A closer look at the science behind Fuse (including how many scientists were accidentally set on fire)

01_Fuse_Infographic_FINALA first look at some of the stats from the slightly futuristic world of Fuse might lead you to think that the people of tomorrow are a bit careless. But let’s be honest, who hasn’t accidentally set a scientist on fire a time or two? Science is a demanding mistress, and these things happen.

In the near future alien technology has been discovered, leading to a new type of arms race. From that technological jump a new alien energy source known as “Fuse” is stolen. That’s where you as the gamer comes in.

Fuse is a four player co-op shooter that centers around a clandestine team known as Overstrike 9. While some might consider the best clandestine teams to be akin to ninjas or ghosts, it’s a video game, so you’ll blow up a whole lot of stuff. Check out our recent preview for a closer look at the game, and check out the stats above, which show a bit of the humor at work from the developers of the Ratchet & Clank series. The weapons, on the other hand, are reminiscent of Insomniac’s Resistance games. Those were great with the combat, but the humor in the post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity had mostly been exterminated was surprisingly absent.  

Fuse doesn’t have an exact release date as of yet, but it is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.