The Gunstringer (Xbox 360)

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Remember, The Gunstringer is Shooting for Retail Now

Posted Fri, 17 Jun 2011 by James Newton

Shooting up shelves

Shooting up shelves

New shots and info in

In all the hubbub of E3 you might have missed the announcement that The Gunstringer has broken free of its Xbox Live Arcade shackles and is coming to retail later this year.

Twisted Pixel sent over some fresh screenshots of the game too, showing off its new stage "The Big Easy Reckoning" ahead of the game's release this September.

For more, check out our Interview: Twisted Pixel — The Gunstringer.

The Gunstringer Coming to a Store Near You
Twisted Pixel’s Kinect Shooter Becomes a Retail Title

June 14th, 2011 - Austin, TX - Originally slated for release early this year on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Microsoft Game Studios and Twisted Pixel jointly announced at E3 that the highly anticipated Kinect exclusive shooter The Gunstringer will be coming to retail.

“The ball got rolling at an executive retreat where The Gunstringer was made available to some pretty important people, including Steve Ballmer,” said Twisted Pixel CEO, Michael Wilford. “We were stoked to hear shortly afterwards that everyone loved the game and wanted to give it bigger exposure in the retail market.”

It was also revealed that The Gunstringer will get its launch this September, in time for the holidays. “This is our first retail title, so we’re putting everything we have into making it awesome,” says Twisted Pixel’s game director, Josh Bear. “We worked with Microsoft to get the time we needed to take the design in some ambitious directions that weren’t going to be possible before. We were already excited about the game, but now we’ve able to do even more with it.”

On the E3 show floor, Twisted Pixel unveiled a new play called “The Big Easy Reckoning” that takes place in the Southern bayou. Players got their first look at several more aspects of gameplay, including dual gun shootdowns, side scrolling platform action, and even a flashback sequence into the Gunstringer’s flesh-and-blood past. More details will be revealed as The Gunstringer nears completion.

Tags: Xbox 360, Twisted Pixel, Screenshots, Retail.

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User Comments


1. PlaysWithWolves United States 17 Jun 2011, 19:06 BST

I find myself a little less excited now.

Congratulations to them, though.


2. Crunc United States 17 Jun 2011, 20:42 BST

I wish this was still an XBLA title. Can't say I'm looking forward to paying $50 for it.


3. James United Kingdom 18 Jun 2011, 09:19 BST

Welcome to the site, !

Let's hope that Twisted Pixel uses this as an opportunity to cram loads of stuff in rather than just putting out the same game on a disc. Time will tell!

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