Mothergunship launch date trailer shows off a bevy of big guns

Mothergunship is a bullet-hell FPS about building ridiculous guns and using them to blast hordes of aliens back to whatever distant weird world they came from. A demo showcasing the "Gun Crafting Range" was released in May, and now co-developers Grip Digital and Tower of Guns studio Terrible Posture Games have announced that the full release will take place on July 17. 

Shooting stuff is great but the big hook here, as both the trailer and the demo make clear, is the gun crafting. You can create some seriously over-the-top weaponry, but with great power, as the old saying goes, comes long reload times: Your gun may hit like a Mack truck going downhill but those long waits in between shots will leave you dangerously undefended. 

The full version of Mothergunship will also include an Endless Mode with leaderboards, and the developers promised "more gun parts, new levels, new enemies, and co-op gameplay on consoles" in future updates. It's not available for pre-purchase yet but will go for $25 on Steam and the Humble Store

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.