Sunset Overdrive, one of Xbox One’s biggest exclusive titles, has finally come out from the shadows. Since the announcement at last year’s E3, there’s been very little information about the game. That all changed today with the release of new details and screenshots, and even a new gameplay trailer.
Developed by Insomniac Games and exclusive to the Xbox One platform, Sunset Overdrive will take place in a near post-apocalyptic future where an energy drink has turned most of the city’s population into mutants. It’s a departure from most post-apocalyptic offerings with its bight color palette and wacky art direction. The gameplay consists largely of grinding, jumping, wall running and zip-lining your way through the city while blasting mutants with a nonsensical array of weapons and powers. These include things like teddy-bear bomb launchers and bowling ball guns. Words just don’t do it justice though! Check out the trailer below to get a real feel for the game.
Microsoft has also announced “Day One” edition with exclusive bonus content for those who pre-order the game. This edition includes the following:
- “Nothin’ but the Hits” gun: An overcharged version of the High Fidelity gun that launches limited edition, priceless, multi-colored vinyls that do increased damage.
- “It’s Me! Fizzie!” outfit: Fizzie is more popular than you because he has a great marketing budget. So, why not dress up as him and get in on some of that fame?
- “Hardcore! Hammer”: You ponder buying the Day One Edition of “Sunset Overdrive.” A spot check reveals that if you do, you can equip a mighty hammer made from a bat and spiked dumb-bells. You buy the Day One Edition of “Sunset Overdrive.”
A release date has yet to be announced. However, with E3 around the corner, expect plenty of new information in the coming weeks. We’ll be at the Microsoft Conference and on the show floor to bring you all of the latest E3 and Sunset Overdrive coverage.