Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions has revealed the first gameplay trailer for LawBreakers, the upcoming free-to-play sci-fi FPS, after a few teasers. LawBreakers, previously known as Project Bluestreak, is set in an alternate future where two factions are at war, one trying to uphold the peace and the other is a crime syndicate.
The trailer shows the Grandview map, which is set in the Grand Canyon. It also introduces the first four characters, which you’ll get to know in some detail in the official descriptions below.
LawBreakers is a competitive team-based first-person shooter that looks a bit crazy since there’s a lot going on, in what we would say is a mix of the Unreal Tournament gameplay and Bulletstorm wackiness. There’s a grappling hook, jetpacks, rocket jumping, teleporting and other moves that make it somewhat closer to a Mirror’s Edge kind of shooter. The studio says skill is the key here, not kill-streaks, and we’re hoping that is true.
Here are the four characters introduced in the trailer:
Kitsune – A fast, highly maneuverable melee fighter with deadly precision. She excels when she can get up close and personal, preferring to catch her opponents by surprise. Although she is not well-suited to tackling opponents head-on, what she lacks in durability she more than makes up for in damage output and mobility.
Maverick – An extremely mobile and highly stylized combatant. Maverick is what you would get if you strapped armor made from an F-15 Fighter Jet onto a Spec Ops soldier. Maverick uses her jets to take to the sky and quickly move around the battlefield, raining down death with her Vulcan Gatling cannon and massively destructive Starfall ability, which allows her to take flight, then plummet, dealing massive damage to anyone caught in the blast.
Breacher – As a well-rounded soldier, Breacher performs well in nearly any situation. His run-and-gun gameplay is well suited for novice and experienced FPS players alike. His assault rifle and sidearm have powerful and unique abilities, but still manage to feel comfortable and easy to use. Breacher excels at quickly subduing opponents and effectively supporting teammates.
Cronos – An absolute brute. High durability and damage output, but very low mobility. Cronos charges the front lines, soaking damage for his allies and dishing out twice as much with his rocket launcher and ricochet grenades. Most opponents will want to stay as far away from Cronos as possible. If he gets too close to you, it’s probably too late. you’re already dead.
LawBreakers launches in 2016 and is published by Nexon.