Shakedown Hawaii is Brian Provinciano’s 16-bit-themed follow-up to Retro City Rampage for PS4 and Vita. Besides getting announced today, anyone attending the PlayStation Experience next month will get a chance to play it. You can watch the brief teaser trailer here, too.
Though the recent Retro City Rampage is a parody of older games, it is not, in fact, an 8-Bit game. Well, not until Vblank Entertainment decided they wanted to make it into a real 8-bit game.
Kotaku video editor Chris Person and I are really into Retro City Rampage, which is a parody of just about... every game we played as kids.
Retro City Rampage will be out tomorrow for PlayStation Vita, PS3, Steam and GoG. We already told you that. But what we can't possibly do on our own is identify every gaming in-joke packed into this amazing launch trailer.
Alright, it may be a Sunday, but it's still April Fools' Day, a very special day in video gaming, and many of its companies, studios and merchants are pulling hoaxes and stunts, and making gag announcements. So let's round up as many as we can here!
I've had my eye on Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage for a good while now—it's hard not to be interested in a game that merges elements of the original Grand Theft Auto with all manner of other retro games, wrapped up in a vintage style and what sounds like a kickass soundtrack.
Retro City Rampage, the top-down Grand Theft Auto-looking game that pays homage to old-school video games when it's not having some fun at their expense, is nearly done. At last.
Retro City Rampage is an homage to old games, old games like the first Grand Theft Auto and even older games such as... well... can you spot the references?
Retro City Rampage, an ode to both the games and culture of yesteryear, was one of the few WiiWare games we'd been looking forward to as 2011 draws nearer. It's also now probably one of the last.
Grand Theft Auto. Zelda. Mario. Metal Gear??? Which old games don't you see references to in this "soundtrack mixtape" trailer for Retro City Rampage?
If the impressions and video we ran of Retro City Rampage yesterday didn't send the message that the upcoming downloadable console game is a love letter to gaming past, then perhaps these official promotional boxes will?
As with Slam Bolt Scrappers, Retro City Rampage was one of the games I saw at Penny Arcade Expo last week during my "lightning round." In PAX's final hour, I raced to get to more games. Hark! An exclusive!
If Grand Theft Auto had been released in 1988, it would have looked a lot like, well, this.