Twisted Pixel Announces Kinect Based Western Shooter

The minds behind The Maw, Comic Jumper, ‘Splosion Man, and the upcoming Ms. ‘Splosion Man, have set their sights on Kinect. The Gunstringer is a western shooter that appears to combine on-rails shoot-em-up sections with a platformer edge thrown in. How any of this is controlled isn’t confirmed yet, but as a huge fan of the studio (The Maw is still one of the most underrated XBLA game in my opinion) and the fact that my Kinect only gets action these days when I want to bust a move in Dance Central, and they already have me hooked, impatiently waiting for more information.

Check out the premiere trailer and read on for all the information IGN has about Twisted Pixel’s newest quirky gem.

What is Gunstringer?
Gunstringer is a Kinect game from Twisted Pixel, developer of ‘Splosion Man and Comic Jumper. It looks quite different than the other Kinect games we’ve seen so far.

What type of game is it?
It’s a cross between a platformer and a shooter starring a skeleton cowboy that you puppeteer with your hands. There appears to be a lot of on-rails shooting sequences. The action on screen is supposed to be a puppet show, complete with an audience cheering you on.

What’s the story?
Somebody did The Gunstringer wrong, and he’s gonna make ’em pay. It’s a Western revenge story inspired by “A Fistful of Dollars.”

How do the Kinect controls work?
Based on the trailer, we know that you’ll be holding your hands out in front of you as if you were controlling a marionette. Looks like you’ll also be mimicking actions like spinning your revolver. It’s unclear at this time how shooting is handled.

Will Gunstringer be a retail or downloadable game?
Twisted Pixel isn’t revealing this, yet. All of the developer’s previous releases have been downloadable from Xbox Live Arcade. We know there are multiple downloadable Kinect games in the works from various developers, but so far Kinect software is only available at retail.

Is there multiplayer?
Looks like there is a cooperative mode where two players shoot at enemies in on-rails sequences.

When’s it coming out?
Twisted Pixel hasn’t announced a release date for Gunstringer yet.

via IGN

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