‘Sunset Overdrive’ Launch Trailer: “The Awesomepocalypse Is Here”

“Together we’ll take FizzCo down! …Or, we won’t, but we’ll get some wicked respawn animations!”

“Before this whole thing started I just floated through life. I know this is gonna crazy, but my life didn’t start until the world came to an end.” Thus begins the official gameplay launch trailer for Insomniac Games’ colorful, fourth wall breaking, open-world traversal shooter, Sunset Overdrive, which boasts “hordes of increasingly difficult enemies, badass hero customization, mutually beneficial faction alliances, and insane insomniacs weaponry.” Story goes like this: people drink tainted energy drink, people mutate into giant horrifying looking monsters, you (the hero!) get to explode them all into pieces. It’s almost enough to get me to swear off energy drinks entirely. Almost.

As someone who typically spends 30 minutes adjusting the left eyebrow alone in character customization menus, one of the big draws for me with Sunset Overdrive is the sheer number of customization options. You’re reportedly able to create whoever you want in terms of body shape, skin tone, gender-neutral style options, etc., for a truly unique player experience. Plus, you know, blowing up scores of mutants with cartoon-y violence. Teddy bear grenade launcher? Come to mama.

Sunset Overdrive comes out October 28 as an Xbox One exclusive. My Xbox-less existence mourns this greatly.

Trailers: Top 11 Most Anticipated E3 2014 Video Games

Here’s a look at the top 11 most talked about games to come out of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (randomly ordered, of course), along with my first impressions of the trailers, whether or not I’d throw any money at those games, and when exactly you can throw money at those games, provided you want to.

Note: For the “Will I Buy It” sections, let’s just assume I have a giant stockpile of cash I am able to spend willy nilly, but am still moderately stingy about it (which, let’s be real, is exactly what would happen if I were to ever become rich) instead of the flat broke, Can’t Even Afford The Consoles For These Let Alone The Games Themselves person that I actually am. Let’s get to the list!

1. Dragon Age: Inquisiton (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)

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