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Insomniac Games reveals 'Sunset Overdrive' gameplay video

Today May 8, 2014 Microsoft and Insomniac Games revealed a "first look" trailer of the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, which highlights the "world, story, and gameplay." Additionally, Microsoft also unveiled several details of the Day One Edition.

Sunset Overdrive screenshots
Sunset Overdrive screenshots
Photo courtesy of Microsoft and Insomniac Games, used with permission.
Sunset Overdrive box art
Photo courtesy of Microsoft and Insomniac Games, used with permission.

When an evil corporation in 2027 releases a an energy drink Overcharge Delirium XT that transforms everyone into mutants, you'll have to use your wits, speed, and a slew of hilarious weapons to stay alive. Velocity and momentum play a pivotal role in navigating around in Sunset Overdrive, with parkour style elements.

Those who pick up up the Day One Edition of Sunset Overdrive will score some exciting outfits and weapons to wreak havoc with in this "awesomepocalypse," including:

  • “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.”

“Sunset Overdrive” is a stylized open-world shooter filled with overpowered weapons, crazed mutants and a sprawling city full of carnage. Set in a futuristic metropolis called Sunset City, “Sunset Overdrive” transforms the mutant apocalypse into your tactical playground, immersing you in an action-packed experience as you grind, vault and wall-run across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One this fall.

For more information about the game, follow it on Twitter @FizzieSays or visit