Bulletstorm hits retail, first DLC announced
First Downloadable Content announced for over-the-top shooter as it hits stores
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Feb 22, 2011 - 10:27am EST (Feb 22, 2011 10:27)
Bulletstorm, the shooter from People Can Fly, Epic Games and Electronic Arts, is now available in North America. Also available today in limited quantities is the Bulletstorm Epic Edition for Xbox 360 which grants players early access to the Gears of War 3 beta. Gamers will need the Epic Edition disc in order to play the Gears of War 3 beta. The Bulletstorm Limited Edition, available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC, also offers additional bonus in-game content.
“Bulletstorm plays like a high-octane summer blockbuster movie. It’s loaded with intense action and cinematic moments, all wrapped up in a fun story,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “People Can Fly has really tapped into the power of Unreal Engine 3, and the result is a stunningly beautiful playground for mayhem. The skillshot system delivers a new shooter experience that’s stylish, creative and a heck of a lot of fun. We can’t wait to see what our players do once they get Bulletstorm in their hands.”
Bulletstorm for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 includes a one-time-use Online Pass registration code that gives players access to six bonus Echo maps and the exclusive Quicksilver leash. Players who do not have a code can purchase the Bulletstorm Online Pass for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.
People Can Fly, Epic Games and EA also announced today the Gun Sonata pack, the first downloadable content for Bulletstorm. Featuring three new maps for Anarchy multiplayer mode, from the wretched Sewers of Stygia to the dilapidated ruins of Hotel Elysium and the open spaces of Villa, the Gun Sonata Anarchy maps provide more settings for players to work together in order to pull off fantastic team skillshots. In addition to the new Anarchy maps, Gun Sonata will also introduce two new Echo mode maps, including Crash Site, where Final Echo soldiers must deal with the ramifications of their crashed ship, and Guns of Stygia, in which a captive commando escapes from an enemy prison. The Gun Sonata downloadable content will be available this spring for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.
Bulletstorm is now available in North America and will be available February 25 in Europe for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and PC.