Earlier this year the magazine Game Informer, released its May 2010 issue cover which revealed the game Bulletstorm.
Not only was this announced around the time that Gears Of War 3
was, it is also being partly developed by Epic.
For those of you that missed the announcement Bulletstorm is described as :
Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action thanks to its signature 'kill with skill' gameplay. The game tells the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries: Dead Echo. 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.
Players step into the role of Grayson Hunt complete with an arsenal of over-the-top combat moves and outrageously large guns. Bulletstorm's array of distinct 'skillshots' produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay and yell-inducing satisfaction. The skillshot system rewards players for inciting mayhem in the most creative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collects to upgrade their character and unlock weapons, which then allows them to execute even more creative moves and exaggerated skillshots.
As you can see from these recently released screenshots it seems to be shaping up quite nicely:
The graphics look amazing, but do the similarities with Gears 3 end at just the time of announcement and the involvement of Epic? Also developed by People Can Fly, Bulletstorm
has a planned release of February 2011.