Catch & Release, LLC
Based in North Carolina, USA

Release date:
January 30, 2018

Oculus Store


Regular Price:



Cold Iron is a virtual reality puzzle shooter starring a demonic pistol, a mysterious gunsmith, and you. After outlaws ride into town and gun down your father, you take your father's revolver and set off in search of answers. A parade of deadly duelists stands in your way. Every enemy is unique, from a riverboat gambler to a rolling fortress from the distant future. You must see through their deception, react with lightning quickness, and aim with care to overcome the challenges that stand between you and the truth behind your father's murder and the magical gun on your hip.

It's an experience that combines the boss rush gameplay of Cuphead, the white-knuckled western aesthetic of Red Dead Redemption, and the magic and mystery of The Dark Tower.


We've been avid VR gamers since the Oculus DK1. After Star Billions, we knew that we wanted our next game to be a VR exclusive. We pitched and prototyped dozens of ideas until we landed on the seed that became Cold Iron:

"Imagine Clint Eastwood staring down a tank on a dusty western street. What kind of deal with the devil would it take to even those odds?"
Right away, we knew that we had found the story we wanted to tell. Following nearly a dozen complete story rewrites, three re-imaginings of the core gameplay, and some fantastic advice from industry veterans, Cold Iron emerged as the rare VR game that makes players forget the controller and HMD as they step into new worlds.


  • The world's first virtual reality puzzle shooter. Speed, accuracy, and cunning combine for a heart-pounding adventure.
  • A story with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Film-quality voice acting narrates every step of your journey.
  • Every duel is unique--and so is every duelist's theme. Cold Iron's original soundtrack soars from cowboy ballads to pounding electronic anthems.
  • When you reach the end of your journey, a new journey begins. Uncover secrets and complete challenges to unlock a very special duel.
  • A new genre for a new medium. Zero percent wave shooter, Cold Iron is packed with thoughtful gameplay designed by players who love VR.


Launch Trailer YouTube

Wild Card Update Trailer YouTube


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Cold Iron Blog
Read more about Cold Iron at catchandrelea.se.

About Catch & Release, LLC

Representing the partnership between brothers James and Matthew, a Catch & Release game is guaranteed to feature a thought-provoking story with compelling characters, unique gameplay, and thoughtful design.

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Cold Iron Credits

Matthew Taylor
Design, Story, and Music

James Tillman
Design, Story, and Program

Dylan McKinnon
Voice of "The Gunsmith"

Mark Muñoz
In-Game Illustrations

Juan J. Lopez
Key Art

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks