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Bethesda Drops Dates For Brink, Hunted: The Demon's Forge

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2011 will be a big year for Bethesda; the studio is publishing a total of four high-profile titles, two of which have just received their first firm release dates. According to a press release, Brink will hit on May 17 in North America, while Hunted: The Demon’s Forge will hit on June 1. The European releases of both will follow two days after the NA dates and both will see releases on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Of course, these two titles will be joined by id Software’s RAGE which will see a release in September and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on November 11, as previously reported.

If you haven’t been keeping up, Brink is Splash Damage’s class-based first-person shooter. One of the coolest aspects of the game is its purported seamless integration of campaign and multiplayer, which will share the same objective-based foundation. We’ve got a pretty beefy wiki page for the game if you’re interesting in learning a bit more or browsing some videos of the game in action. Note the Mirror’s Edge-ish movement, too, because that’ll be neat to experiment with later this Spring.  

     
 
== TEASER ==Hunted: The Demon’s Forge couldn’t be much more different than Brink. It’s a third-person, dark fantasy cover-based shooter with an emphasis on dungeon crawling and co-op play between the two protagonists, a barbarian named Caddoc and a range-based elf-type of chick named E’lara. Other Brad interviewed inXile's Matthew Findley about the game a while back, so check this video out for some more details:   
    
 
That’s a lot of Bethesda in one year, right? Any of these a day-one purch for you or will you be hanging around for reviews? 

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Posted by BradNicholson

2011 will be a big year for Bethesda; the studio is publishing a total of four high-profile titles, two of which have just received their first firm release dates. According to a press release, Brink will hit on May 17 in North America, while Hunted: The Demon’s Forge will hit on June 1. The European releases of both will follow two days after the NA dates and both will see releases on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Of course, these two titles will be joined by id Software’s RAGE which will see a release in September and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on November 11, as previously reported.

If you haven’t been keeping up, Brink is Splash Damage’s class-based first-person shooter. One of the coolest aspects of the game is its purported seamless integration of campaign and multiplayer, which will share the same objective-based foundation. We’ve got a pretty beefy wiki page for the game if you’re interesting in learning a bit more or browsing some videos of the game in action. Note the Mirror’s Edge-ish movement, too, because that’ll be neat to experiment with later this Spring.  

     
 
== TEASER ==Hunted: The Demon’s Forge couldn’t be much more different than Brink. It’s a third-person, dark fantasy cover-based shooter with an emphasis on dungeon crawling and co-op play between the two protagonists, a barbarian named Caddoc and a range-based elf-type of chick named E’lara. Other Brad interviewed inXile's Matthew Findley about the game a while back, so check this video out for some more details:   
    
 
That’s a lot of Bethesda in one year, right? Any of these a day-one purch for you or will you be hanging around for reviews? 

Posted by MistaSparkle

I'm excited for Brink, but not really Demons Forge.

Posted by RNiemeijer

nice

Posted by DaemonBlack

I'm kinda excited for Brink.

Posted by DrSnaqrite

Honestly, Brink doesn't interest me at all. The other one could be cool, maybe.

Posted by TomA

Demon's Forge interests me more than Brink does. But Skyrim for sure is day one for me.

Posted by Brendan

I find all of those games interesting.

Posted by EgoCheck616

Brink is on the same day as L.A. Noire. 
Shit just got real, yo.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

I am really looking forward to Brink ... I realized I lost almost any interes in FPS games unless they have something unique ... and I really dig the art-style of Brink.

Posted by mazik765

I'm psyched to get my hands on both of these games :)

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Really stoked about Brink and Elder Scrolls V.  Not entirely sure about Rage yet, but it looks pretty damn cool so far.

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Posted by el_tajij

TOO MANY GOOD GAMES COMING OUT THIS YEAR! ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!

Posted by Lazyaza

Time to update the list! Also unlike most people way more interested in hunted than brink.  Hunted is basically Lara Croft's last game but closer to gears than diablo which is freaking awesome.
 
Brink, eh nifty traversal and art style but more or less just another competitive multiplayer shooter, my least favorite kind of shooter.

Posted by dvorak

RAGE, and Elder Scrolls are day one. Brink and Demon's Forge are very wait and see.

Posted by Darkraven

demons forge speaks more to me than brimk but ive never been one to dismiss something without a good reason so lets wait and see.

Posted by Sin4profit

I'm interested in all those games, except Demon's Forge, but Skyrim's the only pre order worthy game on that list for me. Brink and Rage, i'll have to check on reviews and if all is well i'll buy them soon after word gets out that they're good enough.

Posted by Dustpan

*holds head in hands while sweating profusely*
 
TOO MANY GAMES

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Sorry Brink but my May goes to LA Noire.

Posted by ESREVER

BRINK! 
Comes out on the last day of class. Yayifications! 

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Edited by MrKlorox

I wanna try Brink more than Hunted: Demon's Forge. Yes console shooters are getting really played out, but the one thing Brink promises to fix is something that has plagued first person action games since Wolfenstein 3D: getting stuck on polygon edges. Why has it taken sooo long to address? Now export that idea to other games that I actually wanna play.
 
But I'm still curious about Hunted: Demon's Forge.

Posted by Aronman789

Brink and their giraffe necks doesn't look good at all, but Hunted seems pretty fun.

Posted by StandStrong

I was looking forward to see what Brink brought to the table but same release date as L.A. Noire means it will have to wait. This is gonna be a great year though. 

Posted by hermes

So, Brink will be close to inFamous 2 and Rage will be close to Uncharted 3... 

Don't want to miss any of them, but this sounds like an expensive year to me.

Posted by MikkaQ

Brink looks fun from what I've seen. Judging purely by title and nothing else Hunted: The Demon's Forge sounds generic as all hell. We'll see though come June I guess. 

Posted by Napalm

LOL @ Brink releasing like, what, a week or two before/after Duke Nukem Forever? I was totally going to buy Brink, but not anymore!

Posted by GottaBelieve

Definitely buying Brink they day it launches.  Been looking forward to it since CoD is getting kind of stale for me.

Posted by Scodiac

I'm really interested in seeing what the hell Brink actually is. How does the blend of single player and multiplayer work. I am loving the customization stuff.  

Posted by TheCrushader

Collectors Edition of Skyrim is a Must!

Posted by LlamaLlama

Man, May 17 is a packed day. Brink, The Witcher 2 and LA Noire

Posted by skudfisher

Anyone else find it odd that Skyrim is supposedly out in less than a year and yet we've seen practically nothing at all about the game.. no videos, game-play screenshots.. seems a bit odd. Especially when Rage comes out around the same time and I feel like I've been hearing about that game forever...

Posted by drumpsycho89

bout fuking time!!!! cant wait for brink!!!

Posted by REDRUN

I have Brink marked down for launch day release. The month May belongs to Brink and LA Noire.

Posted by soupbones

Hunted was one of the more promising titles I played at E3 - 2012 is too long to wait!

Posted by Redbullet685

Brink and LA Noire on the same day!!!

Posted by PJ
@soupbones said:
" Hunted was one of the more promising titles I played at E3 - 2012 is too long to wait! "
Well, its a good thing that its coming out this year then.
Posted by madmax0412

Love the look of Brink. That's a day one purchase for me. I've been mesmerized since I saw the first series of videos.  
 
But the art style that I keep seeing referred to as "giraffe necks" seems to be a uniquely British aesthetic.  
 
I remember seeing it first in "Spittin' Image":
 
  

Posted by soupbones
@PJ Wut?? I thought he said next year/q1 in the vid? That's awesome news!
Posted by MisterMouse

finally a release date for Brink.

Posted by Fjordson

Brink, Skyrim and Rage are all day one for me. Brink and L.A. Noire releasing on the same day is a lot of gaming goodness.

Posted by PJ
@soupbones: Its an old video so if he said next year then he means this year. 
But yeah, it looks really interesting and I'm looking forward to more info on the game in the coming months.
Posted by X19

That's the most pointless trailer I have ever watched.

Posted by Oni

Brad N, you don't get to call Brad S "other Brad"!
 
But yeah, not sold on Brink at all. Hunted seems like it could be cool, and it's coming out on my birthday, so here's hoping!

Posted by jakob187

Brink is right in time for my birthday!!!  AWESOME!!!

Posted by Vaile

I'll probably be picking up Hunted along with LA Noire towards the end of the year, assuming I won't be too busy with Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. Expensive year...

Edited by MeatSim

I got some real interest in Brink becuase it's being made by Splash Damage but I will wait for reviews or demo.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

It appears the entire industry simultaneously realized mid-year is typically empty and CoD-free, so now it isn't. Brink, L.A. Noire and The WItcher 2 are all out on May 20th (Europe). Duke Nukem Forever and Red Faction: Armageddon are other May releases.
 
This year this year is the new Q4.

Posted by pwnasaurus

L.A. noire and brink both out on my birthday! great gifts.

Posted by MisfitToy

Hunted looks cool.  Glad its pushed out to 2012 to allow room for Skyrim.  And, more importantly, Skyrim to not steal too much thunder.

Posted by Yummylee

May 17th. Same date as L.A Noir... not exactly a tough choice between the two, mind you.

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Posted by SomeDeliCook

Fear 3, Duke Nukem Forever, Brink, L.A. Noire, and Hunted right at the buttcrack of it all means it'll be a busy May.

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