Retro City Rampage was years in the making for Brian Provinciano and a small team through his studio Vblank Entertainment, but came up against bumps in the road. It eventually made its way to WiiWare, and in time Retro City Rampage DX arrived on PC, consoles and the 3DS eShop as an enhanced version of what was an excellent game...
Opposable thumbs required
Twin-stick shooters are ruddy good fun, right? It's a genre that allows you to just switch off your brain for a few minutes at a time while you blast enemies into the abyss. All you need is a couple of analogue sticks and a thirst for destruction and you're ready to go! We've already got a list for the best shmup games on...
“I love tinkering with old hardware”
Brian Provinciano from Vblank Entertainment recently appeared on Electric Playground Live to demo and talk about his upcoming multi-platform release, Shakedown Hawaii. One of the more interesting parts was when he was asked if it would be possible to run the "open-world comedy" on the Super Nintendo or Sega...
Manual! Keychain! Reversible Cover! 3D glasses!
There's already a small but notable market for 'Indie retail' releases on the Switch, with Nicalis very much at the forefront in the system's early life. Vblank Entertainment has now confirmed it's getting in on the act, with a physical 'collector's edition'; there'll also be a 'standard' version...
Slime-san! Retro City Rampage DX! Switch discounts! More!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's a busy line-up this week. The Switch eShop gets seven new downloads along with a couple of discounts, while there's also DLC and new download options up for grabs across 3DS and Wii U. Add in the usual batch of discounts and some 3DS...
Slime-san! Retro City Rampage DX! I am Setsuna discount! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week we have a lot of varied offerings on the Switch eShop, while the 3DS and Wii U also have some new options to consider. Let's get to it. Switch eShop: Slime-san (Fabraz,...
Another chance for pixelated mayhem
At the moment Vblank Entertainment is hard at work on Shakedown Hawaii for various systems including the Switch and 3DS, but has also been good on its word in bringing Retro City Rampage DX to Nintendo's latest system. Previously announced as 'coming soon', it now has a firm release date for both North America and...
A warm-up for Shakedown Hawaii
While we're keen to play Shakedown Hawaii, the next game from Vblank Entertainment, the studio has confirmed that Nintendo Switch owners will be able to pass the time with its spiritual predecessor. Retro City Rampage DX is heading to the Switch eShop, and is aiming for release within the next few weeks...
Explore the open world of Retro City Rampage DX.
Retro City Rampage reimagines the open world crime genre like it's 1989. Jump on civilians for coins — then steal their car and outrun the law! Explore the city and complete missions, or just go on a rampage with your weapons, power-ups and vehicles!
This pop culture send-up includes a full Story Mode of open world adventure, plus Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that's not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.
- 8-BIT Open-World
- Over 60 Story Missions
- Over 40 Arcade Challenges
- Over 25 Weapons & Power-Ups
- Over 50 Vehicles to Steal & Equip
- Over 200 Character Customizations
- Over 2.5 Hours of Chiptune Music
- Includes "ROM City Rampage" Prototype Version (100% 8-BIT hardware accurate, could've actually been released in '89!)
- Includes official crossovers and minigames with Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, BIT.TRIP and Epic Meal Time.