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The Paperboy is now a 'Smut Peddler' in Retro City Rampage, Coming Soon for People With Memories

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.

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RCR's lead creator, Brian Provinciano, showed me a new bit of the game this past weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo. He highlighted the in-game skateboard while zipping through a PG-rated "smut peddler" riff on the classic game Paperboy.

We've been anticipating this game for a while, first covering it as an upcoming WiiWare game that was slated for a late 2010 launch. We saw its homage to the NES Zapper a year go. We showed you a full 10 minutes of the game.

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Finally, it's coming soon for real. Provinciano says it will be out at the end of the year or early next as a downloadable game on the Xbox 360.

He also says you can redeem these codes for RCR avatar gear:

(male shirt) R2HVD-T339J-6YJ3F-HTDMP-V7XDZ
(female shirt) 9P27C-676GW-FQDG7-G7QY6-W34CZ

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And what of the WiiWare version? It wil be out a few months after that, which I think makes it the Wii game that is furthest out in the release timeline of that system's announced games. Take that, Zelda.


You can contact Stephen Totilo, the author of this post, at stephentotilo@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

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Dang it, and I was so hoping for a free avatar shirt... Curse you one-time-use codes! CURSE YOU!!!