The place, Thugtown. The year, 1925. Prohibition is at an all-time high with every wannabe street thug trying to get a piece of the apple pie. Oh, and there are gang-related shootings, and I think crime is a bit of an issue as well. But all that pales compared to the city’s biggest problem: ZOMBIES! Because in Guns, Gore & Cannoli, six feet under just ain’t enough.
Step into the shoes of Vinnie Cannoli and get ready to gun down living and dead alike, as you search for… the truth. Well, that and your missing friend, of course – on the off-chance that those blasted brain-eaters haven’t already consumed him. Speaking of which, rumour has it alcohol is the root of this particular evil, although, in this day and age, that could very well just be a sneaky cover-up. Hard to tell, really.
Every inch of the game is like a picture straight from the Prohibition era. The cars, the furniture, the Speakeasy clubs, the music and the weaponry reflect the turbulent days of the roaring twenties.
Either way, Vinnie Cannoli is the man with the plan (and oh so many guns!), and you better believe he’ll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this. Whatever ‘this’ is. Through Speakeasy clubs, dark alleys, (seemingly) abandoned warehouses, construction sites and maybe even a ship or two – someone, somewhere will sing like a canary, blowing the lid off the whole thing.
That said, while he’s quite the one-man army, his crusade can be joined by some of his closest friends (read: players) for cooperative run ‘n gun craziness, should you so desire. Four gun-totin’ gangsters are after all better than one, ya know? So go ahead and stock up on cannoli and ammo, because you’re gonna need lots of both in the colourful, fast-paced platformer that is… Guns, Gore & Cannoli!