Back in the days of Sony's Playstation 2, Criterion Games released a corker of a First-Person Shooter called 'Black'. Some years later, and Creative Director Stuart Black, then under the management of Codemasters, announced a 'spiritual successor' in the guise of 'Bodycount'.
Whilst Stuart Black has since moved on from the project, it seems Codemasters have been busy realising his vision, and a batch of screenshots have been revealed, showcasing the title's frantic, over the top and frankly insane brand of bullet-flinging.
While it may not win any beauty contests, Bodycount's visual style is certainly distinctive. Gone are the dull browns and lifeless greys of other shooters, replaced with vivid reds and luminous yellows. It seems plucky Scot Black's departure hasn't dulled the project's passion for gunplay, with explosions rocking the screen and bullets thumping into the environment
Codemasters' Andy Wilson also revealed that the team are looking to give players a taster of what to expect wherever possible. Their first call will apparently be the release of a demo in the near-future.
There's a real sea-change between people seeing it, and playing it. When people play it, they seem to really get on with it, so we want to put it in as many hands as possible, so that people understand - not just what it's about - but we have actually created quite a refined experience when it comes to weapon handling and cover lean and all that sort of stuff.
There's no set date for the demo as of yet, but rest assured we'll be letting you know as soon as we find out. Bodycount is scheduled for a summer release.