The Forecast Calls For Death: Epic Games and EA Unleash Bulletstorm

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So, hear anything about Epic Games this weekend? The House That Gears of War Built had its secrecy spoiled by a flurry of leaks, but it’s finally been confirmed that they’ll be co-publishing Bulletstorm with Electronic Arts. The sci-fi FPS is being developed by People Can Fly, the Polish dev studio responsible for Painkiller. Here’s how the press release describes the plot:

Bulletstorm 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.”

The release talks a little about the skillshot system, which “rewards players for inciting mayhem in the most creative way possible.” Crazier skillshots will apparently result in more points to customize your character with.

Expect to hear more about Bulletstorm straight from Epic Games’ own Cliff Bleszinksi right here on Techland in the next 24 hours.