Bethesda have announced that the release date for Brink, its upcoming first-person-shooter, has been brought forward by a week.

The game will now release on May 13th in Europe and May 10th in North America.

"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."