Out of nowhere, a new first person shooter titled Bulletstorm got announced by Epic Games who will be working together with People Can Fly and Electronic Arts to deliver the title. And I guess we can all agree that only the fact that Epic are involved with the project is a solid enough reason to love it already…
But that’s not all! According to Epic’s president, Bulletstorm will be nothing but “pure, unadulterated entertainment”. And that certainly sounds awfully great!
The game tells the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries: Dead Echo. When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato learn they’ve been working for the wrong side, they’re betrayed by their commander and exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy. In Bulletstorm, Grayson and Ishi find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs in an abandoned paradise. They have two objectives: get off the planet alive, and exact revenge on the man who sent them there.
Players step into the role of Grayson Hunt complete with an arsenal of over-the-top combat moves and outrageously large guns. Bulletstorm’s array of distinct ‘skillshots’ produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay and yell-inducing satisfaction. The skillshot system rewards players for inciting mayhem in the most creative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collect to upgrade their character and unlock weapons, which then allows them to execute even more creative moves and exaggerated skillshots.
The game is expected to be released sometime in 2011, so there’s still a lot of time for the developers to create an amazing game with Bulletstorm.