So it’s just been announced that Gearbox is bringing a version of the gory and wacky FPS, Bulletstorm, to the Switch.
What is the difference I hear you exclaim, not much realistically. This new Switch title is basically a port of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. That particular title is the optimized and polished port of the original over-the-top shooter for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The Full Clip variant was released in 2017 and brought the story of Grayson Hunt to a new audience. That story includes tons of shooting, explosions and gore, and it was quite the fun little romp.
The original Bulletstorm was originally released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. And while it was plenty of fun, it quickly showed it’s age over the years in the graphical department. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition came along to remedy that with updated graphics and some gameplay improvements.
Here’s a basic overview of the game from the developers:
Step into the boots of Grayson Hunt after a crash landing on an abandoned resort planet forces him to make a hard choice: survival or revenge. An exiled member of the elite assassin group Dead Echo, Grayson’s blind desire for vengeance finds his crew stranded on Stygia where he can finally confront the commander behind his betrayal—or get his team off the planet alive.
Battle your way through throngs of Stygia’s mutated inhabitants, performing masterful kills throughout the single-player campaign—or one of 30 competitive score-challenge or 12 co-operative multiplayer maps—using Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition’s unique “Skillshot” system that rewards you for executing the most creative and deadly kills imaginable.
And now, that updated version is heading to the Nintendo Switch with the launch of Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch, coming in Summer 2019. Nintendo sure is keen to shed that family friendly image to appeal to a much wider audience.
The new version of the game on the Switch will include both the improved edition released in 2017, as well as the DLC for that version which replaced the main character with the legendary bubblegum-chewing badass Duke Nukem. No firm release date yet, but it’s slated to drop this Summer.