Insomniac Games recently released the opening cinematic for their new Xbox One exclusive title, Sunset Overdrive. Before players get a shot at the game, the opening cinematic should serve to paint a picture of where exactly the story comes from. Oh, and for those who have watched the E3 trailer multiple times like myself, the giant balloon mascot returns to dance on stage with less helium.
The story opens itself up with an overhead view of Sunset City, the main setting of the game, during a gathering to celebrate the release of a new energy drink known as Overcharge. Attendees dance on through the night, while we are introduced to a young man working to clean the massive numbers of drink cans laying around. As the hip-happening party comes to a close, the cleaning boy is assaulted by someone at the party, someone who happened to drink Overcharge. The man mutates and, along with others who took a swig of the mysterious drink, chases down the hero first introduced at E3.
The trailer comes to a close as the town goes up in fire, spelling out the word "Apocalypse". Unfortunately, it doesn't look like balloon buddy will be here to help, but he does look spunky and cute floating up in the sky. Players will have the opportunity to explore Sunset City soon, but bear in mind that your job in the town is to remove the mutant threat and protect those who want to take you out. It's a rough life being a hero, but at least the world's become your playground -- and you can be any sort of hero you want.
Insomniac Games's Sunset Overdrive will be available on Microsoft's Xbox One console starting October 28, 2014 in North America.