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Sony Online announces free-to-play shooter Bullet Run

Sony Online has plans to release yet another free-to-play first person shooter to the marketplace. This time the game is titled Bullet Run and, in an unusual move for Sony Online, the game is being developed not by one of its own teams but by a third-party development studio called Acony Games. Indeed, the same team previously announced the same game in 2011 under another title, Hedone.

Bullet Run's premise is that contestants shoot each other in matches as part of a near future version of a reality TV show. The show allows its players to "die" but then have their consciousness placed into a new body so they can continue shooting each other. Bullet Run promises to offer PC gamers lots of customization options for weapons, character looks and more.

It will also let players earn "Kill Skills" for some extra bonuses such as "damage heals, berserker mode, enemy-trapping robots, aerial ammo attacks, devastating mini-gun action and more." The game is scheduled to launch sometime in the summer of 2012.

Sony Online previously released the sci-fi MMO shooter Planetside and it is currently working on a sequel to that game. It also worked on yet another shooter, a super-spy themed game named The Agency, but Sony Online cancelled its development in 2011.

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