It seems like every time we see Bulletstorm, we see a new and incredibly brutal act of violence in the game. EA, at its press conference, took the time to show off more of the whacky first-person shooter, which a representative onstage described as a “blood symphony” where the player is the conductor and the weapons are the instruments. The symphony begins with the player and a teammate inside a nondescript building. It seems as though his buddy is having some problems, but after talking with him for a bit, the main character moves outside onto a balcony with an impressive view of what appears to be a loading dock area. After a few moments of taking in the scenery, he leaps up, grabs a zip line, and swiftly moves down to lower terrain.
Once there, we got our first glimpse of an actual firefight--this time with some kind of drone who was easily dispatched with a machine gun-like weapon. After defeating the drone and experiencing a quick drop, he made his way to a building where the door was closed. Because this is Bulletstorm, he not only kicked open the door, but in the process of doing so, he also caused the door to go flying backward toward a wall where an enemy was standing. That poor guy didn’t survive the impact of the door crashing down on his body, and the blood spatter was the proof. In fact, this room seemed to serve as an early indication of the kinds of kills you can perform just by kicking people. A few times, we saw the main character kicking enemies into circuit boxes, which then electrocuted the enemies to death.
Shortly thereafter, it seemed like all hell was breaking lose as explosions littered the immediate area. We then saw our hero run to a bridge area where we got a glimpse of a few other weapons in action. One that’s of particular interest was the electrical grappling hook that pulls enemies toward you, so you can either pump him full of bullets or perform some other kind of gruesome kill. We also saw what appeared to be a grenade launcher, which will no doubt come in handy when taking on groups of enemies. Needless to say, Bulletstorm is definitely living up to that whole idea of being a “blood symphony” with its crazy action and multitude of ways for enemies to die. Be sure to check back as we’ll have more on Bulletstorm from the show floor of E3.