Quirky PS3 class-based shooter Blood Dust was cancelled alongside the closure of Visceral Melbourne.

But Blood Dust — a cancelled class-based shooter from shuttered developer Visceral Melbourne — actually sets itself apart by virtue of its eccentric 1930s backdrop.

According to Kotaku Australia, the "run and gun experience" was in development for more than three years, and was packed with upgradeable weapons and special abilities divided across three different factions.

One rumour suggests that Blood Dust was originally envisioned as a multiplayer "add on" to Visceral's speculated Jack The Ripper game — which is apparently still in development as a single-player only release.

You can get your first — and last — glimpse of Blood Dust in the trailer after the jump.

[Thanks Kotaku]