THE FUTURE…is here. The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles busts forth today on the Windows Store for Windows 8 PCs and RT tablets. Starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused,Waking Life) as Future Buddy and Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet) as Doc Lloyd, now you can take on the role of The Stranger and make your way through a sleepy little town where all is not what it seems.
Trouble’s a brewin’ in this little slice of the west, and it’s up to you to send that trouble back to whence it came. You’ll need to keep your wits keen and your trigger finger ready to decide who warrants swift cowboy justice with a mere tap of the screen or click of the mouse. Timeless characters, elite acting, crafted dialogue, and action-packed action await you.
One would think that a production of such quality would command a steep price, but we’ve got news for you. Through the magic of digital technology, we’re able to bring this fine production to you for a mere 149 cents (that’s $1.49 American). Kaufman, an expert in all things low-cost says, “Microsoft never returns my calls about letting me direct a Halo movie in New Jersey. But Twisted Pixel brought The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles to Windows 8 as a Trojan horse to get my face in front of Steve Ballmer. Steve, call me!”
Twisted Pixel and Microsoft Studios announced today a new installment of add-on content for the award-winning Kinect title The Gunstringer. The 240 MSP content is called El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure and gives players control over an all new protagonist in the form of El Diablo, the sinister soul whose twisted heart aches for a true love to be his queen. Featuring four levels filled with hang-gliding airmen, gun-toting brothel babes and angry bandits dug in deeper than Alabama ticks, El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure presents a new twist to the Kinect-based puppeteering cowboy revenge shooter genre.
Today Twisted Pixel and Microsoft Studios are pleased to announce a new batch of add-on content,Real Big Shootin’ for The Gunstringer. In this chapter of the VGA-nominated Kinect title, you find yourself going up against “Mad Dog” McDog who is out to slander your good name as the quickest draw in the west. He will throw any challenge he can at you to trip you up, so make sure your wits are sharp and your guns are hot!
Originally coming to Xbox 360 as the “First Xbox Live Arcade Kinect” game, is the Gunstringer from Twisted Pixel Games. They’re known for their 360-exclusive downloadable titles: The Maw, Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms. Splosion Man. Somewhere during development, the project shifted from being an XBLA title to a full retail release. Stepping out from the normal downloadable release has done Twisted Pixel well, providing the best Kinect game to date – in fact, this feels like the first true GAME for Kinect.
Announced at SDCC for those who attended, but now making the rounds. Halfbrick (iOS developers of Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, etc and now XBLA developers of Fruit Ninja Kinect) are teaming up with Twisted Pixel Studios for each release. The previously first Kinect XBLA game The Gunstringer is going to retail. And now the NEW first XBLA Kinect game, Fruit Ninja Kinect will be bundled in a special combo
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 just $39.99 USD! 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 September 13 in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia; and September 16 in EMEA.
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 collectibles, 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. Is September too long to wait to sharpen your Ninja skills? Don’t wait! Buy “Fruit Ninja Kinect” via Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 on August 10 and get a jump start on your friends.
Finally, pre-order “The Gunstringer” from select US and European retailers today, and you’ll receive two tokens for a free Avatar Prop from the game, available exclusively through the pre-order program!
This is a really unique release. I’m glad that Twisted Pixel and Halfbrick have teamed up for this, both will provide high-quality Kinect gameplay. The price is unbeatable for essentially getting Fruit Ninja Kinect for free.
Here is a gallery of both The Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Kinect for your enjoyment as we wait for the release.