At TGS 2010, just inside the media entrance, there sat a van owned by Inti Creates (a game studio formed by ex-Capcom staff). As I came upon it my first day, I saw Kotaku's own Brian Ashcraft standing beside a crowd of Japanese photographers who were fighting for position in front of the van. I asked Brian what was…
Do you know Gal Gun—or if you prefer, Gal☆Gun—the Japanese shooter for the Xbox 360 that's all about shooting high school girls with a "pheromone shot" and is mostly wall to wall upskirt shots? Then you probably know about the back and forth "pantsu" drama that threatened to keep the Japan-only game panty shot free.
In the West, Microsoft is king. Well, queen. In Japan, it's not — not by a country mile. The software giant needs every ally it can find. But even its most ardent supporters seem restless.
Looks that way. Creepy cute Japanese shooter Gal☆Gun used to be wall-to-wall underpants. Now it's just wall-to-wall wtf.
Developer Alchemist's creepy schoolgirl shoot 'em up Gal Gun is not the type of thing you'd be proud to play. Thankfully, the developer of the Xbox 360 game knows this, letting players keep their fetishistic arcade action a secret.
I've played Gal Gun, the Xbox 360 on-rails shooter that pits you, the lonely high school student Tenzou, against a horde of school girl admirers on a quest to find true love. Cute? Kind of. Creepy? Yep. Shallow? You bet!
You're the most popular kid in school (for just one day). Every girl in your class has fallen for you... but they stand between you and your true love. Take 'em down with your Pheromone Shot. This is Gal☆Gun.