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Retro City Rampage to Cause Havoc on WiiWare This Fall

Posted by Trevor Chan

If you don't mind the time, go ahead and do the crime

Gamers have already had a taste of a Grand Theft Auto-style adventure game on DSiWare in the form of Car Jack Streets, and now it's time for its bigger brother to get a piece of the criminal pie as Vblank Entertainment has the release of its upcoming Retro City Rampage on WiiWare in sight.

Set in an open world, Retro City Rampage is billed as an "action parody" that started out as an 8-bit delinquent called Retro Theftendo which was submitted to the Independent Games Festival in 2009. Wth jobs that need taking and money that needs making, the game will need something that sets it apart from the already more-established titles that are available if it's going to make any sort of impact when it launches. Hopefully, this new incarnation will retain the subtle humour that's evident from artwork from the original game.

Featuring over 30 different types of vehicles, players will have the opportunity to help themselves to whatever car they want as they experience an onslaught of non-stop action. It's not just on the roads that you'll be a menace on as innocent pedestrians will be subject to your unprovoked muggings should you want some extra change. American gamers will be able to take on the role as public enemy #1 later this Fall.

More information on Retro City Rampage can be found on the game's website and in the next issue of Nintendo Power. Just don't let the 5-0 know that you know.

[via retrocityrampage.com]

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User Comments (23)

Oregano

#5

Oregano said:

Looks cool, and it reminds me I still need to pick up Car Jack Streets!

Kelvin

#7

Kelvin said:

I can't think of an 8-bit system which could produce graphics like that. PC Engine maybe, but that doesn't really count. 16-bit if anything, please.

EdEN

#8

EdEN said:

That will be interesting. An 8 Bit take on what GTA used to do on PSX.

accc

#11

accc said:

Awesome! The top-down 2D style GTA games were way better than the 3D ones.

sykotek

#15

sykotek said:

Man..., please don't have a time-travelling DeLorean in the game, it would become a must buy in that case and I don't even know enough about the game to know if it'd be good or not. Stupid nostalgia.

Carolyn

#22

Carolyn said:

A trailer is now up on the official site and on Youtube. Looking pretty great. Clear nods to Bionic Commando as well as to the underwater level from TMNT, along with plenty of other outrageous goodness.

Big_A2

#23

Big_A2 said:

I just saw the trailer. Holy crap. Best WiiWare game since World of Goo? I think we may have a winner soon.

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