EPIC GAMES AND EA KICK-START THE NEW YEAR WITH A DEMO FOR BULLETSTORM
Redwood City, Calif. â€“ January 14, 2010 â€“ People Can Fly, Epic Games and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a demo for Bulletstorm, the highly anticipated new action shooter from the makers of the award-winning Gears of War and Unreal series of games. Starting on January 25, the demo will give players a taste of the guns, action and attitude Bulletstorm has to offer, with Entertainment Weekly describing Bulletstorm as â€œan intense, outrageous shooter,â€ and Seth Schiesel from the New York Times stating, â€œthe name should say it all; big guns, lots of lead and over-the-top mayhem.â€Â
Bulletstorm ships with three game modes: the pulp sci-fi, single-player campaign; Anarchy multiplayer mode; and Echo mode, a unique experience that tracks and compares playersâ€™ scores while they play through locations found in the campaign. The Bulletstorm demo introduces a slice of Echo mode in which players traverse a collapsed building on the deadly paradise planet Stygia as ex-Dead Echo leader Grayson Hunt. Players will utilize the â€œSkillshotâ€ system in Bulletstorm as they crush enemies in increasingly creative ways to rack up points using an arsenal of powerful weapons, from a futuristic assault rifle called the Peace Maker Carbine, to the Flail Gun, which fires two grenades linked by a chain, and the Screamer, a powerful revolver that turns enemies into human fireworks.Â Â
From highest score to total number of skillshots performed, players can compete with their friends for bragging rights in Echo mode as they decimate enemies with over-the-top combat moves using some of the most innovative weapons ever seen in a first-person shooter. With more than 45 skillshots in the demo, players are encouraged to â€œKill with Skillâ€ in Bulletstorm, finding stylish and ever imaginative ways to take down anyone that stands in their way. The Bulletstorm demo also allows players to unlock platform-specific upgrades* to use in the gameâ€™s Anarchy mode, from the Crimson Leash to Stealth Armor, when they purchase the full game.Â
The Bulletstorm demo will be available for download January 25 on Xbox LIVEâ„¢ Marketplace Worldwide and the PlayStationÂ®Network in North America. The demo will be available on January 26 on PlayStationÂ®Network in Europe. Poised to be one of 2011â€™s most original games, the Bulletstorm Epic Edition will be available for the Xbox 360Â® videogame and entertainment system and grant early access to the Gears of War 3 beta as well as additional bonus content in-game**. The Bulletstorm Limited Edition will be available for the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system and PC and will also offer additional bonus content in-game**. Bulletstorm will be available on Feb. 22, 2011 in North America and Feb. 25, 2011 in Europe. For more information on Bulletstorm, please visit www.bulletstorm.com and www.facebook.com/bulletstorm or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bulletstorm.