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People Can Fly and Gearbox Software announced that Duke Nukem is joining in on the action of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and they released a new trailer for the game to give gamers an idea of what to expect for the title.
The trailer aired during the opening of 2016's The Game Awards with a minute and a half of gameplay on display. The trailer is currently up on the Gearbox Software YouTube channel showcasing a lot of the arcade craziness that helped make the first-person shooter stand out in the way that it did when it originally launched in 2011.
The trailer features a throwback to the 80s with a catchy pop song while promoting some of the new features present in Bulletstorm such as the 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro. The trailer features sliding, shooting, explosions and the combo-kills that helped separate People Can Fly's FPS from a lot of the other competition on the market that came out during the time.
Unfortunately, the game ended up getting stuck between a bunch of other shooters that came out before and after it. Bulletstorm had the unfortunate pleasure of facing off against Crysis 2, RAGE, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and even Duke Nukem Forever. The reality is that the game never stood a chance on the market, especially when both Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 absolutely murdered everything else on the market.
Even on the lower end of the scale, there were games like Portal 2,Resistance and Killzone 3 to compete with as well, and that's not to mention stuff like Gears of War 3 and FEAR 3. Lots and lots and lots of sequels that just jam packed the market with a diverse smorgasbord of different ways to murder any and everything in your face.
With the new Bulletstorm coming out on April 17th in 2017 the game will have a far better chance of standing out on the market now that they don't have worry about competing with a thousand and one other shooters on the market. For as far as we know, April seems to be a pretty empty month for big budget AAA shooters, so maybe this time around the remastered edition of Bulletstorm will get some breathing room and earn some sales that it missed out on back when it originally released when it seemed like it was going up against a galaxy of high-end AAA shooters.
You can pre-order Bulletstorm right now and you'll automatically receive the Duke Nukem content as part of the package when the game releases next year in April. Gearbox hasn't been on a roll lately with their releases but things might turn around with the release of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition.