Bombshell Is Top-Down Action RPG Shooter From 3D Realms

Bombshell is an upcoming 2015 Action RPG that plays out like the top-down Contra levels from Contra III: The Alien Wars, or in more modern times, like a more action-shooter-style Diablo III or Torchlight. Bombshell is in development by Interceptor Entertainment (makers of 2013’s “Rise of the Triad” FPS reboot) and published by 3D Realms (Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, Max Payne). It is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release.

Check out the debut gameplay trailer for Bombshell, with it’s sassy heroine.


— A dangerous universe requires an even more dangerous hero. Enter Bombshell. —

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From the creators of 2013’s Rise of the Triad and legendary game maker 3D Realms comes Bombshell, an isometric action role-playing game for PC and consoles.

Bomb disposal technician turned mercenary for hire, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison must strong-arm her way across 4 planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to rescue the president from an apocalyptic alien threat.

With out-of-this-world enemies, a never-before-seen arsenal of devastating weaponry and a host of genre-crossing mechanics, Bombshell is set to blow you away.

Here is more gameplay footage from Bombshell.

Key Bombshell Features:

* History in the Breaking – Be part of Bombshell’s debut as she fights to save her president and her people from a mania’s mechanical monstrosity.

* Brave New Worlds – Traverse the dying world of Kyrron as it’s consumed by its neighboring sun, discover the secrets of a civilization frozen in time on the distant world of Zeroth and travel to the epitome of technology — a villain’s vision which threatens to consume all that exists.

* Robot-Armed and Dangerous – Shell, shock and shatter your way through vicious, bloodthirsty predators, an augmented alien species, and the remnants of an ancient race re-animated, with more than 10 weaponized arm modifications.

* Isometric Ingenuity – Brilliantly brutal top-down shooting layered with classic role-playing mechanics, including experience points, upgrades, side quests, and non-linear levels.

* Heavy Handed – Fierce finishing moves and interactive environments make Bombshell as dynamic as she is deadly.

* What Are You Lookin’ At? – Yeah, she has a metal arm. Deal with it.

Check out this video of attendee’s reactions to Bombshell from QuakeCon 2015.


Name: Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison
Age: Classified

As a child, Shelly Harrison demonstrated an insatiable desire to succeed. From a young age, she demonstrated an aptitude for creative complexity and was always the outcast, prioritizing success over sociability.

As she matured, Shelly became known for her risk-taking, resilience and leadership, and developed a strong reputation for accomplishing her goals. These traits lead her to join the Global Defense Force, where she eventually became a well-respected and highly-regarded Colonel.

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That career ended after what became known as “the Washington Incident,” where she lost both her arm and her squad — a group she thought of as family — in a violent and explosive act. Shortly after, Shelly was given an honorable discharge.

She was later approached by a private military contractor. In exchange for her diverse skillset — which includes expert weapons training and bomb disposal — they offered her a second chance: a mechanical arm built from unidentified remnants discovered in the aftermath of the Washington incident.

Looking to get revenge on those responsible for the incident, she accepted. With this new arm, Shelly took on the name of “Bombshell” and vowed to restore both her name and her career.

Bombshell Lava Level Gameplay Screenshot PC Xbox One PS4

I think Bombshell looks like a good deal of fun.

It’s obviously apparent that the later gameplay videos don’t quite live-up to the awesomeness that was seen in the debut trailer.

But I have faith that the actual game itself, when played longterm, will end up being more like what you saw in the trailer.

Either way, I think the game looks pretty cool. And, as stated in the intro, it really reminds me of Contra III. Yeah yeah. I’m oldschool. “Deal with it.” 😛


Are you looking forward to Bombshell?