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If you thought that all Square Enix publishes are RPGs, think again. The Japanese publisher has just announced a crazy new action game coming exclusively to Xbox 360 titled Gun Loco.
This third-person shooter features what Square Enix refers to as "sprint-action" gameplay, which will apparently involve "running, jumping, ducking, and vaulting" in addition to the fast-paced shooting. Each of the game's characters will also have unique kill moves that sound comparable to Mortal Kombat's over-the-top, violent fatalities.
The story? The universe's most twisted criminals have been placed on a prison planet. As you might imagine, chaos breaks out, and you get to join in the fight for the different regions of this world. 12-player online multiplayer seems to be a major focus, with a variety of game modes promised.
As you can see from the screenshot above, Gun Loco has a rather unique art style created by Kenny Wong, the founder of kennyswork who has worked on numerous action figure lines. Hopefully this will help set apart from the average shooter. We'll let you know our thoughts as soon as we've seen more.
Wait, are they developing it, or just publishing it?
that guy looks creepy
In stunning claymation
Mmmm I'll need more info...
I will be keeping my eye on this one, I like when a company is willing to change the art style of the game to give it a different feel even when the majority of hardcore fans want grit and realism. It takes more then just steller graphics to make a hit game, borderlands is the best example of a great game that took a big risk with the art style but still gave gamers an epic game.
Another Square Enix game "exclusive" to the 360. I wonder how long it'll be for them to announce a PS3 version with more features a la Star Ocean 4 and Eternal Sonata. You heard it hear first, I predict another timed exclusive, if for no other reason than to get some sales in Japan.
This sounds like The Club, which I enjoyed a lot.
@owman3000: Agreed, 100%. This sounds A LOT like The Club and that game was AWESOME. Also, I'm glad to see Square producing more unnusual things. Hell, they produced Just Cause 2
I thought that guy was a zombie for a few minutes
I have unwavering trust in Square Enix's ability to create good games,(excluding those for Wii)so I think this will be an interesting game to follow.
I'm a big fan of Square Enix, and I'm also a PS3 gamer. SE always supported Sony's console in the past, which makes their tendency to lean more towards the 360 this generation all the more confusing. I just don't understand why they even do exclusives. It's not like they don't have experience with the PS3, not to mention they'd make more money with a multiplatform title, as evidenced by the likes of FF XIII. Regardless if this ends up being good, fingers crossed for a PS3 port, similar to what they did with Star Ocean: TLH.
I'm sorry but this looks and sounds stupid.
I don't suppose that Square Enix has any relation to LucasArts or have anyone up high who came from there, because that screenie up there looks like the Indiana Jones scene from the first movie with the big boulder...
Saw the trailer. I am saying it right now: SKIP.
Haha this seems alot different from a traditional square enix game. Are they MAKING this game, or just signing off on it?
The are reminds me of Boombots cutscenes for some reason.
I like the art style!
I sense Kinect-ability lurking... is it a bad thing or a good thing? Soon the world will know...