By Spencer . January 10, 2012 . 11:46pm
Gunslinger Stratos is like a mix of 2Spicy, a versus style light gun game from Sega, and the massive Mobile Suit Gundam arcade machines. ByKing, the developer of Gunslinger Stratos, helped Namco Bandai develop Extreme Vs. too.
Each cabinet has a 60 inch screen and two gun controllers. You can fire them separately as if you were playing House of the Dead solo or "combine" the guns. Side style transform your character’s weapon from two guns to a shotgun or machine gun. Tandem style has players stack one gun on top of the other to make a laser cannon or rocket launcher. Square Enix says there will be hundreds of guns including a flamethrower, barrier shield used to protect allies, and a recovery gun. Players can buy weapons using a point system (and points are an additional purchase) and save data to a NESiCA card.
Gunslinger Stratos is played with four players, but the game can actually support eight. You can play in a free for all mode online with gunslingers across Japan. Or team up with your friends in the same arcade and take on the nation. There are also single player missions and co-op missions. Stages will be based on real world locations like Shibuya shown in these screenshots.
Gunslinger Stratos is slated for release this summer in Japan and the newly opened official site has a teaser video.