Boss Key Productions has a bunch of ways for you to check out their upcoming shooter, LawBreakers. Do it because Ice-T says so.
When game developer Cliff Bleszinski left Epic Games back in 2012, there was all sorts of speculation about what he would do next. Nearly four years later, we are going to be able to find out first-hand.
Today a trailer was released for LawBreakers, which is slated to be the first release from Bleszinski’s new Boss Key Productions studio. It’s a multiplayer-focused First Person Shooter which takes place in a near-future USA.
The basic premise of the game (in case you remotely care about that sort of thing) is that there are two factions fighting against each other for order and chaos, respectively. The factions are referred to as ‘Law’ and…wait for it…’Breakers’. Battles take place “across iconic locations including the boiling oceans off the Santa Monica coastline, to a gravity ravaged Grand Canyon and nearly unrecognizable Mount Rushmore.”
So let’s talk about the trailer they put out. Clocking in at just over a minute, this ‘Between Our Guns’ trailer is narrated by Rapper/Actor/Gamer/All-Around Legend Ice-T, which already makes it about 85% better than everything else in the world. The focus here is of course on gameplay; showing off a ton of different ways to shoot, stab, vaporize, and blow up opponents. Additionally, one of the big gameplay hooks with LawBreakers is that players have the ability to mess around with gravity and take intense firefights into the sky.
In spite of the gravity features, LawBreakers comes across as a pretty meat-and-potatoes experience for FPS fans. That being said, it is a really great looking game (in Unreal Engine 4, of course), the pedigree of its development team is very high, and if nothing else it looks like it’s going to be pretty damn fun time.
But hey, don’t take my word for it; go see for yourself. You can sign up here to get access to the public Alpha. If you happen to be at PAX East this weekend, you’ll also have an opportunity to check LawBreakers out. Boss Key Productions has this to say to attendees:
If you’re attending PAX East this weekend, you can also play LawBreakers in booth #5116 in the Boston Convention Center. Everyone who plays will collect exclusive swag and a chance to commemorate their best kill with a custom-made video clip shared digitally on social media.
LawBreakers is scheduled to come out exclusively on Steam this Summer.
[toggle title=”REGISTER NOW FOR THE CHANCE TO PLAY LAWBREAKERS, THE NEW GRAVITY-DEFYING FPS”] LOS ANGELES – APRIL 21, 2016 – Beat gravity into submission in LawBreakers, the debut game from Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Studios. Players can register now for the chance to participate and dominate, in LawBreakers’ upcoming series of public Alpha tests on www.lawbreakers.com, becoming one of the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated game . Dates for the Alpha tests have not yet been announced, but fans can sign up via the website or Wishlist LawBreakers on Steam to be first in the know. LawBreakers is a first-person shooter in which even the laws of physics can be shattered, creating intense gravity-based combat and resulting in an ever-evolving and bloody arena. Set in a futuristic rebuilt America, players will choose whether to kill for the nobility of the “Law,” or go out for blood as a “Breaker,” as they take part in the conflict raging across iconic locations including the boiling oceans off the Santa Monica coastline, to a gravity ravaged Grand Canyon and nearly unrecognizable Mount Rushmore. The team at Boss Key Productions recently revealed a more distinct look and tone for their game, setting LawBreakers apart in a crowded market by embracing the mature attitude of Cliff’s initial vision. In addition to revamping the reimagined – and Shura-owned – Grand Canyon in the Grandview Map, Boss Key has expanded their cast of ruthless antiheroes. Hellion and Bomchelle have joined the side of the “Law”, and two more characters, Kintaro and Toska-9, are allied with the “Breakers”. These new killers round out the current slate of characters involved in this brutal conflict and give both sides mirrored roles with complementary weapons and abilities. These additions will create a more balanced gameplay experience, giving players access to all the current roles, represented in a symmetric fashion, whether they play as “Law” or “Breakers” Fans who want to jump into the energetic gravity-based combat and dominate the competition can register now for the chance to be selected for a series of public Alpha tests. If you’re attending PAX East this weekend, you can also play LawBreakers in booth #5116 in the Boston Convention Center. Everyone who plays will collect exclusive swag and a chance to commemorate their best kill with a custom-made video clip shared digitally on social media. Boss Key recently announced LawBreakers will be a premium digital game, and a Steam exclusive at launch. For more information, or to register for the Alpha tests, please visit: www.lawbreakers.com.[/toggle]