Epic have revealed that Bulletstorm will be released on the 22nd of February, 2011. If you’re at E3, play it in EA’s booth. If not, you’ve got a fair old wait until you can play a game saying it will teach you to “Kill with Skill”.
Full press release after the jump
Epic Games, People Can Fly and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the ship date for Bulletstorm, a hot new original property that has already topped many ‘Most Anticipated’ lists at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2010. Set to release on February 22, 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. Bulletstorm will be playable at E3 in EA’s booth South Hall #1601.
Set 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. Now, washed-up mercenaries, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, are stranded on the abandoned paradise planet of Stygia surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh-eating gangs. They survive on two objectives: get off the planet alive and exact revenge on the man who sent them there.
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, which in turn allows them to execute even more inventive moves and exaggerated skillshots.
Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the teams behind the award-winning Gears of War, Unreal and Painkiller series of game, Bulletstorm will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Bulletstorm, please visit www.bulletstorm.com and www.facebook.com/bulletstorm or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bulletstorm.