Epic Games reveals Fortnite

Exploration, scavenging, survival themes emphasized in teaser for original intellectual property from Epic Games.

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Epic Games' next project is not another Gears of War, or even an Infinity Blade or a Bulletstorm.

Just a glimpse of Fortnite.
Just a glimpse of Fortnite.

At the Video Game Awards tonight, Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski introduced a trailer for a new--and very different--project from the studio. Dubbed Fortnite, the game features a cartoonlike visual style and focuses on themes of exploration, scavenging, and survival.

In the trailer, a cameraman follows a group of survivors as they look to scrounge building materials for a makeshift fort during daylight hours. A subterranean, zombie-like creature peeks out to see what they're doing at dusk, and later that night, a legion of such creatures overrun the fort as the humans scream in terror.

No platforms or release window was announced.

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