Brink it forward: Release date moved up one week!!

Exciting news alert!!! We’ve moved up the release date for Brink by a week. The game will now release on May 10th in North America  and May 13th in Europe. Wanna learn more? Read the media alert below…

Bethesda Softworks Announces Earlier Release Date for Brink

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that its acclaimed first-person shooter, Brink, will be available one week EARLIER than originally scheduled. Brink will now first be available for purchase in North America on May 10th instead of May 17th, and in Europe on May 13th instead of May 20th.

“Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn’t see any reason to keep gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated game as soon as it was ready,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “It’s apparent from the tremendous reaction so far that people are eager to jump online and play, and if we can make that happen earlier – we’re going to.”

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage,  a studio celebrated for its multi-player expertise, was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level” and proclaimed “it’s going to be one of the standout shooters of the year.” Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system. Brink will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

Reader Comments

  1. This all sounds good, but I get a little worried that they might not put as much effort in the game if they release it sooner. It’s only a week, but I’d really hate to see this game die because it’s released before it’s properly done. Crysis 2 was a very good example…

    Let’s hope this doesn’t affect the game, (to the worse).

  2. i have been looking forword to this game for over a year and for bethesda to announce that they are releasing it a week earlier only makes me happier.

    i dont usually study for my finals, and get A’s and B’s but now i might not go to school at all. ha ha.

  3. i only have 1 xbox so it helps because my brother is getting LA Noire and it comes out on the 17th (like brink was). well he is going into the navy on june 8th so giving me a week before my brother completely dominates the xbox makes things sooooooooooooooo much easier. so thank you bethesda you have just saved me from getting in a stressful fight with my brother 🙂

  4. When I heard about this game last year.. it sent chills….

    Now only few weeks away… yahooo- looking forward to his baby.

    already paid for….. with doom bonus


  6. i love how every one is so excited about this (dont get me wrong im going to pre-order it) but they already have moved it back i think about a year

  7. I cant wait for Brink to show up at my door the morning it comes out hopefully updates there page soon its making me worry a little bit, I know I need to relax I still have 3 weeks and a few days at least its not a whole month now!

  8. you know i was kinda upset i wasnt going to be able to get LA Noir because of the release date issues. No doubt in my mind i would have bought Brink instead but i probably would have ended up buying them both anyways lol
    first game in the PS3 woulda been brink tho 4 sure lol

  9. add me i gamertags mu name
    Finn A cant wait for brinkkk 🙂
    add me so i have people to play with my friends arnt gettin it right away so i need peoplke

  10. thanks for the early relese ive been folowing the game since the start and cant wait for it good luck to the BRINK makers and (Happy Face :P)

  11. this may very well be one of the best first person shooters ever!!!! The whole concept that wraps around Brink is going to get the gamers blood going in a different motion with this masterpiece of art they want to call a video game. Brink in my opinion is going to literally crap on the first person shooter genre. Now people are going to ask what type of games are you interested in, im going to say well brink is the type of game im interested in hahah

  12. I think this is going to be a great game.
    All ithink it needs is a cinimatics mode(so you can play back and watch your matches.)
    Also, dont you think that the company making this game could have announced to be on a later date,(making everyone think it was coming out later) and then for sales purposes and popularity reasons move it up to an earlier date? just sayin

  13. Why not release the game at the same time in all continents? So unfair to EU when US get (almost) 3 days before we do.

    This is why I hate US.

  14. @sausy what you cant wait 3 extra days least you dont have to wait an extra week you shud feel good enuff that they are releasing it a week ahead of schedule and most games that come out in eu are diff versions in us its ntsc in eu its pal so when they create the discs they do ntsc then pal thats y all ur guys games release on fridays but hey look at it like this its a week ahead of schedule and you have the whole weekend to play it so qyb

  15. i am sooo excited, ive never heard of a game getting MOVED UP oh well i aint complaining, already got it reserved i dont know what to do till its release, This game looks sick i cant wait to do parkour while shootin some people hahaha, the customixation looks Epic thats all thanks splash damage for making a game ive been wanting made by someone.

  16. hells yes! now thts 7 less days i cant stop obsessing about getting it and 7 more days i can obsess about playing it!

  17. Even thought it comes out tonight i freaking out 7Hours and 38 mins left but I be sad if i can’t play it even with it in my ps3 🙁

  18. Sorry – But justifying not releasing it in the EU at the same time as the US is irrelevant when it is a steam platform game. Why is the pc version not released world wide on steam instead of only availible on steam when it is released locally.

    On a related note – Why is it only out on the 10th in the USA, I live in the US. VI and it is not out here yet I have to wait untill the 13th but i live in US Territories.