We haven't the heart to tell Vblank that Sony has stopped manufacturing Walkmans

If these soundtrack samples and new video for Retro City Rampage are anything to go by, it would seem that Vblank is barring no holds for what certainly is one of the most ambitious games yet for WiiWare.

Vblank snuck us over a new ten-song soundtrack "mixtape" to show off just how retro that city is going to sound (spoiler: pretty retro) played over ten minutes of new footage. The pedigree of the musicians wrangled up for the open-world action parody certainly has our interest piqued, too:

  • virt (Jake Kaufman) – Renowned chiptune artist, his work includes Contra 4, Red Faction II, Shantae, Batman: The Brave & the Bold, among DOZENS of other titles.
  • Freaky DNA (Leonard Paul) – Has been working on video games since the Sega Genesis and SNES including NBA '95. Most recently Len completed work on the brand new NBA Jam.
  • Norrin Radd (Matt Creamer) – Brought deathmetal to the NES with his album Anomaly.

Hit up the game's official site for the full mixtape tracklist and more information about the artists. And, you know, the game too.

If you dig the tunes then you can snag both the main theme composed by virt as well as the entire mix. All without having to worry about lining up two cassettes and jamming Record at the same time, too. Just Right Click and Save As these screwball MP3s. Totally bad.

virt - Retro City Rampage Theme

Retro City Rampage Soundtrack Mixtape

Got 'em? Good. Now, about that video:

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