Fiction loves a flying cannonball. Just ask Jack Aubrey or Baron Munchausen – they’re heavy, destructive, and loud. This footage captured from the 2010 TGS Bulletstorm demo hopes we love them just as much:

Yes, that’s a portable cannonball gun alongside the chain gun and energy lasso.

Bulletstorm dev Epic touts the “symphony of death” angle here, with points and achievements awarded for creative kills like the elevator crash or the ledge-boot. As with Gears of War 2, it appears that Bulletstorm takes place entirely during the magic hour. It’s just like a Terrence Malick movie!

There’s no word yet on how these heavy weapons will factor into the (hopefully inevitable?) multiplayer. Bulletstorm arrives on February 22, 2011.