Bullet Run Announced

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Sony Online Entertainment have announced a new online free to-play first person shooter titled Bullet Run. It will be available to play on PC later this summer.

The game, developed by ACONY Games is a team based mutlplayer game that will put players in the ultimate reality TV game show where players will showcase their deadly talents in the name of fame. Bullet Runis set in the near future and features the hottest new reality game show, Bullet run where performance is everything. Not just getting the kill will win your character fame as Style and attitude combined with a hair trigger and cat-like reflexes will bring players the fame they crave. Players, also known in the game as ‘Contestants’ will battle to the death with ammo, weapons and more importantly, attitude!. With fame on the line, a vast amount of customization options are available to create unique looks for players characters and also ensure the style system spotlight is on them. Matches will take place in a variety of settings with each providing a different mix of tacticl options, play styles and equipment options. Using a revoltionary ‘Synth’ technology, contestants will die and re-incarnate into a new body. Death is seen as a mere setback in the ultimate fight for fame and glory.

Christopher Sturr, Executive Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Sony Online Entertainment stated:

“While our games portfolio continues to grow across many different genres of online gaming, the addition of Bullet Run brings an entirely new level of entertainment to the gameplay experience for both the free-to-play community and fans of first-person shooters, The game promises a high energy persistent combat experience that few FPS games have obtained, while also lowering the barriers of entry for more casual players looking for a unique gaming experience.”

Andre Herbst, Founding Partner and Marketing Director, ACONY added:

“We are excited to bring players what we think will be the best FPS experience in the PC free-to-play market, We designed Bullet Run with the same quality and attention to detail as a AAA retail product but focused on making it a great game experience for a full range of players regardless of their skill level.”

Bullet Run will bring the best elemets of the FPS franchise together with unique immersive levels and character progression which creates a fully-customizable, persistent gaming experience. There are six Synth areans from oil rigs, jungles and abandoned shanty towns, the game will focus on individual character weapon advancement and progression. Players can also unlock/purchase new weapons, weapon modifications and attachments, wardrobe items, accessories, and custom weapon decals.

Frank Trigub, Founding Partner, ACONY also added the following:

“We believe the sexier, media-driven storyline sets it apart from other FPS games and will continue to attract new players who might be tired of the same military shooters,”

The main features of Bullet Run include the following:

  • FPS Meets Free-To-Play – Free for download for the PC. Additional content is available for purchase in the in-game marketplace.
  • Reality TV Game Show Storyline – Players will have to fight for stardom or settle for 15 minutes of fame. Cameras and commentators capture all the intense FPS action, where style and showmanship earn “Heat” and fame on the road to stardom.
  • Eight Kill Skills – Unique abilities can be trained and unleashed during combat. Each brings in cutting-edge technology for players to use in their match and are unlocked as contestants earn Heat. These include damage heals, berserker mode, enemy-trapping robots, aerial ammo attacks, devastating mini-gun action, and more.
  • Active Reload – Bullet Run moves fast, and your guns need to load even faster.  The game offers an Active Reload feature. When you hit ‘reload,’ a circular interface appears. If you hit it just right, your weapon loads much faster. But be precise; if you don’t hit the mark, your gun will jam.
  • Six Killer Arenas – A thrilling assortment of game maps for players to explore and dominate including industrial landscapes, tropical islands, desert wastelands, and more.
  • Fast-Paced Multiplayer Combat – Up to 20 contestants can battle on each episode in one of two game modes: Team Deathmatch or Dominion.
  • Character Stylization – Players have access to hundreds of ‘vanity’ items to customize their characters and style, earning boosts and experience points in the in-game Style system.
  • Weapon of Choice – Thousands of potential combinations per weapon from silencers and muzzle brakes to scopes, stocks and more allow players to fine-tune their weapon to match their gameplay preferences. Additionally, weapons decals and paint jobs will provide players true personalization.
  • Bring on the Heat – In-game progression is rewarded through exciting play; the more Heat, the more fans. The more fans, the more players level up their Fame. Taunt, slay, and humiliate opponents, increasing Heat and unlocking new skills and weapons.
  • Character Progression – Gain access to unique items and weapons as your character advances to new levels of fame (experience); you can also earn in-game currency to help improve and learn new skills.
  • Killing Community – Add friends, join them in matches, and chat privately via the ComCenter.
  • Additional Features – Nemesis System to identify the contestant constantly blocking your path to stardom; Taunt System with custom animations to help pump up the crowd; Quickplay option; Reload minigame, and more.

A few screenshots have also been released to go alongside the announcement. Let us know what your initial thoughts are of Bullet Run via the comment section below.

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