People in the video game industry really don’t know how to keep a secret, huh? EA and Epic Games announced their newest IP today, “Bulletstorm”. Though the game (at least the name) wasn’t a well-guarded secret, it’s a little funny that the studios would be announcing the game right before Epic Games’ mastermind Cliff Bleszinski is expected to unveil it, along with the accidentally announced “Gears of War 3”, on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight.
As for the game itself, “Bulletstorm” will focus on the “kill with skill” system, which gives an incentive for players to find creative ways to unleash their arsenal. Points, earned by killing in new and interesting ways, can be used to upgrade stats and purchase new weapons. The story of the game revolves around Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, a pair of mercenaries who, upon realizing that they’ve been fighting on the wrong side of a war, are shipped off to another planet and must fight their way back against their former employers. Lastly, when asked about a release date, all the developers could say was “2011”.
After all that, you must be excited to see the game, so the question you’re probably asking is; “is Bulletstorm still going to be on Jimmy Fallon tonight?”
It really could be anyone’s guess. Even though both of the games are public knowledge now, next to nothing is known about either one. The only way to find out is check the show out tonight… Or on Games For Thought right after.