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Superhot launches Feb. 25 on PC, coming later to Xbox One

Super-fast, super-slow FPS delivers a hail of gunfire this month

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Superhot, the unusual super-fast/super-slow first person shooter that got a lot of attention over the past year, has set Feb. 25 for its launch date on Windows PC, Mac and Linux.

A version also will be coming to Xbox One about a month later, developers Superhot Team said.

A finalist for awards at the Independent Games Festival and SXSW, Superhot is a shooter in which time only moves when the player does. Each level then becomes something of a puzzle where the player has plenty of time to shoot oncoming foes, but not a lot of time to get into position for an accurate shot.

The level plays out like an impossible Jason Bourne-like action sequence, warping between sped-up movement and bullet-time. This video, of beta gameplay, provides a good visual explanation.

Superhot emerged from a 7-Day FPS game jam in 2013, then caught on with a very successful Kickstarter in 2014.

A beta of Superhot released to backers in August. For more, see Polygon's preview from E3 2015.

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