If you love cursing, crude humor, and stories that are more ridiculous and hilarious than realistic, then hopefully you’ve already heard of Bulletstorm. the upcoming shooter from Epic Games and People Can Fly is making it clear that combining the gruesome violence of Gears of War with the attitude and irreverence of the filthiest frat movies is a winning combination. The latest trailer shows a bit more of the story and characters that we’ll be getting to know, and yes, even more footage of bosses, weapons, and the always-enticing skillshots.
The looks the the developers have given at the weaponry you’ll be wielding in the game’s campaign and multiplayer show that no time was wasted when coming up with the most satisfying and over-the-top arsenal this side of Doom, but the game’s bosses have only been glimpsed in a few seconds of video and screenshots.
Now we know that aside from the mutated cannibalistic hordes, players will also be taking aim against bosses in the form of plants and dinosaurs.
The trailer gives yet another taste of the in-your-face story that People Can Fly has cooked up, and a closer look at the characters the story will be following. Essentially a story of a mercenary group’s betrayal and crash-landing on a hostile alien world, the latest trailer titled ‘Revenge’ attempts to explain the motivations of the main character, Grayson Hunt.
As is the case with all Bulletstorm media, the video contains a healthy dose of adult language and content, so watch at your own peril:
Yet again, it seems that the developers are pulling no punches when it comes to language and content, and while some may disagree with the moral aspects of such a game, there’s no question that the release of Bulletstorm and Duke Nukem Forever are reflecting a need in the market.
Not to say that immature or rude games are what gamers want more of, since that is a far too common stereotype. But with the heavy emphasis on story, realistic military simulations, and trying to get games taken seriously as art, it’s clear that some developers are intent on reminding us that games can be silly and fun too.
Irreverence doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and when coupled with a developer as proven as Epic Games, it may turn out to be a successful formula. You can try your hand at some of the insanity and depravity when the demo for Bulletstorm arrives on January 25 for Xbox Live and PSN.
To get the full experience, you’ll have to pick up a copy of Bulletstorm when it kicks its way onto store shelves on February 22 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.