Brink falls off 2010 release calendar

E3 2010: Bethesda's shooter snags its third delay, now coming spring 2011 to PS3, Xbox 360, PC.

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LOS ANGELES--While the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo has brought definite release dates for long-awaited software and hardware, fans of Bethesda's upcoming shooter, Brink, have a delay to take in.

Gamers will age a little longer before they get to play Brink.
Gamers will age a little longer before they get to play Brink.

London-based development house Splash Damage announced a delay for Brink this week at E3, revealing that the studio's shooter will now be released in spring 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Brink was first dated for spring 2010 when Bethesda trademarked the title. It later slid to fall of the same year. The shooter has been delayed again and is now penciled in for a spring 2011 release, which is 12 months beyond the game's original target release window.

As for the game, Brink is a squad-based shooter that was built to incorporate a system called SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain), which allows players to run freely through the game's environments. The game takes place in a futuristic floating city off the coast of San Francisco, and players can fight through the game's entire campaign as either the Resistance or the Security, the title's warring factions.

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