Gatling Gears is a new dual-analogue shooter coming to XBLA. The game is being developed by Vanguard Games, the studio formed after Karami combined with W!Games, developer of Greed Corp.
The game is set in the same eclectic steampunk Mistbound universe as Greed Corp, where a beautiful world, once rich in resources, is now on the brink of collapse. The world is wealthy due to the presence of automated industry, but excessive harvesting and mining has forever altered the world and its inhabitants. Signature elements such as collapsing land, walker units and warring factions are returning, but the game now features twin-stick shooter controls and a new hero, Max Brawley.
When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source.
Gatling Gears is due to be released in Spring 2011 but a price is yet to be confirmed.