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Sunset Overdrive Coming In 2014

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Thus far, Insomniac’s Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has been shadowed by the launch titles Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza 5, to say nothing of the hotly anticipated TitanFall, but with the confirmation of a 2014 release, that is likely to change in the near future. Said confirmation came in the latest Xbox Wire post, and was later corroborated by the development studio via Twitter.

Although we haven’t yet seen any gameplay footage, the announcement trailer showed off a stylised shooter featuring parkour taken to an extreme. It is threaded with hints of Insomniac’s knack for offering inventive (and awesome) weaponry, as well as the studio’s trademark humour. Above all else, it looks like it will be an absolute blast to play, and it has long since been announced that it will feature an offline campaign, allaying the fears of those that were worried by the apparent online focus hinted at by the trailer. Now all we need is some in-game footage and a release date.

Source(s) – Xbox Wire, Twitter

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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