Bulletstorm demo trailer is sweary, violent, exciting

If you don't count the ESRB card and producer credits, the teaser for tomorrow's Bulletstorm demo manages to go ten seconds before someone says “shit.” If that seems like a blue-balled eternity, rest assured that once those ten agonizing seconds of pretending like anyone cares about Bulletstorm's storyline are over, it's “motherfucker” this and “butthole-clenching” that and explosions and gibs till the cows come home (at which point, the cows get blown up in a manner that’s as inventive as it is sadistic).

Above: Apparently the game features more skillshots than you can count. Two googol, then

Above: Dune buggies, the most dangerous prey of all time

Above: A new Bulletstorm trailer to whet your appetite for the incoming demo, which will be avialable on PSN and Xbox LIVE on January 25

It's hard to count how many unfortunate souls are sent to their maker in the trailer's scant 90 seconds of ridiculously overblown violence. However, if we were to measure this trailer against the gold standard of the “big men, violently killed for your amusement” genre – '80s action movies – it's likely that it would weigh in somewhere between the theatrical release of Commando and the Director's Cut of RoboCop. Given that you're invited to catch your breath by watching a dude being shot in the dick, that's pretty effin' impressive.

Will you be trying out Bulletstorm? How many gruesomely impressive atrocities do you intend to enact? Let us know while you wait for the demo to go live.

Jan 24, 2011

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  • FoxdenRacing - January 25, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    Looks like this little side-project knows something the Gears team doesn' to go beyond over the top without being gruesome and stomach-churning. The whole thing looks delightfully old-school in its approach, and I'm going to download the demo when I get home tonight. I really hope it doesn't suck...I'm really annoyed with no less than 3 franchises sh*tting out yearly sequels with no imagination, no major changes, blatantly ripping one another off, and so many 'assists' that even a drunken chimp can be good at them with little to no effort. I understand why the publishers do it...they can spend a little time on new art assets and some new voice acting, reuse everything else, and make fistfuls of millions reliably every year; it's up to us as gamers [and publications like GR] to hold their feet to the fire and demand better. If we don't, Football won't be the only genre we can refer to as 'Roster Update 20XX'.
  • Robx - January 25, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    And I thought Duke Nukem's trailer was manly...
  • batman5273 - January 25, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    I will be downloading today!
  • Defguru7777 - January 25, 2011 6:41 a.m.

    At least now I can get an impression of the game so I can decide if it's worth getting the Epic Edition. The Gears 3 beta isn't enough for me to take a gamble on a new game's collector's edition, but if the gameplay experience can match what's in this trailer, then it'll be awesome.
  • TheIronMaiden - January 25, 2011 4:50 a.m.

    AHH I can't wait. Finally a breathe of fresh air (or so I hope :P) for the fps sick of COD and COD wannabe's.
  • RamenChimera - January 25, 2011 3:48 a.m.

    This AND the Crysis 2 demo on the same day??? Time to free up some hard drive space.
  • thevenomous1 - January 25, 2011 3:45 a.m.

    Bulletstorm is looking sick Im so excited! Im gonna run through that demo like 100 times tommorow. The skill shots and record breaking is gonna be crazy.
  • Eliath - January 25, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    I should also mention that those websites are free and don't require any major install (at least YouGamer, which I used in the past).
  • Eliath - January 25, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    @Tokokono There is which has Bulletstorm listed and which doesn't right now. They will analyze your system versus a game's requirements. Unfortunately, you need to rely on the game being added to the website. It also doesn't account for any bugs or driver issues you might run into, but it's at least a semi decent indication. I would probably be classified as a "PCs are superior" idiot, but I also agree that it would be nice to see more PC demos. I did however preorder Bulletstorm a few weeks ago after watching the 'make fun of Halo commercial' commercial that GR posted. This and the E3 footage also look great.
  • Lionzest7 - January 25, 2011 2:07 a.m.

    Game looks pretty awesome, hopefully it isn't just some crappy packin for gears of war 3 beta.
  • Tokokono - January 25, 2011 1:32 a.m.

    I would be enjoying this, if they would actually release a demo for PC. No, I'm not questioning whether or not my system will be able to handle this game or not. I definitely don't need a demo and/or trial to figure out for sure if I'm buying a game that my computer can't even run! And no, I'm not one of those "PCs are superior" idiots. I'm just sick of a lack of PC demos, when some of us who aren't quite as up-to-date on our hardware are left to wonder if a game can even run on our systems or not.
  • FierceVoltage - January 25, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    oh wow I just realized that tomorrow is the 25th sweet!
  • Engage183 - January 25, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    Haha that game looks sweet. haven't actually seen that much gameplay besides the E3 demo footage looks really cool now that i've seen more, will definitely download this tommorow and give it a shot
  • crazytar - January 25, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    @FierceVoltage you were one short of working "FIRST!" in there thrice (cwutididthar!?!?)
  • FierceVoltage - January 25, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    Awesome this game looks great it will probably be the FIRST game I buy from this developer, lolz see what I did there! FIRST!

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