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The Gunstringer

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
Release Date: Sept. 13, 2011 (US), Sept. 16, 2011 (EU)

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'The Gunstringer' (X360) Gets Priced, Dated, Bundles Fruit Ninja Kinect

by Rainier on July 22, 2011 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT

The Gunstringer is a Kinect game where you get to marionette a kick-ass undead cowboy puppet through action-packed stage performances. Everything is set as if it's an actual play performance, complete with hand-crafted "actors" and props.

Through a series of on stage performances, you puppeteer the Gunstringer in a western-themed revenge story. Taking cues from classic spaghetti westerns all the way to modern revenge tales, players will puppeteer the Gunstringer through a wide range of jaw-dropping moments in order to seek revenge on the posse that betrayed him and left him for dead.

The Gunstringer marries Twisted Pixel's beloved story, character gameplay and polish with fresh gameplay mechanics. From the feel of actually puppeteering a character through a variety of 3D and 2D gameplay styles, all the way to modern twists like competing against your friends via leaderboards and drop-in and drop-out local co-op support, The Gunstringer provides players with fun gameplay experiences that haven't been seen before.

Mark your calendars for a bullet-slinging, fruit-slashing party this September because Twisted Pixel’s Kinect-enabled action shooter “The Gunstringer” and “Fruit Ninja Kinect” will be released together at retail for just £29.99/$39.99.

Along with the disc for “The Gunstringer”, the retail package will include a token code for the full downloadable version of “Fruit Ninja Kinect” via Xbox LIVE. “Fruit Ninja Kinect” is an amazing evolution of the slice-em-up genre created by Halfbrick, which brings the worldwide mobile gaming phenomenon to Kinect so you can use your arms as blades in an epic battle against the world’s most delicious produce. Is September too long to wait to sharpen your Ninja skills? Don’t wait! Buy “Fruit Ninja Kinect” via Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 on August 10 and get a jump start on your friends.

Finally, pre-order “The Gunstringer” from select retailers today, and you’ll receive two tokens for a free Avatar Prop from the game, available exclusively through the pre-order program.

Key Features:

  • The Puppet Master Experience: The Gunstringer is an awesome cowboy marionette that you get to control! Kinect allows you to fully move the Gunstringer through his adventures as if you were actually performing, even when sitting on a couch.
  • Full Ensemble: Whether it's a second person jumping in and shooting alongside you or tracking and competing against your friend's progress on Xbox LIVE through leaderboards, The Gunstringer takes standard solo platforming and shooting mechanics and evolves them for fun competitive action.
  • Encore performances: With a full suite of collectables, unlockables, abilities, rewards and more, there's always a reason to play an encore performance!
  • Extensive animation sets for Gunstringer and other characters to highlight personality.
  • 4 main plays, 2 acts each, plus an intro and finale
  • Entire set pieces drop in front of player.
  • Seamless 3D <-> 2D gameplay transitions.
  • Numerous objects and enemies.
  • Stage-based level select and backstage area that functions as a hub.

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