The FPS genre is preparing itself for an evolution this Spring, with the release of Brink
. The title, to be published by Bethesda Softworks, will focus on fusing free-running-esque
movement with awesome firepower to give a completely different shooter experience.
The development team, Splash Damage, has released a new trailer focusing on the latter. The video showcases the weapons customization options which will be available in the game, interspersed with clips of several of the weapons in action. Hopefully you enjoy listening to "A Choir of Guns":
If you liked the sound of that, or you simply can't view the video, a more detailed description of the game follows, along with a story overview:
Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind’s last refuge for humanity. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system that will keep you coming back for more.
A man-made floating city called the Ark, made up of hundreds of separate floating islands, is on the brink of all-out civil war. Originally built as an experimental self-sufficient and 100% “green” habitat, the reported rapid rise of the Earth’s oceans has forced the Ark to become a refuge for humanity. Crammed with the original Ark founders, their descendants, as well as tens of thousands of refugees, the Ark exists in total isolation from the rest of the world. With 25 years of social unrest, the inhabitants of the Ark have reached their breaking point. It’s up to you to decide the future of the Ark and the human race.
No exact release date for Brink
has been confirmed as yet; however, it remains on schedule and is expected to hit retail shelves at some point in Q2 2011.