Bulletstorm Story Trailer Forfeits Goofy Antics For A Serious Narrative
(Last Updated On: February 27, 2017)

Gearbox Software may be in the dog house when it comes to earning respect from the gaming community, but they’re still trying their luck with attempting to make some quick bank on some remastered games, including Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. The upcoming title just received its refresher trailer for the story in the game, for those of you who either forgot about the story or never knew about it to begin with.

The two minute trailer was let loose into the wild, and you can check it out below to see what they have in store for gamers when Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition makes its way back onto store shelves starting April 7th.

Very interesting cut of the game.

The trailer is a complete 180 from the previous trailers they used to originally promote the game when it came out back in 2011, which was filled with jokes and satire and goofiness. Then again, there were so many shooters flooding the market back then that Bulletstorm was just another node on the over-saturated grid of FPS titles.

In fact, you can see what they originally used as the launch trailer material for Bulletstorm with the trailer below, just to see how much of a contrast in tone the two promo pieces are.

The other trailer highlighting the story and gameplay was also more of a grunge, punk-rock action experience instead of the more straight-laced tone they went for with the new story trailer up above. You can check it out below.

This time around they seem to want to convey the importance of the story and the characters. To be honest, this is the first time I actually saw a trailer that really put across what the plot of the game was in a concise and easy to follow manner.

As far as being a remaster is concerned… I am a bit impressed with the asset details. Art-style and character design aside, you can see that on the one lead female the texture resolution is so high you can actually see the fine hairs on her skin through the reflection of the sun. That’s some impressive fidelity.

After Randy Pitchford, the president of Gearbox Software, embarrassed himself at PAX with a song about #GamerGate, it’s going to be a long walk back up to the top for the company. Ars Technica actually put Gearbox Software on deathwatch for 2017.


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  • SevTheBear

    I bet we will see the game at half price after 1-2 months

  • Hawk Hopper

    I wonder if the whole “killed journalists” thing at the beginning of the serious trailer is trying to play into hysteria about journos being in danger because Trump doesn’t like them.

    • Knowing Pitchford and the rest of Gearbox… I wouldn’t doubt it.

      It was also an extremely different approach from the other trailers that were originally used to promote Bulletstorm so many years ago. So maybe the political climate did have an effect on how they decided to cut the story trailer together.

      • Hawk Hopper

        From what I remember, Bulletstorm did have some of its story about you and/or your team killing civilians or something. It was more dark than the rest of the game and has been dug up to help Randy move into the fake news business once Gearbox dies.