BPM: Bullets Per Minute is an upcoming rhythm FPS from developer Awe Interactive. It’s arguably the first FPS that combines rhythm gameplay with FPS mechanics. Described as a “rock opera FPS roguelike with relentless rhythm”, BPM: Bullets Per Minute got a fair amount of attention back in April when the first trailer for the game was released. And now the game is finally coming to PC on September 15th this year.
The game features gameplay similar to typical dungeon-based shooters. But everything takes place in a world where every action is pulled off to the beat of its rocking soundtrack. The soundtrack takes inspiration from the likes of Wagner, Muse, and Audioslave. And every bar of the music is tied to the in-game action. The structure of the audio is the one thing pulling everything together cohesively.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute obviously takes its share of influence from oldschool shooters. It seems to have a very strong arcade quality to the gameplay. Something that was far more common in retro FPS’s.
“There’s no doubt we were inspired by the retro shooters from when we were growing up when putting BPM: Bullets Per Minute together, but we think the game’s unashamed slave-to-the-rhythm ethic gives it a fresh feel and an added edge. It’s that sweet spot between giving gamers a taste of the supreme shooters they loved when they were young, but also offering them something that genuinely pushes the boundaries of the genres the game straddles. – David Jones, Awe Interactive founder
As the mighty Valkyrie, your task is to clear out the bosses to the beat of the music, and looking awesome doing so. Standing in your way are randomly generated dungeons, filled to the brim with monsters. Seven bosses in total await your destruction. On your way, you will collect weapons, items, and abilities that ensure each and every playthrough will be unique.
An Epic Rock Opera
BPM: Bullets Per Minute will feature:
- Shooting, jumping, and dodging to the beat while fighting hordes of enemies
- Powerful boss battles that will push your skills to the test
- Randomly generated dungeons to explore
- Five unique characters to play
- A powerful arsenal of weapons that fire and reload to the soundtrack in different ways.
- Get OP and fire shotgun rockets in the air.
- Abilities that radically affect gameplay.
- Over 40 items to buff your character.
- An epic rock soundtrack.
- Challenge modes for more gameplay.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute comes to Steam on September 15th, with XBox One and PS4 versions to follow later. If you have any interest in rock and retro FPS’s, then this is definitely worth keeping an eye on!