Retro City Rampage Trailer is Full of Old-School Cool
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Spot the references
Retro City Rampage arrives on PC and PS Vita today, which may draw some envious glances from Wii owners that were promised this title so long ago. The good news is that developer VBlank has already confirmed that the title is rampaging onto WiiWare later this year, so the wait is hopefully not going to be too long.
On the plus side, its arrival on other platforms has prompted the developer to release a new trailer, and with its distinct visual style we can't imagine this footage being far off what eventually hits Wii and, we assume, WiiWare on Wii U's online store. What it delivers is just over 90 seconds of retro bits and enough brightly coloured pixels to potentially cause a minor headache. As well as the expected GTA Retro approach, this trailer shows the sheer volume of pop-culture references from the late '80s to early '90s, along with a host of sequences inspired by well known games from the era and some remixes of recent favourites.
You can check out the trailer below. How many of the retro references do you understand, and is this one on your list of download games to look forward to?