What happens when you combine Prohibition Era gangsters and the walking dead? You get Guns, Gore, & Cannoli from developer Crazy Monkey Studios. Launching April 30th on the PC and Mac, Guns, Gore, & Cannoli takes inspiration from 80’s side-scrolling shooters and transports gamers to the Roaring Twenties. Players control Vinnie Cannoli in Thugtown as he searches for a missing goodfella. Featuring beautiful hand-drawn 2D graphics, the action is intense as Vinnie mows down anyone living or undead who stands in his way. The game supports 4-player local co-op for friends to get in on the fun.
While computer gamers will get first crack at the action, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U versions of the game are planned for release later this year. Don’t be a wiseguy and watch the trailer below.
Growing up I was always a fan of side scrolling shooters like Contra or Metal Slug. Guns, Gore, & Cannoli looks like it will do a good job in carrying on that tradition. The artwork is gorgeous and choice of setting is unique. It doesn’t take itself seriously and there is a lot of potential humor to pull from gangster tropes.
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