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Arcade-Style, Action-Movie Shooter RICO Available Now

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.

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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.


  • 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

Watch the RICO Trailer

For more information, follow Ground Shatter on FacebookTwitter and Discord, and follow Rising Star Games on Instagram, TwitterFacebook, and visit the official Rising Star Games website.


Founded in 2014, Ground Shatter is the culmination of nearly 20 years of games development experience for director and founder, James Parker. The company is dedicated to bringing high quality, arcade-style experiences to PC and console. Ground Shatter now employs four full-time staff and is proudly based at the Bristol Games Hub.


Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles.

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