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Elite Forces: Unit 77 screens are forcefully elite

There must be a whole bunch of bored commandos sitting around if there are at least 77 Elite Forces units. Are there that many threats to world security to require so many super-soldiers? Well, maybe -- but you'll be playing with only one group in Elite Forces: Unit 77.

Ten new screens are in the gallery for forensic examination. It's an isometric shooter with wishy-washy 3D graphics and the standard terrorist/bomb/military storyline. It the game runs smoothly and controls reasonably well, then there might be some potential for this badass team of soldiers.

If you can't wait until Q4 2008 for rough-and-tough shooting action on your DS, give the "okay, not great" Call of Duty 4 a try.

[Via press release]

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ screens, site arise from the grave

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ
, formerly just Zombie BBQ, keeps looking better and better. We have a habit of championing strange titles, and we'll make no exception with this fairy tale shoot-em-up!

How did developer Enjoy Up (Chronos Twins) come up with the idea to recreate Little Red Riding Hood as a busty blonde with a machine gun and a penchant for blasting down undead wolves? And what spark of imagination convinced the studio to team her up with Momo "PeachBoy" Taro, a ninja born from a peach and armed with a grenade launcher? Genius, all of it.

Publisher Gammick Entertainment has launched an official site for the game, and, in addition to its wicked trailer, the hub has some great profiles for its zombified fairy tale characters, like ablood-thirsty cyborg Pinocchio and a flesh-eating Sleeping Beauty. Check out some of the other undead creatures and twenty new screenshots in our gallery below!

Gallery: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

A tiny morsel of Zombie BBQ

Sure, these are just three screens of Enjoy Up's Zombie BBQ (and a fourth that is already in our gallery), but it's Zombie BBQ. We think there's enough meat there, so to speak, to be worth your attention. Mostly we wanted to write the title a bunch. Zombie BBQ.

We feel an obligation to report on new shmups, as well. Especially when they eschew the traditional spaceship theme for something a little more creative -- like, say, fairy-tale characters versus zombies. Really, as long as stuff comes from the top of the screen and can be shot at, it doesn't matter if they're formations of bug-shaped spacecraft or the shambling, candy-colored dead.

Gallery: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

Momotaro joins the Zombie BBQ

As if it wasn't enough that we'd get to play one pissed-off Red Riding Hood (she's armed and out of control!) in the forthcoming Zombie BBQ, publisher Gammick Entertainment has announced a second playable character: legendary Japanese hero Momotaro. Once you take the reins of one of these epic characters of folklore and fable, you'll be pitted against such enemes as UNDEAD GRETEL and PESTILENTIAL PINOCCHIO.

If there's a line for this game, you can expect that we'll be first. Zombie BBQ sounds too hilarious to be missed. It looks it, too; check out the screenshots below if you're not convinced.

Gallery: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

[Via press release]

If you can find them, maybe you can hire ... Unit 77

Publisher Gammick Entertainment has teamed up with another Barcelona-based studio, Abylight, this time for Elite Forces: Unit 77, an isometric shooter in which you lead the A-Team a four-man commando outfit to combat terrorists around the world. Reading Gammick's announcement for the title, it's all very serious business: The countdown has begun, and it's time for the few and the brave. Will you become a terrorist's victim or do you have what it takes to be on the team of Elite Forces?"

Unit 77 will have you playing as four military specialists, each pulled from different disciplines -- hacker, sniper, demolition expert, and faceman heavy artillery. The 3D graphics for the characters and the rest of the game aren't going to impress anyone, and even the promotional image above with the crew's silhouettes needs a little work, but this could be a worth picking up if you're looking for more releases like the underappreciated Operation: Vietnam. Elite Forces: Unit 77 is scheduled to infiltrate stores in Q4 2008.

Zombie BBQ concept (un)lives up to its awesome name

"Once upon a time there was a fantastic world where fairy tale creatures dwelt and all was peace and harmony ... till the zombies came to eat out their brains!" What an introduction!

Despite the entertaining scenarios we came up with to accompany Zombie BBQ's name, we doubted that the actual project would satisfy our hopes. After all, Barcelona-based Gammick is a newcomer publisher, and developer Enjoy Up's last release, Chronos Twins, didn't capture the hearts of many gamers.

With those concerns now out of the way, we're happy to report that Zombie BBQ is definitely worth your interest! In this unique title, you play as a gun-toting Little Red Riding Hood in a vertical-scrolling shooter (think Gunsmoke), blasting an array of monsters that have invaded "Fairy Tale land."

We have a collection of screenshots and artwork in the gallery below (the better to show you, dear readers!), so skip on over and start clicking. Zombie BBQ is scheduled to hit stores this October, just in time for Halloween!

Gallery: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

Animal Crossing, Jabbing, and Uppercutting flips your DS

Gammick Entertainment, publishers of Zombie BBQ, are working on another DS game featuring an unlikely combination of characters and genres: Animal Boxing. It's boxing, between animals, who look just enough like elongated Animal Crossing inhabitants to really freak us out.

But the opportunity to beat up on an ambulatory walrus isn't even the freakiest thing about Animal Boxing: that honor goes to the "SD System." You control the game using the touch screen to throw punches, aimed, of course, at your opponent's face and upper body. Rather than squeeze the whole boxer onto one screen, Gammick did the logical thing and designed to be played with the DS held upside-down.

Gallery: Animal Boxing

[Via Siliconera]

Zombie BBQ sounds appetizing

Since Gammick Entertainment and Enjoy Up bestowed no details about Zombie BBQ upon us other than its awesome name, we're going to have to make our own assumptions. We're picturing a bunch of zombies kicking back in someone's backyard, throwing brains on a grill and drinking some microbrews.

Or, perhaps this will more like Cooking Mama, only infused with George Romero's favorite creatures of play. We hope you like your brains smothered in barbecue sauce. Personally, we prefer them in a wasabi glaze, but that's only because we're cultural.

Then again, the game could take place after the Zombie War, a time when humans will eat zombies as some sort of sick form of payback. That's pretty gross, though -- not even the deliciousness of barbecue sauce can take the edge off of rotting flesh.

Assuming we haven't disgusted you to the point that you're now uninterested in this game, the international lunch (er, launch) for this title will be in October.

[Via GamesPress]

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