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Square Enix's Gun Loco Set To Be An Xbox 360 Exclusive Shooter

Duck, dive, and roll as a weird bunny man with some wicked tats.

Earlier yesterday morning, Square Enix announced Gun Loco, an Xbox 360 exclusive that seeks to break out of the third-person shooter mold with an "all-new" approach to mechanics. It's also a title that'll inevitably be licensed to a certain toy maker. The surreal, misshapen, and twisted characters in Gun Loco are the fruits of toy designer Kenny Wong's imagination. Wong, most notably, is the co-creator of brothersfree and the founder of two toy-related companies. He's probably already pumping some Gun Loco molds out, in other words.

Square Enix says Gun Loco will be a third-person "sprint-action" shooter with a focus on environmental interaction. I suppose this is where the "all-new" approach stuff comes in. As a criminal on one of the remotest planets in the game's universe, you'll be asked to duck, dive, vault, and otherwise use the game's environment--in addition to your own bullet-based weapons and kill grapple moves--to take down pursuers and quarry alike in a quest for survival. In a way, Gun Loco sounds like an intergalactic The Running Man, except with men dressed as bunnies and whatnot instead of hockey stars. That's kinda neat, I think.

Gun Loco features an obvious over-the-top visual style, a touch of "black comedy," and is poised to release with a full range of competitive modes that'll support up to 12 players. Square Enix hasn't nailed down the exact release date just yet, but it does expect Gun Loco to ship in 2011.     
 
If you weren't already sold on how bent this game is by that insane bunny man above, feel free to check out the following screenshots. There's plenty of weird to go around. 
 

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Posted by BradNicholson

Earlier yesterday morning, Square Enix announced Gun Loco, an Xbox 360 exclusive that seeks to break out of the third-person shooter mold with an "all-new" approach to mechanics. It's also a title that'll inevitably be licensed to a certain toy maker. The surreal, misshapen, and twisted characters in Gun Loco are the fruits of toy designer Kenny Wong's imagination. Wong, most notably, is the co-creator of brothersfree and the founder of two toy-related companies. He's probably already pumping some Gun Loco molds out, in other words.

Square Enix says Gun Loco will be a third-person "sprint-action" shooter with a focus on environmental interaction. I suppose this is where the "all-new" approach stuff comes in. As a criminal on one of the remotest planets in the game's universe, you'll be asked to duck, dive, vault, and otherwise use the game's environment--in addition to your own bullet-based weapons and kill grapple moves--to take down pursuers and quarry alike in a quest for survival. In a way, Gun Loco sounds like an intergalactic The Running Man, except with men dressed as bunnies and whatnot instead of hockey stars. That's kinda neat, I think.

Gun Loco features an obvious over-the-top visual style, a touch of "black comedy," and is poised to release with a full range of competitive modes that'll support up to 12 players. Square Enix hasn't nailed down the exact release date just yet, but it does expect Gun Loco to ship in 2011.     
 
If you weren't already sold on how bent this game is by that insane bunny man above, feel free to check out the following screenshots. There's plenty of weird to go around. 
 

Posted by clapperdude

Exclusive aww

Posted by b33

i'm digging the art style 

Posted by OmegaPirate

Wow, this looks insane! Could fill that, over the top shooter shaped void in my heart left by timesplitters!

Posted by CoffeeandaBagel

Hmmmmmm...... Maybe?

Posted by DoctorWelch

This game looks crazy weird, and I kinda like it. When I think Square though, I dont think shooter. So who knows how this will go.

Posted by SquirrelGOD

...Yeah, that's going to end up being horrible.  Square-Enix + 3rd-Person Action = OH DEAR GOD!  MY EYES!  WHY?!

Posted by rohanspear345

looks like brink

Posted by Tuggah

Looks awesome. More Bunny-men in my shooters please.

Posted by TimFReilly

This would have just been another terrible Eidos game if S-E hadn't bought Eidos.  Don't attach too much S-E-ness to it.

Posted by triple07

Anyone else getting a Dreamcast vibe from this game for some reason? Maybe it just reminds me of Crazy Taxi.

Posted by Stubee
@rohanspear345 said:
" looks like brink "
I thought that, except with more bunnys in underwear doing the robot obviously
Edited by wolf_blitzer85
@rohanspear345 said:

" looks like brink "

That and Brink will be multiplatform.
Posted by Meteora

... What the hell? 
 
This is uh... interesting. Certainly a change of pace in the shooting genre.

Posted by Flappy

Hey!  Wasn't he turned into a Chocolate Bunny!?

Posted by Ponder

Looks terrible :S the art style hurts my eyes.

Posted by Skullo

Lovely shit,, ain't it? Cuz it's shit.

Posted by Origina1Penguin

It doesn't look very good to me. Could be fun though. Hard to tell from early screen shots.

Posted by WinterGenesis

Nothing ever remains "exclusive" forever.

Posted by DrPockets000

I'm excited.

Posted by Redbullet685
@WinterGenesis said:
" Nothing ever remains "exclusive" forever."
Halo? Uncharted? Fable? Little Big Planet?
Posted by MisterMouse

haha kind of has a cool look to it.

Posted by Bionicicide

The environment clashes with the character art style.

Posted by Afroman269

Umm what? 

Posted by Tordah

This looks insane. I hope we get to see some gameplay footage soon.

Posted by Hailinel
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @rohanspear345 said:

" looks like brink "

That and Brink will be multiplatform. "
Brink has odd men in cartoon bunny masks?
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Posted by Deusoma

So who exactly are you supposed to be? The douchebag with the goatee? The dude with brown Goku hair and a T-shirt? The bunny man?
 
...Hell, if you're the bunny man, this game might actually be worth playing.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@Hailinel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @rohanspear345 said:

" looks like brink "

That and Brink will be multiplatform. "
Brink has odd men in cartoon bunny masks? "
Not in that sense. More like the whole running and bouncing around the environment. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
Posted by BraveToaster

Is this how an acid trip feels? 
 
This game looks crazy and I like it.

Posted by MrCandleguy
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @rohanspear345 said:

" looks like brink "

That and Brink will be multiplatform. "
Brink has odd men in cartoon bunny masks? "
Not in that sense. More like the whole running and bouncing around the environment. That's not necessarily a bad thing. "
I wish they had cartoon bunny masks....
Posted by BlaineBlaine

Well that's batshit insane.

Posted by xyzygy

Art style looks awesome. Is it Eidos? If so thats pretty awesome.

Posted by mortiferus

This looks pretty interesting visually, hopefully it will not disappoint gameplay wise.

Edited by Gutlieb

I hate everything about that trailer.

Posted by blaakmawf

Hmmm... Not enough androgyny.