Get SMART with new Brink Dev Diary, Parkour Tour

by: Chad -
More On: Brink
We've got three different things to cover in this release: pre-order bonus, a real-life Parkour Tour, and a developer diary.

1. Pre-order bonus items for Brink: You knew these were coming.  Brink has teamed up with major retailers to provide special in-game character customizations including, DOOM, Fallout, Spec Ops and Psycho themed packs.  Full details in the press release.

2. Real-life Parkour Tour: Huh?  Brink is sponsoring Beyond the Brink: The European Parkour Tour 2010.  Have you ever wanted to see parkour in the real world, not just in Mirror's EdgeClick here for the tour details.

3. Developer Diary #2: This video covers the SMART movement system.  There is some wonderful ideas in this video in addition to a nice smattering of how it actually works.  I hope the game can live up to the promise that it's showing.  Enjoy the video!

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Brink’s second video developer diary, “The Dawn of SMART”, is now available for download via the FTP below. In addition to this behind-the-scenes look at Brink’s innovative control system, we’re pleased to announce our sponsorship of Beyond The Brink: The European Parkour Tour 2010. The world’s first parkour tour features champion freerunner, Daniel Ilabaca. For more information on the tour, visit

We’ve also just announced Brink’s digital pre-order bonuses for North American retailers. Extend your customization options even further with the exclusive DOOM, Fallout, Psycho and Spec Ops packs. Each contains unique apparel, tattoos, weapons and weapon attachments for your in-game character. These pre-order bonuses will be offered exclusively through participating North American retailers and will be made available in Europe and Australia in the coming weeks.

The DOOM Pack – Available at GameStop and

Spread fear amongst your enemies with this exclusive character customization pack based on the world-famous DOOM games by id Software. Filled with a unique set of hellish customization options for both Security and Resistance characters, the DOOM Pack will make you stand out from the crowd and bring Hell to the Ark.

The DOOM Pack, available when you pre-order through GameStop, contains:
· Unique “Hellspawn” body tattoo
· Exclusive UAC (Security) and Cacodemon (Resistance) customized skins for the Bulpdaun SMG
· Exclusive UAC Marine Body Armor (Security) and Lost Soul Screaming Skull (Resistance) t-shirts
· Exclusive UAC beanie cap (Security) and DOOM bandana (Resistance)

The Fallout Pack – Available at Best Buy and

Attention, wannabe Vault-dwellers! With exclusive Fallout-themed character customization options for both Security and Resistance characters, the Fallout Pack lets you publicly proclaim your affiliation to Vault-Tec’s post nuclear simulation.

The Fallout Pack, available when you pre-order through Best Buy, contains:
· Unique Fallout Vault 101 body tattoo
· Exclusive Vault 101 (Security) and Fallout New Vegas Vault Boy (Resistance) customized skins for the CARB-9 SMG
· Exclusive Fallout Vault 101 (Security) and Fallout New Vegas Vault Boy (Resistance) t-shirts
· Exclusive Vault-Tec beanie cap (Security) and Fallout bandana (Resistance)

The Psycho Pack – Available at and Direct2Drive

Push your Brink character even further with new and exclusive customization options. Containing a new weapon, a terrifying face mask, a unique Janus body tattoo and exclusive silencers, the Psycho Pack will turn you into a deadly and terrifying assassin as you fight over the future of the Ark and its inhabitants.

The Psycho Pack, when you pre-order through or Direct2Drive, contains:
· Exclusive weapon: the “Caesar” Revolver
· New attachments: The Resistance’s improved Soda Can Silencer and Security’s ArkTactical Silencer
· Exclusive Resistance “The Grin” Combat Mask
· Unique “Tortured Soul” body tattoo

The Spec Ops Pack – Available at Walmart,, and Steam

Kit out your Brink character with new and exclusive customization options. Containing an exclusive weapon, a new scope attachment, a slick combat mask, and a unique “Dogtag” body tattoo, the Spec Ops Pack will put you amongst the Ark’s most elite warriors as you fight over the future of humanity’s last refuge.

The Spec Ops Pack, available when you pre-order through Walmart or Steam, contains:
· Exclusive weapon: the “Hockler” Machine-Pistol
· Exclusive “GreenEye” Combat Optical Scope
· Exclusive Security “Sloani” Combat Mask
· Unique Dogtag body tattoo

Brink is an immersive first-person shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character whether playing alone, with your friends, or against others online. You decide the combat role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind’s last refuge. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system that will keep you coming back for more..