If I’m honest, the hype around Sunset Overdrive has somewhat gone over my head the last few weeks, despite being heavily pushed by Microsoft as its latest Xbox One exclusive video game. In truth, I’ve been sinking some serious hours into Destiny (and for the record, loving it) but after watching the latest Sunset Overdrive gameplay trailer, I think I might just have a new game on my wishlist. Check it out below:
Sunset Overdrive reminds me quite a lot of Dead Rising with the open world, third person, mutant/zombie killing vibe, except that everything has had the brightest possible shade of paint thrown on it and has a healthy dose of sardonic humour thrown in the mix. The premise of Sunset Overdrive, in case you haven’t heard (like me), is that in 2027, a certain FizzCo energy drink is released with the unfortunate side-effect of turning everyone into mutants. Predictably, you are one of the survivors who must now stay alive and escape with a motley crew of survivors.
This from the developer, Insomniac Games, who has worked on games like Spyro the Dragon, and more recently Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance series, all Sony exclusives, and is now looking at releasing one of the biggest Microsoft published games for the remainder of 2014. Not that I’m complaining – I’m going to go watch that trailer again.
Sunset Overdrive is out on October 28th, exclusively for the Xbox One.