Square announces Gun Loco for Xbox 360

By Stephany Nunneley, Monday, 16 August 2010 18:06 GMT


Square has announced a new third-person shooter called Gun Loco for Xbox 360.

Apparently, takes place in a solar system where only the “craziest criminals in the universe” are incarcerated on a remote prison planet. There are no walls and they’ve been forgotten by society.

Here’s a story and background blurb:

In this long-abandoned world, the only rule is anarchy, as each faction fights in a bloodthirsty race for survival, power and freedom. Through several seven climate zones and numerous stylized maps, players must fight through the ruins of the world’s previous civilizations, taking on each region’s inmates in a frantic and frenetic struggle to survive.

Gun Loco’s characters feature a unique visual style with each created from the original design concepts of respected designer and toy maker Kenny Wong. Founder of kennyswork, Co-founder of Hong Kong-based Brothersfree and co-creator of the cult Brothersworker series of collectible action figures, Kenny’s incredible design style and unique characterization are a perfect fit for the bizarre world of Gun Loco. Painstakingly crafted by hand, each comic caricature has been designed from scratch as a real, poseable action figure in the Brothersworker vein before being digitally scanned into the game. Gun Loco brings these memorable misfits and surreal sociopaths to life through animation, audio and unforgettable action gameplay.

It’s contains both single and multiplayer in a “sprint-action shooter format”, meaning its a run-and-gun game, and to keep from getting mowed down by enemies, players must run, jump, duck and vault while using the environments to their advantage.

Each character comes with its own kill move, a mocking take-down taunt, comic style gameplay, and 12-player online multiplayer matches.

Gun Loco will be out for 360 next year, and until then, find out more on the official website once it launches on August 18.

Screens of the game are below.


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