Retro City Rampage goes 16 bit in the new Shakedown Hawaii

VBlank Entertainment is taking their highly popular Retro City Rampage game into the 16-bit era with Shakedown Hawaii. The game will take place 30 years after the events of Retro City Rampage, and will bring The Player “out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire,” according developer Brian Provinciano in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Aside from the graphical make-over, Shakedown Hawaii will also feature destructible environments along with “an arsenal of supercharged weapons.” It will also continue Retro City’s homage to various other games and movies, which is evident in the game’s title (a play on Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami) and a cool poster of The Player in the styling of July 2009’s GameInformer cover of Max Payne 3.


Provinciano has stated via Facebook and Twitter that the game is currently looking at a PS4, PSVita and PC release, however an Xbox One and 3DS release may be possible in the future.

While the release date is still “up-in-the-air”, the game will be playable at the Playstation Experience which takes place on Dec. 5-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.