In the run-up to game’s release, Headup Games and Retrific Game Studio have talked about the approach to composing the atmospheric soundtrack for Colt Canyon.
It has been written to match the game’s minimalistic and pixelated style, hoping to help to immerse you in the game’s story about flying bullets, bloodthirsty enemies, and dangerous wildlife.
“Endless deserts, smoking colts, saloons in which the whiskey flows, bandits that wanna chase you down and the burning sun in the sky combined with typical instruments like harmonica, fiddle or an old bar-piano – the Colt Canyon soundtrack is inspired by the works of Ennio Morricone on the great Spaghetti Western movies of the 60s and 70s,” explains composer Luigi-Maria Rapisarda.
In this 2D pixel art twin-stick shooter, you control a cowboy (or cowgirl) who must save their partner who has been kidnapped by ruthless bandits.
Armed with a revolver, knife, and TNT, that will challenge you to shoot your way through a hostile canyon crammed with hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles, and bloodthirsty enemies.
While the canyon’s basic layout is handcrafted, everything else is randomized. And, with permadeath, roguelike gameplay, and unlockable characters, that means that every run will be different.
There’s the chance to team up with another player in local co-op, working together to find new weapons, ammo and kidnapped people who you can rescue to earn upgrades.
Colt Canyon will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q3 2019.