Bulletstorm now available, pulling off crotch kicks and combo shots like nobody’s business

Right when I thought that I wasn’t going to be able to whip enemies into an explosive barrel before spraying their body full of lead, here comes Bulletstorm to let me know that sometimes life really is fair. Developed by People Can Fly, known for their delightful Painkiller series, in conjunction with Epic Games, Bulletstorm is now available for the 360, PC, and PS3.

Xbox owners looking for some extra goodies should keep an eye out for the Epic Edition, which will allow early access to the Gears of War 3 beta in addition to bonus in-game content. PlayStation and PC gamers haven’t been left out as they can also access bonus in-game content by snagging the Limited Edition. The 360 and PS3 versions also come with a one-time-use Online Pass that will allow access to six bonus Echo maps and an exclusive Quicksilver leash, which will set back secondhand buyers 800 MS Points/$9.99 to own.

The Gun Sonata DLC pack was also announced. Set to launch this spring for 800 MS Points/$9.99, the pack will include three new maps for Anarchy multiplayer mode, two new Echo mode maps, and two new leash enhancements.

Set in the 26th century on Stygia, a planet where paradise was lost and has since been overrun with rampaging freaks, flesh-eating plants and creatures the size of skyscrapers, Bulletstorm tells the story of Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato. As ex-members of an elite military force called Dead Echo, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato are mercenaries on the run across the galaxy, until they are stranded on Stygia, where their main objective is to survive long enough in order to exact revenge on the one person responsible for their plight. In Anarchy multiplayer mode, teams of up to four players fight together to survive waves of blood-thirsty mutants while scoring Skillpoints in order to advance. In Echo mode, Bulletstorm tracks and compares players’ scores through locations found in the campaign. Through the Skillshot system, Bulletstorm provides stylish, imaginative ways to perform spectacular kills with some of the most unique weapons ever seen, including the Boneduster, a four-barreled shotgun that packs an incredible punch, to the Headhunter, a sniper rifle that allows player to guide the bullet as it reaches its target.

Official Site: Bulletstorm.com

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