Headup have today announced that Rigid Force Redux will be launching on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the Summer of 2020, and if you’re in the market for a bit of power-up grabbing, side-scrolling, R-Type inspired shmup action, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Developed by com8com1 and seeing Headup handling publishing, Rigid Force Redux on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will have players piloting their spacecraft against an onslaught of aliens, powering things up via special Energy Orbs and Force Shards which offer special offensive and defensive abilities. Rigid Force Redux promises to breathe new life into the classic side-scrolling shooter genre with lovingly hand-crafted 3D models, stunning environments, detailed effects, and an electrifying Synthwave soundtrack.
As you can tell from the trailer below, this is a game that has been heavily influenced by old-school shmups like R-Type, Turrican II (what a game Turrican II was!), taking charge and piloting a fighter that’s positively armed to the teeth with numerous upgradeable weapon systems and supplemental Force Shards. These adjustable Force Shards will allow you to shoot in multiple directions, and block incoming enemy fire, while Energy Orbs appear and need to be captured in order to boost the ship’s power supply and eventually unleash an extremely powerful blast against the enemy horde. And not only does all this look great, it’ll make you super powerful in the process.
If battling it out against huge swarms of enemies, gunships, laser wielding mechs, and giant alien creatures is something you’re interested in then Rigid Force Redux is going to be for you. Every enemy has its own unique and challenging strategy, from the tiniest creature up to the largest boss, and you can be sure there will be a decent variety of those bosses too – from menacing intergalactic beasts to heavily armed Mechanoids.
- Unique weapons and power-up systems inspired by classics of the genre
- A variety of different enemies, challenging mid-bosses and enormous end bosses
- An exciting story mode with animated cutscenes
- Additional Arcade and Boss Rush game modes for extended high score runs
- Six different action-packed 3D stages
- Adjustable difficulty levels — for beginners to shmup masters
- Leaderboards and 40 achievements to unlock
- Original synthwave soundtrack by DREAMTIME featuring Michael Chait
Should you wish to try and survive a nerve-wracking chase against deadly foes all while trying to save the galaxy, then keep an eye out for Rigid Force Redux later this year. With special Arcade and Boss Rush Modes, global leaderboards and 40 achievements in place, you’d be crazy to miss it. We’ll be sure to let you know once a confirmed release is known. For now though, hit up that trailer below.