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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition announced starring Duke Nukem

Published: 11:56, 02 December 2016
Updated: 17:17, 17 June 2019

Bulletstorm and Duke Nukem Forever were released in the same year back in the olden days of 2011. The strange thing is that, at the time, Bulletstorm felt more like a Duke Nukem game than Duke Nukem Forever could ever hope to be.

Bulletstorm did have a few problems, like the frustratingly obvious controller-first design approach. But overall, People Can Fly delivered exactly what they are renowned for; a first person shooter willing to think outside of current-gen conventions, with one foot firmly in the realm old school shooter sensibilities. 

The addition of Duke as an 'optional' protagonist for Bulletstorms HD/4K facelift seems a glaringly obvious move. In terms of tounge-in-cheek humour, fluidity of shooter mechanics and sheer amount of gore, the two games are a match made in heaven. Aside from the remaster and update for all things technical, the Full Clip Edition promisees a new Overkill campaign mode - giving the player a full weapons arsenal right from the start, and new levels for the skill-based Echo game mode.

As of now, the addition of Duke is gated behind the pre-order version of the remaster. That is a somewhat questionable move since audiences have shown some reluctance toward spending money on pre-orders this year, and the star power of Duke is one of the main attractions of the Full Clip Edition anyway. So why put a pre-order shaped wall between Mr. Nukem and your audience? He is just going to fire a pirate-bay-charged rocket at it anyway.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is coming to Playstation 4, xBox One and Windows on April 7th 2017. Make sure you are all out of gum by then.

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