It seems like forever and an age since Retro City Rampage was announced for the Wii Shop Channel - the title has had a delay or two since then. We reported earlier this month that an updated version of the 8-bit action-adventure game would be heading to Europe and North America 'soon', but no specific date was given. Vblank Entertainment has now announced that the game will make its way to the Wii Shop Channel in January 2013.
Retro City Rampage is an open world "action parody" adventure game; the concept coming to life in 2002 with developer Brian Provinciano setting out to remake one of his favourite titles, Grand Theft Auto III. It's greatly influenced by the Playstation 2 classic, but is said to mash old and new ideas together to create a new 8-bit experience.
Check out the official trailer below to tide you over between now and its release in the New Year.