PRESS RELEASE | X360 Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 9:49 AM

Gun Loco unveiled

Gun Loco unveiled

Square-Enix announces Gun Loco, a Xbox 360 exclusive game, to be released in 2011. But sorry for RPG fans, it's a third person shooter, and more precisely a 'sprint-action shooter'. First images and press release after the click.

Press Release:

LONDON (August 16, 2010) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today GUN LOCO, an exciting, all-new approach to the third-person shooter genre. Currently in development and exclusively for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, GUN LOCO offers single and multiplayer gameplay in a sprint-action shooter format.

Set on a remote prison planet at the farthest reaches of the solar system, a collection of the system’s craziest criminals are incarcerated in a prison 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 ultimately escape. Through varied climate zones and numerous stylised maps, players must fight through the ruins of the world’s previous civilisations, taking on each region’s inmates in a frantic and frenetic struggle to survive.

Featuring unique third-person, sprint-action shooter gameplay, players can assume the roles of a variety of unique and memorable characters in a game that redefines the run-and-gun shooter. While pursuing and being pursued 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 unique kill move, coupled with a mocking take-down taunt to ridicule their victims. The frenzied and furious comic style comes into its own with full 12-player online multiplayer matches across the planet, with a range of game modes and multiplayer arenas.

GUN LOCO’s characters feature a unique visual style with each created from original design concepts by the hands of respected designer 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 characterisation 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, posable 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.

“GUN LOCO’s comic characterisation and furious gameplay is a fantastic take on the third-person shooter and offers the kind of unique twist that only Square Enix can provide,” said Sarah Hoeksma, VP Brand PAL region. “The action is relentless, the characters unforgettable and the black comedy a perfect fit.”

GUN LOCO will be available in 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. You can find out more at

All comments

Commented on 2010-08-17 10:39:45
Wayyyyyyyy too much of this game looks like a PS2/1 game. Seriously. If your going to make a shitty looking game, at least optimize the engine so it renders nice.
Commented on 2010-08-17 11:07:06
Awful visual style, uhg i can't stand it.
Commented on 2010-08-17 11:28:48
Vanquish ?

God,there was a time were the Square Soft Logo in a game was actually worth something !
These days,..I am not sure anymore !

Seems like a hit or miss thing !
Commented on 2010-08-17 11:32:47
I wished Square had gone bankrupt with Spirit's Within... what a fricking joke they are now.
Commented on 2010-08-17 11:38:25
What a load of crap >:(
Commented on 2010-08-17 11:54:11
I am offended by how awful this looks.
Commented on 2010-08-17 12:28:22
Looks horrible. Why are they even releasing a trailer now (considering how the game looks at the moment) if the release date is 2011?
Commented on 2010-08-17 12:37:48
Not doing it for me. I mean, at all. What were they thinking?
Commented on 2010-08-17 12:49:42
The characters do look a bit weird though don't they? but yeah Square is definitely a shadow of it's former self.
Commented on 2010-08-17 13:05:13
i dont mind the style (reminds me of borthersworker), but the visuals are freaking horrible
Commented on 2010-08-17 15:13:40
I personally commend them for not using bullshots. I like pic 5 the best.
Commented on 2010-08-17 15:20:52
Sounds a bit like 'The Club'

Now that was a fun and underated game ~
Commented on 2010-08-17 15:31:29
Oh my God, that game looks like complete crap! Why is Square-Enix publishing this again? The way the characters look, like the stiff hands and such, looks like they will animate horribly.
Commented on 2010-08-17 15:51:32 In reply to candlebougie
Posted by candlebougie
Looks horrible. Why are they even releasing a trailer now (considering how the game looks at the moment) if the release date is 2011?
im pretty sure the release date is 1997 and somehow these screenshots came through a time loop to 2010
Commented on 2010-08-17 16:27:26
Wow...words fail me.

360 owners are welcome to this amazing exclusive, the lucky devils.
Commented on 2010-08-17 17:03:37
I assume that the press release just forgot to mention that this is a XBLA can't be a full game and look this bad, can it?
Commented on 2010-08-17 18:00:06
Hah. I can't believe I'm the only person who thinks this looks amazing.

Love the art style. This probably sounds sarcastic, but genuinely, I like the lo-fi blocky look of everything.
Commented on 2010-08-17 22:46:05
Just seen the trailer. Gameplay looks interesting.

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