Inti Creates has announced the cancelation of Gal Gun Returns on the Xbox family of consoles. The official announcement was made on the official website for the game at the end of 2020. The title will now only launch on PC and the Nintendo Switch later this month.
In the statement, the developer states that they were in discussion with Microsoft during the game development. The game was complete on the Xbox while Microsoft was reviewing the master ROM. However, during the review, it became clear that Inti Creates would not ensure a consistent experience across all platforms. The cancelation is unrelated to the game’s actual content.
The difficult decision was made to cancel the Xbox family of devices and only focus on the PC and Nintendo Switch release. A PlayStation launch was not planned so that the company can focus its efforts on only two platforms.
The statement from Inti Creates ended with an apology to Xbox players who were awaiting the game. This doesn’t mean the end of the relationship between Inti Creates, PQube, or Microsoft. There are plans to release titles for Xbox devices in the future, but for now, plans for Gal Gun Returns are canceled.
Gal Gun Returns is a complete remake of the original Gal Gun game. Players control a normal high school student who has been suddenly granted the ability to be super popular with girls. The protagonist is given a special gun to fight off lovestruck students.
At the same time, the protagonist has fallen for one of the main heroines. In the story mode, there are serious, silly, and ridiculous events awaiting the hero.
The remake edition contains optimized graphics for current-gen hardware for even smoother gameplay than before. Brand new illustrations and character design overhauls also appear in the game. Important events, such as meeting the primary heroines, have new illustrations as well.
Every one of the 70+ characters is fully voiced. Several known Japanese voice actresses have joined the title to make a new immersive Gal Gun experience.
The title includes additional game modes besides “Story Mode.” “Score Attack Mode” has players trying to get the highest score possible. “Doki Doki Carnival” is where players try to attack as many targets as possible.
Players can also collect over 250 illustrations from the previous and current title, then view them in the Gallery. The remake also contains popular DLC from the original game that is immediately available from the start.
Gal Gun Returns will only launch on PC and Nintendo Switch on January 28.