Square-Enix has unveiled a surprise Xbox 360 game, Gun Loco, which the publisher described as “an exciting, all-new approach to the third-person shooter genre [with a] sprint-action shooter format.”
While that sort of makes it sound like a shooter version of Mirror’s Edge mixed with Brink, Xboxist states it sounds more like “Batman: Arkham Asylum, with some Lost Planet and Mad World thrown in for good measure.” Whatever the case, you can’t go wrong with murderous maniacs in bunny suits.
The plot is as follows:
At the farthest reaches of the solar system, a collection of the craziest criminals in the universe are incarcerated on a remote prison planet with no walls and forgotten by society. 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.
The game will feature both a single player campaign and an up to 12 player multiplayer mode. The game has no release date yet, but speculation is Holiday 2011.
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