"16-bit Hand-drawn Graphics". We approve.

As you're probably already aware, we love SNK's Neo Geo. For so long a tantalising glimpse of how the other half lived, this powerhouse of a machine remains a status symbol amongst hardcore gamers - despite the fact that it's now possible to enjoy many classic titles from its library for fraction of what they originally cost.

The Neo Geo system may be dead to most gamers, but amazingly, it's still getting new software. Last year there was the excellent Fast Striker, and we've just had word that German studio NG:DEV.TEAM is about to launch another new game. GunLord is billed as a "Eurostyle Platformer with emphasis on exploring huge worlds and blasting off enemies", which is another way of saying "it's right up our street".

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Amiga classic Turrican (which, incidentally, borrowed elements from Nintendo's Metroid series and was later ported to the SNES), GunLord is set to launch on the Neo Geo MVS (arcade) and AES (domestic) formats, as well as on the Sega Dreamcast - yet another console that simply refuses to lay down and die.

If this sounds like your kind of shindig, then head over to the official GunLord site and register your interest. In the meantime, check out the fantastically-produced promotional video below.