BRINK screenshot
BRINK screenshot

Brink will be released on May 20 in Europe, Bethesda has revealed. The game will arrive in North America on May 17. The release date means Bethesda will just about meet its stated spring 2011 release.

The ambitious shooter that merges the single and multiplayer experience hasn't had the easiest development, missing a number of proposed release periods. Initially the game was due to hit stores almost a year ago, in spring 2010.

Also out from Bethesda in 2011 is Hunted: The Demon's Forge on June 3, id Software's Rage on September 16 and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on November 11.

Brink will launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

While it's great that Brink finally has a firm release date (providing it doesn't miss it), we can't help but think launching the same day as Rockstar's LA Noire is a mistake. If LA Noire has success similar to last year's Red Dead Redemption we expect games released in the same window will struggle at retail. Brink will also have to contend with a recently released Duke Nukem Forever and Red Faction Armageddon.

Rage and Elder Scrolls should both be big enough to achieve sales success no matter what competition they face in their launch windows.

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draytone

Oh god, Brink is coming out on the same day as L.A Noire? WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME!
Posted 16:18 on 27 January 2011
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Wido

Definitely looking forward to Brink and Hunted: Demon's Forge.

@Clockpunk - I think RAGE is out in September.
Posted 16:03 on 27 January 2011
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Woffls

Far too many shooters this year =\ Brink is one of the few that genuinely interests me, but a demo would be pivotal to whether I buy it or not. It's very ambitious to say the least, so hopefully this dynamic environment interaction stuff works.
Posted 15:48 on 27 January 2011
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Clockpunk

I can't see Red Faction coming out of this in a healthy way...

When's Rage out, as well? That seems to be a big contender against Brink.
Posted 15:46 on 27 January 2011

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/05/2011
Developer: Splash Damage
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: PEGI 16+
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