2019’s RICO was an underappreciated bullet-time roguelike game. You or you and a friend tale on the roles of an anti-gang division of the police and storm the world of organized crime. Two years later, it is getting a sequel. Last week, publisher Numskull released an announcement trailer for RICO London, so I guess players will be shooting on the wrong side of the road. If you didn’t play RICO, there is a sale on Steam right now, so you could pick it up for 50% off, but it will end on February 15th, so enter bullet-time and act fast.
If you played the first game, you know what you will be in for, just more. The trailer breaks down what to expect: load up, breach, clear, get out, repeat. It also heavily features the splitscreen co-op action, so if you have a partner in crimefighting, the two of you may want to check it out and/or the first game. The concept is simple; shoot bad guys because they are bad. The procedurally generated levels always make for interesting and unexpected situations. The cell-shaded art design also gives the game a sharp, yet arcade-y tone.
Though the first RICO game has come out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, RICO London will not launch on all those platforms. Although, since it was just announced, that can change between now and the release date. RICO London is expected to come out in June of this year for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.
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