The action-RPG from Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms, Bombshell has been delayed into early 2016 just days before its previous release date.
Bombshell is a new isometric action-RPG from 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment, currently scheduled to launch for PC and the next-gen consoles. After a “violent and explosive act” that resulted in the destruction of Washington D.C. and the Global Defense Force, Colonel Shelly Harrison was retrofitted with a mechanical arm engineered from unknown technology found in the aftermath of “The Washington Incident”. Now under the moniker “Bombshell”, Shelly vowed to take revenge upon the forces behind The Washington Incident.
While the game was originally scheduled to release in late November, Interceptor Entertainment has officially pushed Bombshell‘s release into the first quarter of 2016. According to the latest statement from the development team, Bombshell “isn’t entirely bug free” in its current state. Rather than release the title and fix problems with the commonly practiced “day one patch”, the development team decided that “was no way to treat paying fans of [Interceptor’s] games.” The full statement can be found on Interceptor Entertainment’s official Facebook page.
Before their acquisition by Interceptor Entertainment, Bombshell was in development at 3D Realms as a brand new Duke Nukem title. The name and assets were changed after a legal battle between current Duke owner Gearbox Software and Interceptor Entertainment over the usage of the Duke Nukem property.
Bombshell will now release on 1/29 for PC via Steam and GOG, with the Xbox One and PS4 versions scheduled for Q1 2016. Though pre-orders have not opened, Interceptor has revealed that two versions will be available for purchase- the standard edition at $34.99, and a “Digital Deluxe Edition” for $39.99. The latter will include a digital soundtrack, digital art collection, world map and Beta access to the “retro FPS prequel” The Washington Project; The Washington Project is a FPS built in the Duke Nukem 3D engine, covering the “origin story” of Bombshell.
Sources: Interceptor Entertainment, 3D Realms
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