MARS Light Guns Coming Soon to Xbox One

By Rebecca Smith, 6 days ago
The last Xbox franchise to come with light gun support was the Cabela hunting games on Xbox 360. You would have been forgiven for thinking that five years later, that era of gaming was over, but PDP thinks otherwise. They've created the MARS LIGHTCON gun and will be bringing it to the Xbox One in a series of game bundles this fall.

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The gun will work by using a specially-designed USB camera to track the gun's movements. As such, players will be able to grab a starter pack that includes a LIGHTCON gun, an IR STATION camera, and a choice of one of three games - Big Buck Hunter Arcade, Qubit's Quest, or Voyage of the Dead. Unfortunately, the gun is only available in North America right now

The starter pack will be priced at US$99.99. Additional guns can be purchased separately for US$29.99 and each of the compatible games will support up to four players at once. Players who pre-order one of the starter bundles through Amazon, Gamestop, or the Microsoft Store, will automatically receive a second LIGHTCON gun as a pre-order bonus.

MARS Big Buck Hunter: Arcade Starter Pack - for Xbox On
MARS Big Buck Hunter: Arcade Starter Pack - for Xbox On

With Big Buck Hunter: Arcade, there's no need to wake up at the crack of dawn, dress in your finest camouflage, and climb up into your blind. MARS brings the #1 hunting arcade game to the comforts of your living room! It's hunting season, so grab a MARS™ LIGHTCON and take down wild game in Whitetail, Moose and Elk adventures


MARS Qubit's Quest S Starter Pack - for Xbox One
MARS Qubit's Quest S Starter Pack - for Xbox One

An action platformer and third-person shooter for up to 4-players who are on a mission to protect the loyal robotic canine, Qubit. Play a co-op adventure campaign or compete with other players in 10 fast-paced minigames!


MARS Voyage of the Dead Starter Pack - for Xbox One
MARS Voyage of the Dead Starter Pack - for Xbox One

An action-packed shooter set on a cruise ship overrun by a zombie outbreak, where up to 4 players can get caught in the chaos. With a quirky art style and a campy sense of humor, it's your job to fight against a horde of undead menaces and protect the passengers.


MARS LIGHTCON - Universal Lightgun
MARS LIGHTCON - Universal Lightgun

Ready, aim, fun! Hit your targets with the unmatched precision of the low-power laser in the MARS™ LIGHTCON.


There's no firm release date for the light gun beyond fall 2019, but the peripheral will be making an appearance at E3, so maybe we'll hear more then.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.