Brink release date brought forward a week

Bethesda today confirmed that development on its first-person shooter Brink is now fully complete, sooner than expected.

As a result of the studio’s hard work, Brink will now be released earlier than originally stated, launching in North America on May 10, 2011 and in Europe of May 13, 2011.

"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 looks set to offer a fresh and exciting take on the first-person shooter genre, with integrated single-player, co-op and multiplayer components, plus a variety of gorgeous-looking dynamic battlefields made possible by the power of Brink’s proprietary technology.

We’ll bring you a full review of Brink shortly.