunset Overdrive's getting a console bundle with that flashy white Xbox One. The bundle is expected to release right alongside Sunse...more




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10:32 AM on 08.29.2014
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