Gal*Gun Returns Xbox Release Canceled

Published: December 28, 2020 8:52 AM /


An anime girl restrained by vines in Gal*Gun Returns

The Gal*Gun Returns Xbox release for the upcoming ecchi rail shooter has been canceled. Developer Inti Creates says this Gal*Gun Returns cancellation won't affect the game's launch on PC or on Nintendo Switch.

Why Was Gal*Gun Returns Xbox Release Canceled?

This news comes courtesy of the official Gal*Gun franchise Twitter account. In a tweet, Inti Creates says it wanted to "stay true to the spirit" of the original Gal*Gun, the game of which Gal*Gun Returns is a remaster. However, "productive discussion" with Microsoft resulted in Inti saying it would be "unable to ensure consistency of experience" across all platforms. It sounds like Microsoft wanted Inti to make changes to the game - which is rather heavy on fanservice - that they weren't willing to make. If that's the case, it seems Valve and Nintendo haven't asked for the same changes.

What is Gal*Gun Returns?

Gal*Gun Returns is a remaster of the original Gal*Gun rail shooter, which launched in Japan back in 2011 for Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 version followed in 2012. The original game was never released in the West, so this remake is the first chance Western players will have to experience it without importing or emulation. However, the sequel Gal*Gun: Double Peace did find its way to the West in 2016 on PS4, Vita, and PC. 

An "Ecstasy Shot" moment in Gal*Gun Returns
Gal*Gun Returns is an ecchi rail shooter heavy on the cheesecake. It's coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021.

As you may have gathered, Gal*Gun Returns is chock-full of anime fanservice. You play a young man who is burdened with constant confessions of love from every member of the opposite sex he meets. It's up to you to fend off those would-be suitors and try to find true love with one of the main female characters in the game. Gal*Gun Returns launches for Nintendo Switch and PC on February 12th next year.

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