Bulletstorm violence more akin to cartoons than a snuff film, says Bleszinski

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 15 May 2010 20:45 GMT


How would you like to use a weapon in Bulletstorm that lets you get a bit more “surgical” when dispatching your enemies?

We sure as shit would, and it sounds like we’ll be able to do just that.

Speaking in an interview with MSNBC, Cliff Bleszinski revealed a bit about the bonuses you will get for certain well-placed shots in the game.

“There are multiple ways you can shoot an enemy, multiple ways to get a kill,” he said. “There is a weapon that will be revealed at a later date that really lets you get surgical with that kind of thing.

“But in the short term, you can shoot someone in the groin region, at which point they drop to their knees screaming, and then you can kick them in the face to finish them off — which is known as ‘Mercy’.

“I know the violence issue is going to come up, but I challenge your average person to watch the trailer for this game and not giggle.

“Because the comparison I love to use is … when you see this type of cartoon-y, over-the-top violence it is far more Itchy and Scratchy,it is far more Tom and Jerry, far more Gallaghe smashing a watermelon than it is horrible snuff video”.

Please sir, yes.

The game’s out in EA’s Q4 of FY11, and the latest shots can be found here.

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