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EA And Epic Unveil A Storm Of Bullets

Late last year, we learned that Epic Games had teamed up with Painkiller developer People Can Fly to work on an intense FPS known as Bulletstorm.

And now it's official. This should be one very entertaining FPS and we can't wait to sample the...um...storm of bullets. The game takes place in the immediate future - the year 2011 - and revolves around a group of elite soldiers known as Dead Echo. Apparently, the sinister-sounding name is in place for a reason, as two members, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, soon realize they're manning guns for the wrong side. Shortly after, they're betrayed by their commanding officer and are exiled to a distant planet in the farthest reaches of space. There, the two will run into plenty of nasty, otherworldly beings but such enemies won't stop them from getting revenge... Said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps:

"Bulletstorm is the kind of game we love to make because it's pure, unadulterated entertainment. People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome addition to the genre. We can’t wait to see how everyone reacts to seeing Bulletstorm."

EA also appears to be excited about the project; the collaboration of Epic and People Can Fly should prove to be pretty explosive. We don't have a released ate just yet but we might get one at E3, and there's a good chance Bulletstorm might be on store shelves before the year is out. Personally, I just want to see some early screens; perhaps it'll have to do battle with Platinum's Vanquish for FPS supremacy.

Related Game(s): Bulletstorm

4/12/2010 10:38:42 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

tridon
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 10:57:34 AM
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Hmm... sounds interesting. It's strange how it takes place in 2011 yet sounds so futuristic.

I am becoming a little tired of first-person shooters, though. I'll have to wait on the screenshots and videos.

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kraygen
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:25:34 PM

Yeah thats what I was thinking. In 2011 we'll be able to exile people to other planets?

Well holy crap! 2010 is going to be awesome then. ;)

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 10:58:42 AM
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Can't wait to see it in action on e3.

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Themax
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:01:38 AM
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Meh, another FPS.

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coverton341
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:32:34 AM
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I think I'll take a pass on this one. Market is getting to heavy on the FPS side, well it has been for a good long while now really. Lots of other games in different genres I have missed also that I really need to catch up on before rewarding a developer for helping over populating an already watered down genre.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:44:07 AM
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Gonna wait and see when it comes to this title.

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Orvisman
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:07:41 PM
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Vanquish is a third-person shooter.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:19:42 PM
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Wow...alot of negativity for a game that hasn't even shown screenshots or vids.

I'm on the other side....FPS is one of my favorite genres, that and racing games. So, I'm excited for this and Bodycount.

Awesome names for shooters, by the way, Bodycount and Bulletstorm. I can almost hear the Heavy Metal sound tracks now.

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main_event05
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 12:42:26 PM
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As everyone else said, i'm growing tired of FPSs. Although i wouldn't mind another Rainbow 6.

Rainbow 6:(insert major city).

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Nynja
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 1:01:41 PM

Rainbow Six: Albuquerque

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Tim Speed24
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 3:33:24 PM

Rainbow Six: Newark

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:05:38 PM

rainbow six: intercourse

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hellish_devil
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 5:28:09 PM

Rainbow six: chocolate city

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Nynja
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 1:02:35 PM
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I'll have to see some gameplay before the excitement meter even budges.

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dlte
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 2:31:25 PM
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Yay, more Unreal Engine............

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:05:02 PM
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buy me bulletstorm or go to hell!

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kraygen
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:27:58 PM
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What? Another futuristic shooter? No way! Who would have guessed it.

So of the 40 some odd ones being released this year should I really get excited about any of them? I know I'm not.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:45:54 PM
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meh, first person martian shooter made with unreal engine...

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Jed
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 5:59:12 PM
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Isn't this the one that is being made by some of the same people that made Black? I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

P.S. LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE!!! If you don't want to play a shooter than don't play it. I know the genre is getting run into the ground, and I hate it too. But this one has only been announced and you are already badmouthing it.
Give life a chance!!

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AStiffyIffy
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 6:56:37 PM
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I think Epic is a good developer, but I'm not interested in this...yet. I wanna see how this turns out first.

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Alienange
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 7:04:05 PM
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Manning guns for the wrong side? Betrayed by their commanding officer?

These guys ARE original aren't they?

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Snaaaake
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 7:11:00 PM
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YES!!!
My prayer has been answered, a sci fi shooter!!

And from a proven studio too.

Last edited by Snaaaake on 4/12/2010 7:11:20 PM

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hellish_devil
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 7:29:26 PM
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Just make gears multiplat, I don't want this Bulletstorm thing

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Cholo Gamer
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 8:37:30 PM
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Hey Ben, near the end of your article instead of putting date you put "ate" LOL.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 11:47:49 PM
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I need to see some videos of the gameplay before I even think about wanting this title. Even more so because it is a shooter. Not hating on the genre at all but I feel that before I increase the population of shooters in my gaming collection, I need to know that this one is worthy of that honor. Wait...unreal was mentioned somewhere in this article, wasn't it.? Now I'll just have to be that much more impressed. Unreal just isn't my cup of soup.

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___________
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 3:14:30 AM
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sigh another shooter?
really?
i thought the first step of pre production was to look at the market and see which aspect is quiet and see where there would be a market for your game?
obviously that part has been thrown out the door, because when theres another billion and one shooters out there theres hardly a market to compete against!
its like 50 companies trying to sell a product to 10 people, its just not going to work!

what happened to originality?
this industry is destroying itself and in the meantime boring the fu*k out of me!
i can see by the end of this gen i wont want to play games or be a game developer anymore, repetition is ripping this industry apart!
how many times can you play the same game?

if i had one cent for every 50th shooter announced this gen i would be richer than sony M$ and ninty put together!

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StangMan80
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 8:42:32 PM
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Well me my self I like FPS this sounds game sounds interresting. I love shooting games and racing games. know Im just waiting for the next TM and crash.

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