Someone alert PETA, OGPlanet has announced their latest third-person shooter GunDog and like the name suggests it involves guns and dogs. Specifically, GunDog pits two rival camps (Union & Empire) of newly recruited pups in a World War of dogs. Why are they fighting? Who knows. Perhaps one of the dog leaders had his/her favorite bone stolen or maybe the world’s supplies of Kibbles and Bits can’t sustain both camps causing the Dogs to fight for its control. Honestly I don’t know why I’m building a back-story for this conflict in the first place. Perhaps it is because the premise is so strange. I mean why are they even walking on two legs to begin with? Is this some Planet of the Apes/Dogs shenanigans whereby Dogs have become the dominate species in the future? I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
Beyond the obvious “the player is a dog” premise, the game touts features like tactical team-based shooting mechanics with the ability for players to collect unique cards which unlock new playable characters with new weapons and abilities. Players can also choose between 6 different playable classes including the standard Rifleman, Medic, and Sniper. The game utilizes cel shaded graphics which give the game a very Battlefield Heroes vibe. A beta test is scheduled for April 4th through the 8th which you can sign up for here.