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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Aug 17, 2010

Holy Chocobo! Square Enix Announces Gun Loco

Yes, it’s true. I am having a hard time allocating my skill points into my belief skill as well.

Square Enix, the comparable God of all that is RPG, announced this week that a new shooter, Gun Loco, will be arriving exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2011.

The game is based off of action figures by designer Kenny Wong. The figures were solely his creation, and spawned the initial ideas for the game. The game is being designed by Square Enix Japan, although the early artwork suggests some American and European subtlety to it. Not too much is known about how this game will play, but the press release gives us some intel as to what the storyline will be:

“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 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.

Featuring third-person, sprint-action shooter gameplay, players can assume the roles of unique and memorable characters in a game that redefines the run-and-gun shooter. While pursuing enemies and being chased by their opponents, players must make use of the sprint-action play by running, jumping, ducking and vaulting, using the environments to their advantage. With a powerful arsenal of weapons at their disposal, each character comes complete with their own kill move, coupled with a mocking take-down taunt to ridicule their victims. The frenzied and furious comic style gameplay comes into its own with full 12-player online multiplayer matches across the planet, with a range of game modes and multiplayer arenas.”

Square could possibly be on to something with this new-age shoot-’em-up. We’ll just have to wait until next year to find out.

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