R-Type-inspired side-scroller ‘Rigid Force Redux’ and punchy Wild West shooter ‘Colt Canyon’ out on PS4 today

Shooter fans, listen up:

Headup releases two new games on the PlayStation Store today, just in time for spicing up the Festive period with some action.

Arm your fighter in this classic side-scrolling shoot’em up in modern 3D! Blast off to take down hordes of infected aliens and dreadful machines programmed to wage an intergalactic war against mankind, just like the good ol’ days.

Completely redeveloped in Unity by the developers com8com1, Rigid Force Redux offers ultra-smooth arcade action in 60 FPS, with intense battles, stunning effects, detailed environments and an electrifying synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME feat. Michael Chait. The game is available for €15,99 / $15.99 / £12.99 on the PlayStation®Store today. Watch its official Accolades Trailer.

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Get ready to saddle up and slap leather against some ornery varmints! Colt Canyon, a stylish 2D pixel art twin-stick shooter with roguelike elements is here. Control a cowboy, or one of the many other playable characters, whose mission it is to save their kidnapped partner from ruthless bandits.

Take your revolver, knife, and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles, and all kinds of bloodthirsty scums. Save your beloved one as well as other prisoners along the way to receive helpful upgrades, or their support as your armed companions. Speaking of armed support, you can also enjoy Colt Canyon together with a friend in local two-player co-op mode! The game is available on the PlayStation®Store today, at a price of €19,99 / $19.99 / £16.99.

Check out the PS4 Launch Trailer, more info below.

PlayStation®Store EU | PlayStation®Store NA

About Rigid Force Redux

Battle it out against huge swarms of enemies, heavy gunships, laser wielding mechs and giant alien creatures. Every enemy has its own unique and challenging strategy, from the tiniest creature up to the largest boss. Arm your fighter with numerous upgradeable weapon systems and supplemental Force Shards! Collect Energy Orbs to fill up your energy supply and eventually unleash an extremely powerful blast against your foes! Just in case the extensive, action-packed Main Mission is not enough, try the challenging Arcade and Boss Rush Modes, defend your ranking in the global leaderboards and grab all 40 achievements.


  • Classic side-scrolling shoot’em up action with modern 3D graphics
  • Smooth 60 FPS for fluid gameplay
  • Unique weapons and power-up systems inspired by the genre classics
  • A wide variety of enemies, challenging mid-bosses and enormous end bosses
  • An exciting story mode with animated cutscenes
  • Six different action-packed 3D stages
  • Additional Arcade and Boss Rush game modes for extended high score runs
  • Adjustable difficulty levels – for beginners to shmup masters
  • Improved UI and visuals, including a brand-new character design by Manga Artist Damurushi
  • Original synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME featuring Michael Chait
  • Leaderboards and 40 trophies
About Colt Canyon

Take your revolver and rescue your partner in this atmospheric and punchy roguelike game.

Colt Canyon is a 2D pixel art shooter where you control a cowboy, or one of the many other unlockable characters, whose mission is to save his kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits. Take your gun and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles, and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum.

Maybe you can save more people than just your partner. But watch out. Once you got your partner your job is not done. You’ll also have to get back home…


  • Skill-based roguelike twin-stick gameplay
  • Large range of characters and weapons to play and unlock
  • Dynamic and immersive environments and enemies
  • Local Coop
  • Randomized, persistent and open levels
  • Strategic stealth and fast-paced action
  • Beautiful minimalistic pixel art
  • Impactful particle effects
  • AI-controlled companions
  • Upgrades for you and your armed companions
  • Intense boss fights
  • Permadeath
  • No forced grind
  • High replayability
  • Endless runs possible
  • Easy to learn, hard to master
  • Perfectly suited Wild-West soundtrack
  • Punchy sound effects
About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.comTwitter and Discord.

About com8com1

com8com1 is an independent game developer based in the Metropolitan Region of Hannover, Germany, and founded by industry veteran Marcel Rebenstorf, who previously worked at Ubisoft Blue Byte on AAA brands ANNO and Might and Magic Heroes Online. They closely collaborate with artists and industry experts, known and praised for their contributions to hits like Golden Sun, Time Splitters 3, Burnout 3, Heart & Slash and Elliot Quest. As a passionate indie studio, they aim to establish themselves as experts in creating rich and engaging games that you will love playing. More information can be found here: http://www.com8com1.com

About Retrific Game Studio

Retrific Game Studio, founded 2013, is a German, one-man, independent game studio by Jonathan Mannshoven specialized on gameplay focused 2D games. More at retrific.net.