Kinect’s The Gunstringer to include free fruit slicing action

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We previewed Twisted Pixel’s The Gunstringer at E3 last month, and found it to be an exceptionally fun motion controlled game. It’s filled with all the irreverent humour and charm you’d expect from the guys behind The Maw and ‘Splosion man. We were concerned, however, that the game’s transition from downloadable title to full retail release might not present itself as exceptional value. Well, the whole package just got a lot sweeter – because retail discs of The Gunstringer will include a token to download the Kinect version of mobile phone touch-screen slash-em up darling Fruit Ninja.

The game first grabbed our attention thanks to its incredibly cheeky reveal trailer earlier this year.

Here’s what the press release had to say :

Johannesburg, South Africa – 21 July 2011 – Mark your calendars for a bullet-slinging, fruit-slashing party this September because Twisted Pixel’s Kinect-enabled action shooter “The Gunstringer and the highly anticipated “Fruit Ninja Kinect” will be bundled together at retail for R399.00.

Whether you shoot-em-up or slice-em-up, YOU are the controller in these two fun, action-packed titles. The retail bundle will be available in South Africa from 16 September 2011. 

In “The Gunstringer”, you control a fiery gun-toting marionette through his adventures, combining solo platforming and shooting mechanics into fun, competitive action with a full suite of collectables, unlockables, abilities, rewards and more. Plus, as a special bonus to celebrate the release of “The Gunstringer,” players can also download a free add-on pack for the game at launch called “The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles” which pits players against the time-traveling son of Wavy Tube Man, the first boss players battle in the game. In this add-on, Wavy Tube Man Jr. steals a time machine to prevent his father’s death at the hands of “The Gunstringer,” and it’s up to players to battle classic western cowboys and futuristic warriors to save the world from destruction.

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 just beginning.

R399 to get not one, but two games that’ll help keep your Kinect from being a sad and lonely peripheral. Fruit Ninja Kinect releases as a standalone downloadable title next week Wednesday for 1200 MS points as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade.

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Last Updated: July 25, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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