Bulletstorm formally announced, out in 2011

Revealed by a GameInformer cover late last week, Epic Games have today formally announced Bulletstorm, the People Can Fly-developed first-person shooter that prompted the Unreal house to purchase a majority stake in the Polish studio.

Said to offer “signature ‘kill with skill’ gameplay” which seeks to bring “new furor” to the genre, Bulletstorm follows the story of two elite mercenaries who, after being betrayed by their commanding officer and exiled on a remote planet, find themselves in the midst of “hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs in an abandoned paradise” — the ideal situation to make use of a number of “outrageously large guns”. The goal: get off the forsaken rock and exact revenge.
Bulletstorm is the kind of game we love to make because it’s pure, unadulterated entertainment,” Epic president Michael Capps says. “People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome addition to the genre. We can’t wait to see how everyone reacts to seeing Bulletstorm.”

EA has picked up the publishing duties, enthusiastically.

“The first time we laid eyes on Bulletstorm, we instantly knew this is going to be the next big hit from these two great studios delivering yet again an entirely new experience for shooter fans,” EA Partners’ VP and general manager David DeMartini said.

The game’s headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 some time next year.