Normally, the answer is no, but if you’re playing Square Enix’s insane Death by Cube game, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” This odd, Smash TV-esque game forces players to shoot — well, cubes — but these cubes are chock full of blood, and contain the 300psi blood pressure usually only found in low budget samurai movies of the ’70s — i.e., when you shoot them, the pop like water balloons… full of blood). Apparently the game will be released on Xbox Live in America (I think?) on January 20th. I was more excited by this game before I saw the Lego Universe trailer, but that’s hardly Death by Cube‘s fault. (Via Japanator)
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