'Brink' launch trailer sets forth stall and leaps over it
Brink is proposing to mix frantic first-person shooting with teamwork and a go-anywhere parkour to create a new twist on a trusted formula.
Set aboard a futuristic floating city, teetering on the edge of violent insurrection after years of overcrowding, players scramble for cover - or over and around it - in a bid to further the cause of slum dwellers or security forces.
Bright colors and highly customizable characters layer a game whose emphasis is on teamwork ( Team Fortress 2, Bad Company 2) with deathmatch missions that can change on the fly ( Section 8: Prejudice).
There's more than a hint of Mirror's Edge about the way players are encouraged to think on their feet and look for alternative routes, parkour style.
While that game's developers have drawn on Mirror's Edge to invest Battlefield 3 with a greater sense of immersion, Brink instead borrows its focus on agility with slides, wall-runs and narrow escapes all prominent.
Despite heavyweight publisher backing from Bethesda ( The Elder Scrolls, Fallout: New Vegas), there's the not inconsiderable matter of L.A. Noire's imminent arrival, coming a week after Brink's May 10 debut in North America.
Perhaps not co-incidentally, Duke Nukem Forever swapped its original May street date for the less crowded June, with Red Faction: Armageddon and Dungeon Siege III following suit soon after.
Life & Style blogs
Dozens of empty homes in two of Liverpool’s most deprived areas will be brought back into use thanks...
A roundup of the latest property news
Plus, do energy saving measures boost house prices?
The 10 Best sports sunglasses
Apps: A poke in the eye for social-network friends
Viral video straps colt .45 handgun to a home-use drone
Bollywood star, Shahrukh Khan, accused of choosing sex of baby
'NHS watchdog is not fit for purpose': Report reveals CQC covered up scandal at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust where eight babies died of neglect
- 1 Disability campaigners celebrate 'victory' after government rethink over plans to make it more difficult to claim disability benefits
- 2 'Jail reckless bankers': Report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 3 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 4 Uri Geller psychic spy? The spoon-bender's secret life as a Mossad and CIA agent revealed
- 5 Vice pulls 'breathtakingly tasteless' fashion shoot glorifying the suicides of famous female authors from Sylvia Plath to Virginia Woolf
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£200 - £250 per day: Progressive Recruitment: Java Developer - Urgent Requirem...
£40000 - £47000 per annum + BENEFITS : Progressive Recruitment: Sap Consultant...
£45000 - £60000 per annum: Progressive Recruitment: SAP PP functional consulta...
Negotiable: Orgtel: Change Manager, Hampshire, Telecomms, SC Cleared, £200 per...