Why Square’s Gun Loco characters look so creepy

Square Enix seems ready to take you to some dark places with their upcoming 360 exclusive, Gun Loco. You know, the one with the half-naked man wearing a filthy bunny mask, the guy who probably gives evil clowns nightmares. The game’s uniquely creepy look is thanks to a partnership with Brothersworker, a company that designs and produces incredibly detailed (and strange) figurines. Check out these images of the handmade Brothersworker models, which were scanned to create the characters in the game."

Above: Image from Siliconera

Gun Loco is set in a prison for insane criminals on the edge of the solar system and is described by Square Enix as a ‘sprint-action-shooter’ and a ‘character-driven, blood-fueled race for survival and freedom.’ If you missed the most recent gameplay trailer, you can check it out below. It looks like a bit of a cross between MadWorld and The Club with characters racing and shooting while looking awesomely ugly all the while.

Above: Some guys like boxers. Some prefer briefs. This guy wears both, which we think is cheating!

Above: The first teaser for Gun Loco

Sep 9, 2010

Source: Siliconera 


  • ElderGamer - September 10, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    The black character is INCREDIBLY stereotypical.
  • Valntyne - September 10, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    I'm really digging this game. Just hope the characters are more Joker-like insane than just balls out crazy. Some may not see the difference but I do.
  • Josephnero - September 10, 2010 4:31 p.m.

  • Shake - September 10, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    This looks like a pile of crap. The Club was the worst game I've ever played. Ever. And this looks to be an almost carbon copy. Lame.
  • Zeb364 - September 10, 2010 7:19 a.m.

    This game looks awesomely creepy!
  • SwampRock - September 10, 2010 3:45 a.m.

    maybe another cult classic? people are usually too busy having boners over call of duty 72 or halo reach 5 to notice anything else that wasnt born from a mold, looks interesting though.
  • Shagnasty - September 10, 2010 3:30 a.m.

    Jesus this looks awful. Square needs to stop venturing outside of turn-based RPGs.
  • FrozenImplosion - September 10, 2010 3:08 a.m.

    Looks cool, but it seems almost like it'll be all multiplayer... Unless they manage to get a GREAT AI going, cause that looks like pretty fast paced gameplay.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 10, 2010 3:03 a.m.

  • CH3BURASHKA - September 10, 2010 3 a.m.

    Why? Because anything remotely involved with Donnie Darko is creepy. Brrr... The concept sounds amazing, but I don't know how Square thinks it's going to pull it off. Perhaps this will bring about the age of true East-West-fusion games, or it will be shit. Only one way to find out.
  • ranzatsu - September 10, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    Just what I like. Cartoon-ized action. Looks cool.
  • Doctalen - September 10, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    That huge ship reminds me of the huge drill platform near the end of Borderlands. Took me forever to find the elevator to the top of it though.
  • SonicX_89 - September 10, 2010 2:10 a.m.

  • RampageUndeaD - September 10, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    looks awesome kinda like borderlands
  • Jacko415 - September 10, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    this game looks creepy and fun!

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