There are no prizes for guessing what exactly players have to do in a game called Shoot Many Robots
. The 2D side-scrolling action-RPG allows up to four players to co-operatively shoot many robots (or explode red barrels). Although details are scarce on the RPG elements of the game, the trailer does show players collecting nuts to allow them to buy better gear, such as guns and bagpipes (yes, really). Watch the trailer and view the screenshots at your leisure, but be prepared to "learn absolutely nothing":
If the graphics and setting remind you of another action-RPG by Gearbox (Borderlands
anyone?), that is because Demiurge Studios, the developer behind Shoot Many Robots
, were asked to lend their expertise in the creation of Borderlands
.Shoot Many Robots
will be coming to XBLA in 2011. A price is yet to be confirmed.