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RICO London

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Numskull Games
Developer: Ground Shatter
Release Date: Sept. 2, 2021

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'RICO London' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2021 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT

RICO London is a fast-paced first-person shooter which sees you tackling the notorious and violent gangs of London.

An ode to retro arcade games with cartoon-style bullets and explosions, this cel-shaded buddy cop shooter finds you tackling the notorious and violent gangs of London as D.I. Redfern and her partner Ahmad Khan. Blast your way through a high-rise building to wipe out the capital’s impending criminal threat during the turn of the millennium in downtown London.

RICO London offers the option to play either solo or co-op mode. The latter includes online and local, as well as table-top mode for Switch users looking to play together offline. Kick down doors to breach and clear rooms – using slo-mo to win encounters – and work together to calmly defuse bombs and tackle intense hostage situations.

With a key focus on replayability, RICO London features procedurally generated levels meaning no two playthroughs are the same and each attempt offers the opportunity to mix up tactics and decisions to progress.

In addition to the improved campaign with its in-depth story mode and stellar voice acting, RICO London’s Daily Play gamemode brings a fresh challenge to take on everyday. Compete against the world to settle a highscore with a fixed set of weapons, perks and enemies issued to all players.

Keeping things old-skool with the playability, no auto health regeneration means medkits are crucial to replenish health - bear that in mind before choosing Easy (no permadeath) or Normal (permadeath and friendly fire).

At the end of every gun blazing level, you are awarded medals that can be used as currency between stages in the upgrade menu. These are used to purchase new supplies such as med kits, numerous weapons inspired by action movies - like the Lockstock sawn-off shotgun, Golden Eye 1911 sidearm, or Yippee-ki-yay SMG - and permanent upgrades that reduce weapon recoil and restore health.

RICO London is launching on September 2, 2021 and will be available digitally on Xbox and Steam stores, as well as both physically and digitally on Nintendo Switch and PS4.

Key Features

  • High-Rise, Higher Stakes  – Ascend the gang’s tower, taking on tougher goons as you go.
  • Double Trouble – It wouldn’t be a buddy-cop shooter without a partner close by your side. Call in a co-op ride-along, either local or online.
  • Perks of the Job – Customise your loadout with a series of performance enhancing perks and upgrades.
  • Guns to Go – The three magazines of 9mm you brought were never going to get you off the first floor. Chop and change from your expanding arsenal as you defeat enemies.

RICO London will be coming to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox formats on September 2, 2021.

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