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3D Realms, the people who brought us Duke Nukem 3D, along with Interceptor, the creators of 2013’s Rise of the Triad, comes Bombshell, a new isometric action role playing game for the PC and the PlayStation 4. Bombshell sees bomb-disposal-specialist-turned-mercenary-for-hire, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, strong-arm her away across four planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to rescue the president of the United States of America from an apocalyptic alien threat. Bombshell promises imaginative enemy design as well as an array of weaponry that crosses genre boundaries and creates a hybrid experience such as one never seen before.
The trailer that you see above will show you many of the features of this upcoming game, including the dangerous, brave new world that the title is set in, its isometric gameplay layout, its storyline, and yes, the metallic arm that the protagonist Shelly wears.
Bombshell represents a new IP opportunity for 3D Realms, who are currently embroiled in a lawsuit over the use of the Duke Nukem brand.
“Lawsuits take time, and are often a long, drawn-out process. Meanwhile, we wanted to be productive — our creative team couldn’t wait around for the issue to be resolved,” their statement on the official website reads. “Ultimately, we saw it as the opportunity to create our own intellectual property, and Bombshell was born. So far, it’s been a blast.
“It’s impossible to say what will happen in regards to our previous project. It might return, it might not. We want to make great games without sacrificing our integrity, andBombshell allows us to do that beautifully.”