Brink launch trailer highlights themes of class warfare, face-shooting

Splash Damage's PvP shooter Brink is that rarest of things: a title whose distant release date managed to jump forward when everyone involved realized, you know what, stick a fork in this thing and let's get some players on it already. Consequently, the release date – which earlier saw jumps back from mid to late 2010, then further to mid-May 2011 – is now set for May 10. Hey, that's tomorrow (or maybe today, by the time you read this)! No more preview teasers, then – here's the launch trailer.

The new video details the game's utopia-gone-wrong backstory and contains plenty of glimpses of the strongly Parkour-influenced gameplay, with the art and visuals on show placing the title somewhere between Team Fortress 2 and Mirror's Edge. With the game's conflict between slum-dwellers versus elites detailed, the trailer's invitation to “choose your side” hardly needs stating twice... and by the time you've watched the thing, all factors will be in place for you to act on that decision.

But before you actually decide whether or not you should buy the game, we suggest you wait for GamesRadar’s review. Expect to see it posted later tonight at around 9:00 pm (Pacific Time).

May 9, 2011


  • JHONNYOHH - May 10, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    I heard that IGN gave it a 6.5 or 7.5 (somewhere in between there) but I am still extremely, emphasis on "extremely" excited for this game! @TooSpliced For the sake of gaming enjoyment I agree and disagree with Letter11, both games are a unique gaming experience but it's true it's just another FPS as L.A. Noire (which I have no idea about) looks pretty cool Well good luck on your decision, hope to see you guys on the battlefield! (:
  • md1292 - May 10, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    I would love to get this game. Sadly though, due to Portal 2 and L.A. Noire, I just don't have the money. I might get it in June or July though.
  • Letter11 - May 10, 2011 4:17 a.m.

    @TooSpliced I'd say definitely go with L.A. Noire. Not to take anything away from Brink as it looks very cool, but there are a lot of games where you can shoot people in multi-player. Wait for the review at least. L.A. Noire on the other hand looks to be a completely unique experience.
  • TooSpliced - May 10, 2011 3:43 a.m.

    Brink or L.A. Noire? Please help with choice.
  • flyer - May 10, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    This is totally the next game I buy.
  • NightCrawler_358 - May 10, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    This game looks pretty fun, and I really like the parkour idea in it. I'm hoping it will be great, but if trailers are meant to make a game look good... there might be a problem here. Hopefully i'm wrong though.
  • NESticles - May 10, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    Id get this if i had the money

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