Making a killing
Shakedown: Hawaii is the follow-up to Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage, and as such, it shares a lot of the same DNA. Both are pixelated, open world action games that riff on old-school Grand Theft Auto, and both took a long time to make. However, while this new adventure will be very familiar to anyone who's played RCR, it...
That's right, the follow-up to Retro City Rampage is closer than you think. Shakedown: Hawaii finally has a firm release date on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita; you'll be buying up properties and causing all sorts of mayhem on 7th May 2019. This mix of open world and management sim has you wrestling for monetary control over the...
Check out a new trailer
It feels like we've been waiting eons for Shakedown: Hawaii, the follow-up to the enjoyable crime 'em up Retro City Rampage. The wait is nearly over, however, as VBlank Entertainment reveals a brand new trailer and a whole bunch of new info on the PS4 and PS Vita title -- including a release window. This 16-bit, Grand Theft...
Shakedown: Hawaii, the long-awaited sequel to 8-bit open world game Retro City Rampage, has received a new teaser trailer ahead of PAX West 2018 this weekend. The clip shows off the release’s eye-popping new 16-bit visuals, as the protagonist commandeers speedboats and lets rip with flamethrowers in the release’s retro world...
Assuming that your local game store even has a PlayStation Vita presence these days, if it's anything like ours, we're guessing that it looks a little like a picked over Chinese buffet, packed with scraggy, over-the-hill scraps. That's partially because the handheld's retail presence has been dwindling for some time now, as more and...
Specifics under lock and key
Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano has been particularly complimentary of Sony’s strategy with the PlayStation Vita over the past few months. Writing on Twitter earlier in the year, the one-man development shop encouraged indie outfits to work on the platform, after the portable version of his Grand Theft...
Smash and grab success
Brian Provinciano’s open world love letter to the 8-bit era Retro City Rampage has popped up on almost every platform under the sun over the past six months, but it’s the PlayStation Network version that’s selling the best according to the developer – and, even more specifically, the PlayStation Vita release. "Indies...
After what feels like an eternity, one-man developer Brian Provinciano has confirmed that Retro City Rampage will hijack the European PlayStation Network next week. That’s the 16th January if you want to mark your calendars. Go on, we’ll wait. The game boasts an additional month of development on top of the North American release,...
Retro City Rampage will party like it’s 1989 in Europe very soon. One-man developer Brian Provinciano has reached out to us to confirm that the international version of the critically acclaimed 8-bit adventure is in certification with SCEE right now. The title will boast a slew of improvements over its original North American...
Party like it's 1986
It feels like forever since Retro City Rampage took the North American PlayStation Network by storm, but the throwback title is still not available in Europe. That’s because one-man developer Brian Provinciano decided to delay the international release while he worked on an update for the game based on player feedback. "As...
Watching this Retro City Rampage launch trailer is a bit like seeing your whole gaming life flash before you. The promotional video for the 8-bit open world adventure – due out on PS3 and Vita later today – is packed with so many throwback references that we actually lost count. Let us know how many you spot in the comments section...
Our agonising wait for Retro City Rampage will finally come to a conclusion next week, when the 8-bit interpretation of Grand Theft Auto hijacks a spot on the North American PlayStation Store on 9th October. For just $14.99, you’ll unlock access to both the PS3 and Vita versions of the title. A European release will take place at some...
Hip hip hooray
You’ll no longer have to make an agonising decision over which platform to purchase the upcoming Retro City Rampage for, as the game will take advantage of Sony’s “buy one get both” deal. That means, regardless of which system you snap up the 8-bit adventure for, you’ll be able to experience it on both PS3 and Vita. In...
Meating in the middle
Super Meat Boy is never coming to the PlayStation Network, but at least he’ll make a guest appearance in the upcoming Retro City Rampage. The character will cameo in a mini-game named Retro Meat Boy, a kind of old-school racer. You can catch the mini-game in action via the trailer below. Meat Boy is just one of many other...
Indie developer Vblank Entertainment is bringing Retro City Rampage to PS3 and PS Vita, designer Brian Provinciano revealed on the official PS EU Blog. The game — originally revealed for WiiWare several years ago — is now coming to PSN and Vita in May this year. We won't hold our breath: once upon a time it was set for release in...
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