No game can wait for Jimmy Fallon, it seems. Bulletstorm, one of the two games expected to be announced on NBC late night tonight by Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, just got another outing, complete with more wild details.
Bulletstorm emerged on Friday on the cover of the next Game Informer, with some basic details about a gun-crazy action game from the creators of Painkiller, the Epic Games studio People Can Fly.
The game is a first-person shooter made with the same Unreal Engine 3 graphics technology that powers Epic's Gears of War and many other major game series on current consoles.
Today, an official press release offered more plot:
Bulletstorm tells the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries: Dead Echo. When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato learn they've been working for the wrong side, they're betrayed by their commander and exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy. 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.
And more on the gameplay
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 collect to upgrade their character and unlock weapons, which then allows them to execute even more creative moves and exaggerated skillshots.
The game is set for release on the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 in 2011. EA Partners will publish.
On Monday morning, Blezinski Tweeted a link to the official press release, as well, after the initial publication of this story, a gentle chiding: "I never said 2 games ON Fallon, I said 2 games on MONDAY. Y'all inferred 2 games on the show. :)"