E3 2010: EA Reveals Release Date For Upcoming FPS Bulletstorm

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EA has revealed the release date for Bulletstorm at E3, a hot new original property that has already topped many ‘Most Anticipated’ lists. Set to release on February 22nd, 2011, Bulletstorm is a blood symphony that combines outrageous gunplay with unique kick, slide and leash mechanics. Players learn to ‘kill with skill’ as they slaughter waves of mutated enemies to rack up points and unlock weapons.

bulletstorm1Set in a futuristic utopia, an elite peacekeeping force thwarts the rumblings of civil war. But deception within the ranks has caused two members of the most feared unit, Dead Echo, to strike out on their own, who find themselves stranded on the abandoned paradise planet of Stygia surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh-eating gangs.

Taking on the role of Gray, players perform over-the-top combat moves with some of the most uniquely innovative weapons ever seen in a first-person shooter. Every enemy presents a new opportunity for stylish and ever increasingly bloody ways to take them down. The game’s signature ‘skillshot’ system guarantees unprecedented levels of frenetic gameplay rewarding players for inciting mayhem in the most creative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collect to upgrade and unlock weapons.

First person shooters are in many ways a dying genre and it will take something special from Bulletstorm for it to be a game worth buying. I don’t really think it will bring anything new to the table so it’ll be pretty hit and miss, but I’m willing to give it a chance. You never know, it could be a great game. Personally I won’t get my hopes too high though.

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I live in the UK, I am 23 years old and have been a gamer all my life. I studied psychology, sociology, english literature and IT in college and went on to study psychology and IT in university. Aside from gaming my greatest passions are rock music, reading and writing. In my spare time I am a novelist, I write a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, and I also keep an autobiographical account of my life although at present I am unpublished.