Welcome back to On The Horizon, our weekly update on what games are coming out and what’s new on Gamer Horizon. Without further ado, on to the new releases!
Today marks the release of Fuse by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America (it will be released on May 31st in Europe). Fuse is an action game with a heavy focus on cooperative multiplayer gameplay for four players. Here’s what Insomniac has to say about the game:
What happens when humans gain access to powerful alien technology they were never meant to have? When a volatile energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in team-based co-op play as you take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft. Use lethal teamwork, coordinate devastating attacks, and provide cover for one another with fringe-tech weapons and gadgets. The unique LEAP feature lets you instantly shift from agent to agent during combat, allowing you to take advantage of each one’s special arsenal. You’ll need your teammates and their firepower to stop a global arms race from spinning out of control.
Sounds interesting enough! If you want to try before you buy, there is a demo available for immediate download. Also, check out this trailer:
The other big game coming out today (and on May 31st in Europe) is Grid 2, which is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developed and published by Codemasters, Grid 2 is a racing game and the sequel to Race Driver: Grid. The game features a new handling system called “TrueFeel,” licensed tracks, iconic cars from the last 40 years, and an online campaign that is separate from the single player campaign. Take a look at how Codemasters hopes to redefine multiplayer racing in the trailer below:
It may be a short week here at Gamer Horizon, but it’s still an exciting one! Check out our coverage of the pre-E3 Bethesda event that is already on the site, including hands-on impressions of Wolfenstein: The New Order, an interview with the game’s Creative Director, Jens Matthies, and hands-off impressions of The Evil Within. Thanks to Sean for all of those! Also look for Sean’s review of Metro: Last Light later this week, and check out his impressions in the meantime.
Ted, who wrote impressions for Resident Evil: Revelations last week, is going to be providing a review shortly. He’s also working on his weekly update on what’s free and discounted on PlayStation Plus.
Chris has barely come up for air after submerging himself in the depths of the survival horror genre. When he finds the light, he’ll have an article on the subject. I happen to know he’s making his way through Amnesia: The Dark Descent at the moment… let’s hope he makes it back safely.
The whole crew of Gamer Horizon is looking forward to E3 which is only two short weeks away! Later this week, check back to see what each of us is looking forward to or hoping to see at the press conference.
Have a great week, everyone!