The first screens and details of Gun Loco - WTF?

Square Enix has lifted the veil on this game called Gun Loco, and it lives up to its name. Of course, it's Square Enix; you wouldn't really expect those guys to make a non-loco third-person shooter, would you?

Apparently the game has something to do with super crazy criminals shipped off to some remote island for prisoners. You've got to survive this murderous anarchist colony, even if it means flexing the tattoo of carrots etched on your arm.

Above: Bugs Bunny only wishes he could look this cool

The art development process for Gun Loco is as fascinating as the out-of-context screenshots released today. At the helm of the game's design is surrealist action figure creator Kenny Wong. He's best known for his line of Brothersworker action figures which look like they'd make a kick-ass show on Adult Swim.

Above: A smattering of some of Wong’s unique creations

When Square Enix offered Wong the opportunity to design the characters for Gun Loco, he went a step further and actually created action figures for every single creature in the game. Developers then digitally scanned the toys into their awesome digital-toy-scan-compatible computers and voila! Before you knew it, a half-naked man with a bunny head and a dude with goggles and a broccoli afro were born.

Above: Forget Grand Theft Auto. These guys should be out there killing strippers

And to think this is just the beginning of the cavalcade of loony criminals we can expect in Gun Loco... we are intrigued.

With support for 12-player online matches, this certainly won't be your typical game of kill or be killed. Gun Loco will be available exclusively for the Xbox 360 sometime next year.

Above: Yeah, don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of killing in the game too

Check out the rest of the screens in our viewer!

Aug 16, 2010




  • WickedSid - August 17, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    Those Crazy-Ass dudes better be the Protagonists or I will be a sad Panda. Why can you never be the insane dude and murder the "Normal People?" (Yes, I read the Last part.)
  • Wolverine08 - August 17, 2010 8:34 a.m.

    Agree with GayforGilbert, the gameplay looks too forced and stiff, the animations look barely PS2 standard and it reminds me of those awful PS2 games everyone has forgotten about at the back of the special deals offer at Blockbuster. I'll pass on this, oh hang on, it's 360 only....hehehehe download fail.
  • BurntToShreds - August 17, 2010 5:30 a.m.

    Looks cool. Glad to see them trying something different. Now how about a new Brave Fencer Musashi game, Square?
  • GayforGilbert - August 17, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    It looks bad, in my opinion.
  • brickman409 - August 17, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    i dont know why but this game kinda reminds me of the sims 2
  • n00b - August 17, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    and just when you thought square-enix was about spiky hair
  • GangsterJew92 - August 17, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    This game definitely looks interesting
  • Felixthecat - August 17, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    To be honest, I thought that it would be a something a little... better looking than this. Oh well, we'll just have to see how it turns out.
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - August 17, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    Glad to see some change going on with Square.
  • MrSuitMan - August 16, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    Wish I had a 360 then.
  • HawtKakez - August 16, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    Well, this does certainly look interesting. I just feel bad that I can't get it. Oh well, I hope it does well.
  • Clovin64 - August 16, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    This definetly looks interesting. I like it when games ditch realism in favour of shit-crazy fun. I was reminded of Total Overdose a bit when I first looked at this, which was a really cool game.
  • DarkTone - August 16, 2010 11:26 p.m.

    @ichigoame Ahh crap you beat me to it.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 16, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    No matter how it turns out, at least it will be different. I'm getting a House of the Dead Overkill vibe from the balls-out silliness. Games have gotten too serious; sometimes, crazy shit is absolutely welcome.
  • oufour - August 16, 2010 10:23 p.m.

    looks too much like RAGE, which looks too much like borderlands.
  • ichigoame - August 16, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    looks a bit borderlands-ish, hopefully it'll be better
  • y2kpikachu12 - August 16, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    Interesting, looks cool. Definitly'll be keeping this one on my radar.

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