Brink

Brink Box Art
  • Genre
    Shooter
  • Platform
    PC, PS3, X360
  • Release date
    May 10, 2011 (US)
    May 13, 2011 (EU)

This game was released on May 13, 2011 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Brink is a new first-person shooter under development by Splash Damage, the British game studio that brought us Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. It will feature class-based single player, co-op and multiplayer modes, which will be integrated seamlessly. For example, experience can be earned both in single player and multiplayer, and your friends can join your game even in the middle of a mission.

Brink is set in a post-apocalyptic world, with two factions (Resistance and Security) fighting for control over a floating city called the Ark. The city can’t support a growing population due to the limited resources available, so the Ark is on the brink of a civil war.

The game will allow the players to perform various freerunning moves using a single SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain) button which predicts what you’re trying to do depending on your position. As a result, complex moves can be executed with simple controls, similarly to Mirror’s Edge. However, experienced players will be able to accomplish the same thing manually, which will take less time and give them an edge over the others.

Brink pre-order bonus list

A choice of four digital bonus packs is offered to those who preorder Brink before the release date. The bonuses you get will depend on which retailer you buy the game from (listed below):

  • Gamestop: The DOOM Pack includes a UAC skin for the Bulpdaun SMG, UAC Marine Body Armor, and UAC beanie cap for the Security faction. Resistance gets a Cacodemon skin for the Bulpdaun SMG, Lost Soul Screaming Skull t-shirt and a DOOM bandana. In addition, you also get a unique Hellspawn body tattoo. (See how it looks).
  • Amazon: the Psycho pack contains an exclusive Caesar revolver, weapon attachments (improved Soda Can Silencer for Resistance and ArkTactical Silencer for Security), The Grin Combat Mask (Resistance) and a Tortured Soul tattoo. (Check out the picture).
  • BestBuy: the Fallout pack comes with a Vault 101 skin for the CARB-9 SMG, Vault 101 t-shirt, and a Vault-Tec beanie cap for the Security side. The Resistance gets a Fallout New Vegas Vault Boy style CARB-9 SMG skin and t-shirt, and a Fallout bandana. Both factions receive the Vault 101 body tat. (See the preview).
  • Steam, Walmart: the Spec-Ops pack includes an exclusive Hockler Machine Pistol, GreenEye Combat Optical Scope, a Sloani Combat Mask (Security) and a Dogtag tattoo.

You can see how these in-game items will look in the pictures below:

The classes

Four character classes will be present in the game, each with its own unique set of skills (which can be unlocked and upgraded as the player levels up). The Soldier is a combat class which can use explosive weapons and provide ammo for his teammates. The Medic can not only heal himself and his allies, but revive fallen players as well. The Engineer can build and repair objects, deploy automatic turrets and plant mines. Finally, the Operative can hack terminals, detect opponents through the walls, and disguise himself as a member of the enemy team.

Character customization

Besides choosing one of the two factions and selecting a class, players will be offered a large number of other customization options. One of these is the body type. A light build allows you to perform more parkour moves, but you’re limited to using light firearms. On the other hand, a Heavy build has a lot of health and can use heavy weapons, but has the lowest movement speed and jump height. The Medium build is, naturally, in-between the two.

Brink will have almost limitless options for customizing your character’s appearance as well. This won’t affect your combat stats, but you can try scaring the enemy players off with your thuggish looks and war face paint. Watch the video below and see what the character customization system in the game is capable of.

Brink will be released on May 10th in North America, May 12th in Australia, and May 13th in Europe. It is going to run on Windows, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. The official homepage of the game can be found at BrinkTheGame.com – visit it for the latest news and other information.

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