Bulletstorm has stealth-launched on the Switch eShop today, bringing with it some seriously over the top FPS action.
The "Duke of Switch Edition" subtitle may give you a clue about what makes this version so special - it's got the one and only Duke Nukem in it, see? It costs £24.99 in the UK and $29.99 in North America.
We're working on our review as we speak, but in case you fancy a look at how Bulletstorm shapes up on Switch, here's some footage.
Gotta admit , with Duke, this is lookin' tasty. And, at last!, a publisher who knows how to price an older game on Switch. Hope it plays well.
More FPSs on Switch is good. I don't know much about this one though.
Looks good, same old story tho.....how much?
I think this game looks and performs great on the Switch, but sadly I don't think much of the actual game though. I also think they must have released this on every platform by now, even some toasters!
i was about to get rad rodgers for this exact reason ! Will sleep on it waiting a review. Duke nukem will shine again, somewhere, someday...
Will wait for sale too many other games out soon
@suikoden At about 10GB I think I would also hold out for a physical edition if I were to buy this.
@suikoden 25 quid is a tad on the pricey side. 15 and I may have bitten.
I was keeping an eye out for a physical release for the longest time. I guess TakeTwo Interactive thought this wouldn't sell well enough to justify a physical release. One less game I'll feel inclined to buy I suppose.
Physical release imminent?
This is one of those "down the road" games for me. I want to play and it probably will, however am in absolutely no rush to do so. A year or two from now when it drops to $9.99 or something I will pick it up and prob enjoy it quite a bit.
But does it have gyro aiming?
@BulkSlash Very good question! Folk who put gyro in day one understand Switch owners
It's a solid 30 fps in performance from the youtube video's uploaded if anyone is wondering... I'm tempted to get this I have to say, but really need to see a couple of reviews first. Bulletstorm was great on the 360 a few years back....
Awww man. No physical release??? I’ve been waiting for this but i guess i’ll have to wait a bit longer cause September is wrecking my wallet!!!
Really would like to see this as a physical release.... Although with this sudden e-shop release I don't think it will get one.
I'll wait for a physical release. Even if they don't issue a wide release, I'm sure LRG (or someone else) will eventually jump on the bandwagon.
Wow! This was an EA published game on the last generation!
Are they publishing another game for the Switch or did someone else do it?
Is this a remastered version or is it 720p only, like on the X360/PS3 duo?
If this is a good port then this will be the best (not original 90's Doom) FPS on the Switch. Easily better than Wolfenstein, Turok or Doom 16. The Duke Nukem stuff is just meh and lazily tacked on but the main game is truly fantastic.
@BANJO Stealth eshop releases are never a good sign for physical...but we'll see
@Kidfunkadelic83 Yes, at £25 it's just abit expensive... I will wait for a sale.
@Bizzyb Yes, my thoughts exactly. Weighing in at 9.4GB it would need to release on a 16GB card to not require any download.. I can't see that happening.
Duke Nukem? Hail to the king, baby!
Seems to be a great port! Hardly any load time, performs great in handheld mode too!
I think crazier things have happened in the last two years. We just need to resist now and wait a few months. I'm pretty sure someone will grab this one and release it physical for 10 bucks more.
What's with the burst of foul language in the video thumbnail NintendoLife?
@Tisteg80 I hope so... I've held off for now. Great to see the Switch getting another decent FPS!!
@GrailUK @BulkSlash There is no gyro aiming unfortunately which has put me off from buying it this weekend. Developers should really know by now, a Switch Edition FPS must have gyro. Hopefully it'll be patched in, if not I'll just hang off until it's on sale. It is the Remastered version though, so that's good.
Bulletstorm was one of my favourite shooters of the last generation. Such a fun game
Wow! I mean... Jesus! What's Nintendo trying to do, make me go broke😕🤨🤷🏾♂️
Great game and nice visuals, was caught by surprise by the announcement. Been playing it for an hour and half.
The game is not $29.99 in North America... Get your facts straight.
@Link41 Would you be so kind as to enlighten us on the NA price then because several other publications have said it is thirty.
Just bought , graphics are amazing and plays really well .but no multiplayer, just the campaign ?, maybe they will add in an update
@OorWullie Thanks for info. No gyro controls for such good Duke game, not buying this for sure until it is patched for gyro controls if that never happens, I have Wolfenstein and it is great game and it has gyro controls.
@sylentwar no online
They had me at "****sucker!"
$30 for an 8 year old game with no online multiplayer? Are you F'n kidding me? Shame on Nintendo for not regulating the prices of these scheming capitalist gaming companies. And shame on all of you that tolerate this capitalist price gouging. So yeah the game looks good but I refuse to get ripped off.
Will be getting this eventually. A bunch of other games to pick up right now.
Looks good but too many cut scenes for my liking. Much prefer a Goldeneye style fps over this dialogue heavy game. Might bite when it goes on sale though.
@OorWullie Thanks, good to know. Sounds like it will be joining Resident Evil 4 on the list of games I’ll buy when/if gyro controls are patched in then!
I love this game. Will be great to revisit on the go
@Link41 @Indielink Sure says it is $30 on my eshop. I'm definitely NA.
@Giygas_95 except the only one people really want🙁
This will be on my list to get down the line as I missed out on the original release. The price doesn't bother me because sadly when you are incarcerated you miss out on your favorite past time. So these rereleases are a blessing for me personally because I'm getting another chance to play these great games for less than the original cost and on a Nintendo console.
Played it for the last two hours as the Duke! What a blast! Just the blurring effect is stupid, but Wow! What an action pack! Time to kick ass and chew some bubblegum!
It is only $29.99 in the US eShop, it is significantly more expensive in the CAD eShop...
@Indielink That price only applies to the US storefront. That doesn't represent the entire continent. So it is misleading to say North America when that only applies to one country.
Might grab it when it’s half price. Enjoyed it on the Xbox 360 but I already have it digitally there, or can get the remaster for my Xbox One for less than this.
@Qwertyninty What would that one be?
Now if we can just get that Shadowgun Legends release date.
@SeantheDon29 Oh man. Forgot about that! Really looking forward to that one. Pocket Destiny!
@SenseiDje Rad Rodgers is seriously disappointing, save your money. I bought the Switch version for the exact same reason, thinking I could get some passable Duke action. Alas, I spent 3 grueling hours with it and it proved to be a completely uninspired slog along with being a pretty messy Switch port.
well worth your money:)
well, the original was, dunno about this version.
very addicting and fun gameplay, also some awesome moments.
only thing thats starts to iirritate me is that nintendo makes it difficult for developers to make it physical.
release those 16/32gb cardridges now!!!
Yeah literally just the base game and the Duke nukem dlc. .was really surprised as its advertised as having everything...maybe they will add as an update in the future...game wise though really impressed ( even though I have really bad drifting on my left joycon )
@SenseiDje Rad Rogers is a waste of cash. it's fun for about fifteen minutes.
I love a fun fps but I really want one with multiplayer, so a pass on this from me, even if the bro humour is deeply nostalgic.
So... Any borderlands yet?
As I was about ronger it physical, you just make me spare 20€ !! I’m sorry for you, in thé same time... so... maybe on -80% sale...
Anyway, bulletstorm, here I come !
Wow! Cool surprise release! I wouldnt mind a physical edition though. I will definitely get it later but for now Im at my limit. September is CRAZY.
@Damo Bulletstorm is $40 in Canada, not $30. Canada is part of North America.
@Qwertyninty Oh, haha, with DOOM, Wolfenstein, etc., I kind of forgot about COD. I would love ports of Modern Warfare and Black Ops though.
Got this 'free' on PS+ a few months back for PS4, not really my type of game.
Would love Duke 3D on Switch.
Looks amazing, never have played the original. It gives me a bit of unreal turnament vive. Does it really have it?
@RightWingGamer The irony of your tag being 'RightWingGamer' and you complaining about capitalism amuses me greatly.
Awesome! I had tons of fun with the great mechanics this game offers.
The way you can use your leash and chain together combos is really unique... I wish more games would copy it.
Now I’m just wondering if the Switch version has motion controls or not. If it does, I’d buy it again.
I owned this game back in the day when I had my x360. I think I bought it for like 10-15 EUR sealed and sold it for 5 EUR and that was like 5 years ago.
@Giygas_95 we have no real military shooter on the switch.
@Lord Who cares about the story in Bulletstorm when it have some of the coolest mechanics in any FPS ever?
It's a one of a kind FPS which badly needs a sequel.
@RightWingGamer LMAO. ALL compagnies are in what they are doin' for the MONEY. If you can't afford a game, concentrate your spare cash on bread and milk. Get a job.
The saddest part about the rerelase of this game was that while the original was a fun if derivative romp that made you think "hey, this is the best unofficial Duke Nukem game since I don't remember when!", adding Duke Nukem to it actually made it worse as he's shoehorned into the story awkwardly, most of his lines suck ass compared to what the original dialogue does for the same scenes and I'd honestly more eagerly accept that the Duke is dead and prefer all future games inheriting his title to star Bombshell.
I'm so simple-minded... have Three Houses and Astral Chain on hold just because this is such a great simple cool as hell shooter.
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