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Arcade-Style, Action-Movie Shooter RICO: Available Now

Door-busting, gun-blasting action!

Gothenburg, Sweden – March 14th – Publisher Rising Star Games and developer Ground Shatter announce that RICO, the buddy cop shooter inspired by modern action cinema, is now available on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

In RICO players have twenty-four hours to solve a case and bring to justice the organized criminal syndicates that have blighted that city of San Amaro. Prepare to kick down doors and shoot your way through randomly generated levels that make every case new and unique. Gamers can also team up with a friend to play the role of a pair of loose-cannon police partners and support each other through intense urban shootouts in online or local co-op play.

James Parker, Director at Ground Shatter says, “We wanted to make a game that was a technical tour de force and broke new ground in its mechanics, gameplay and storytelling… but then we found that kicking doors and shooting bad guys was a lot more fun so we made a game about that instead. Plus there’s co-op and slow motion so it’s pretty much always cool.”



RICO is an arcade-style tactical shooter, where players must react in the moment to shootouts as they unfold, breaching doors, moving from room to room, and unlocking new weapons, traits, and equipment as they seek to bring down the crime bosses in the game’s main case mode. They can also compete against one another with a fixed loadout and on the same level on the Leaderboards of the Daily Play mode.

Features

Compete against the clock to solve a case in 24 hours
Online Co-op and Offline split-screen play
"Daily play" with online leaderboards
Randomly generated cases, operations, and environments
Unlockable weapons, traits, and equipment

GoNintendo Video - Let's check out the simple-but-effective gameplay of RICO

Kick door, shoot, repeat

RICO doesn't aim to reinvent the wheel. As a matter of fact, RICO looks to pair things down to the very basics of an FPS experience. What it lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for with purely stupid fun.

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RICO to Kick Down the Doors and Shoot Its Way onto Switch March 14th, 2019

Like living in an action movie

Gothenburg, Sweden – March 5th – Publisher Rising Star Games and developer Ground Shatter are excited to announce that RICO, the buddy cop shooter inspired by modern action cinema, is set to release on consoles next week. Action fans can join the RICO team on March 12th on PlayStation 4, March 13th on Xbox One, and March 14th on Nintendo Switch and PC.

RICO allows players to step up a member of the elite RICO taskforce, where they have twenty-four hours to solve a case and bring an end to organized crime. Prepare to kick down doors and shoot your way through randomly generated levels that make every case new and unique. Gamers can also team up with a friend to play the role of a pair of loose-cannon police partners and support each other through intense urban shootouts in online or local co-op play.

James Parker, Director at Ground Shatter says, “Games can change people’s lives, inform us about the human condition, and tell epic stories of love, life, and loss… RICO doesn’t do any of those things, it’s a game about kicking doors open and shooting bad guys, often in glorious slow motion.”

RICO is an arcade-style tactical shooter, where players must react in the moment to shootouts as they unfold, breaching doors, moving from room to room, and unlocking new weapons, traits, and equipment as they seek to bring down the crime bosses in the game’s main case mode. They can also compete against one another with a fixed loadout and on the same level on the Leaderboards of the Daily Play mode.

Features

Compete against the clock to solve a case in 24 hours
Online Co-op and Offline split-screen play
"Daily play" with online leaderboards
Randomly generated cases, operations, and environments
Unlockable weapons, traits, and equipment

RICO - another round of gameplay

Two cops, one case and only 24 hours to take them down... can you score the bust of a lifetime? Take the role of a loose cannon police detective and face off against criminal gangs in an exciting procedurally-generated action movie FPS. Join forces with a friend, online or locally, and take down those crooks in true buddy-cop style!

RICO - more gameplay

Two cops, one case and only 24 hours to take them down... can you score the bust of a lifetime? Take the role of a loose cannon police detective and face off against criminal gangs in an exciting procedurally-generated action movie FPS. Join forces with a friend, online or locally, and take down those crooks in true buddy-cop style!

RICO - gameplay footage

Two cops, one case and only 24 hours to take them down... can you score the bust of a lifetime? Take the role of a loose cannon police detective and face off against criminal gangs in an exciting procedurally-generated action movie FPS. Join forces with a friend, online or locally, and take down those crooks in true buddy-cop style!

RICO seeing Switch release in Japan

Two cops, one case and only 24 hours to take them down... can you score the bust of a lifetime? Take the role of a loose cannon police detective and face off against criminal gangs in an exciting procedurally-generated action movie FPS. Join forces with a friend, online or locally, and take down those crooks in true buddy-cop style!

We already knew RICO was heading to Switch in NA/EU, but now we know the game will also see launch in Japan. The title is due out Feb. 14th, 2019 and is priced at ¥2,570.

RICO set for retail release

Looks like RICO is set for a retail release, courtesy of Rising Star Games. While the publisher hasn't officially announced a physical version, listings have popped up on both GameStop and Best Buy's websites. It seems the date isn't locked in yet, as one retailer shows February 12th, and the other lists January 29th, 2019.