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BPM: Bullets Per Minute - Rhythm FPS - Announcement Trailer

Bullet Club

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https://www.bulletsperminute.com/

BPM is a rhythm-action, FPS, rogue-like game where you must shoot, jump and dodge to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack. Delve into a randomly generated dungeon where one missed note can lead to your death. Gain game-changing abilities and loot powerful weaponry to defeat your ancient enemy.

Fight as a mighty Valkyrie to repel the forces of the underworld from invading the world of Asgard.

Gameplay

In BPM, all of your actions and the actions of your enemies are tied to the beat of the music. Your enemies perform a dance-like sequence of attacks to an epic rock opera. BPM is inspired by retro shooters of the 90’s. It is fast, frenetic and rhythmical. You can double jump, dash, rocket jump and bunny hop to evade your opponents.

Your goal is to reach the end of randomly generated dungeons, collecting different weapons, abilities and items each time you play. These weapons and abilities can radically alter the way you play, making each playthrough unique.

You must defeat 7 bosses to reach the final boss. Each boss moves and attacks in a unique way that you must learn to exploit if you want to succeed. Some attacks require you to jump over fields of lava, some to dodge fast projectiles, some to hold fast for a beat.

Features:
  • Shoot, jump and dodge to the beat while battling hordes of enemies.
  • Fight powerful bosses in challenging boss battles that will push you to the edge.
  • Explore randomly generated dungeons.
  • Choose from 5 different characters with unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Wield a powerful arsenal of weapons, all with different behaviour for firing and reloading to the beat of the soundtrack.
  • Battle a diverse array of enemies, each with unique rhythmic behaviours.
  • Get overpowered and fire shotgun rockets while flying through the air.
  • Utilize abilities that radically alter the way you play the game, from teleport to freezing bolts.
  • Equip over 40 items that buff your character in unique and interesting ways.
  • Experience an epic rock opera soundtrack.
  • Challenge modes for extra gameplay.
 

FeldMonster

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Looks really cool. I am not a fan of "throwback" FPS games due to the graphics etc., but this one doesn't look so ancient and janky.

Fortunately it will be coming to consoles, though not for some time. I am sure I will have forgotten about it by then, but hopefully it succeeds enough to come back on the radar.
 
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Keihart

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It sounds interesting. I don't think the trailer did a great job of showing off the "gimmick" though. It makes a bunch of jump cuts and doesn't give us the sense of rhythm in continuous gameplay.
Same for me, sounds cool but the trailer fails at showing the execution of fighting to the beat.
 
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DunDunDunpachi

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I'm a pretty easy mark when it comes to [genre]+ rhythm games. Seems quite similar to Crypt of the Necrodancer. In terms of how the rhythm affects your actions. Keeping a close eye on this.
 
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VN1X

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Can't wait for this. Roguelike + FPS? My two favourite things!