High Rise: Sunset Overdrive Slated For PC [Update]

Update: Sunset Overdrive is coming out 16th November for PC. All the DLC will be available and will set you back US$19.99.

Oh happy day! Insomniac’s hyperactive action adventure shooter for Xbox One, Sunset Overdrive, is making its way onto PC via Steam.

There’s no release date yet but it’s more or less confirmed thanks to this ESRB ratings description of the upcoming PC port…

This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a young survivor battling through a mutant apocalypse. As players traverse the open-world of Sunset City, they use assault rifles and fantastical weapons (e.g., grenade launchers that shoot teddy-bear bombs, guns that shoot fireworks) to kill mutant creatures, robots, and occasional human enemies. Combat is highlighted by frequent explosions, screams of pain, and gunfire. Some explosives cause enemies to be dismembered, leaving limbs around the environment; one cutscene briefly depicts a character’s head cut off by a mutant. During the course of the game, characters and environmental elements reference sexual behavior or humor (e.g., “Oh, such a bold statement! It says, ‘I am a prostitute!’” and “How hard was it to make a porn flip book?” ); a radio ad contains a running joke about a sex burger (e.g., “It’s so good you won’t be able to contain your urges to rub it all over your Sex…Burger”). The dialogue contains a handful of drug references (e.g., “You guys have been eating weed” and “Oh, when I get back with your drugs, we’ll discuss my offense at your assumption that I would know where to find drugs”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” also appear in dialogue.

…and this Steamdb entry

Why should you care about Sunset Overdrive? Plenty of reasons, bub.

  • It’s the first Insomniac game to make it onto the Xbox One in 2014.
  • It’s a fun third-person shooter with awesome weapons, awesome traversal mechanics, and a fun art style.
  • The downside? The game proves that it’s possible to have a try-hard groan-worthy story and tone with four writers.
  • Back to the positives: this was the open world template that led to the team to create Marvel’s Spider-Man.
  • Its art style probably led to Epic Games emulating it to make Fortnite. There’s no real proof to support this, but you can tell the art style and its shooting style had to be emulated or inspired somewhere.

I’m glad this funky awesomepocalypse game is making a return, this time on PC via Steam.

Author: Mr Toffee

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee

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