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Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Spliced Together at Retail

Posted by James Newton

Two great tastes together

The Gunstringer was originally set for release on Xbox Live Arcade, but now it's heading for retail and Microsoft wants to give the game a little juice to spur on its sales. That's why the skeletal shooter will come with a free download for Fruit Ninja Kinect for a cut price.

Confirmed for a European release of 16th September, two of Kinect's more promising titles will land for just £29.99, £10 less than some of the tosh currently available for the sensor. Select retailers yet to be named are also offering Avatar props when you pre-order the package, upping the value quota again.

If you can't wait for Fruit Ninja Kinect, it's released on 10th August — read our Fruit Ninja Kinect preview to get a feel for how Halfbrick's seminal fruit slicer is shaping up on Kinect.

Get the Ultimate Kinect Bundle! A Shootin’ and Slashin’ Good Time!

LONDON — 22 June, 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 released together at retail for just £29.99! Whether you shoot-em-up or slice-em-up, YOU are the controller in these two fun, action-packed titles - available on September 16 in the UK.

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-travelling 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 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 retailers today, and you’ll receive two tokens for a free Avatar Prop from the game, available exclusively through the pre-order programme!

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pdaddy

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pdaddy said:

This somewhat makes the jump from XBL to retail a little easier to swallow for The Gunstringer.. I was super excited about this game when I first heard about it, but that was dulled when I heard the word 'retail'.. Fruit Ninja has never been on the radar too much, but seeing as you're effectively getting 2 decent Kinect games in 1.. I'm tempted all over again..

Of course, I'm in Australia and we usually get shafted with EVERYTHING.. Case in point.. STILL no voice control for Kinect..

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