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Shakedown Hawaii: Vblank’s New Open World Adventure

Brian Provinciano's Avatar Posted by Developer, VBLANK ENTERTAINMENT

It’s been three years since Retro City Rampage was released, but a new game from Vblank Entertainment is finally on its way for PS4 and PS Vita! Check out the trailer for a sneak peek:

Shakedown Hawaii brings the Vblank open world universe into the 16-bit era, powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of supercharged weapons. Taking place some thirty years after the events of Retro City Rampage, the game follows The Player as he comes out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.

Shakedown Hawaii on PS4 & PS VitaShakedown Hawaii on PS4 & PS Vita

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What a tease! I know that’s not much to go on, but much more will be revealed next-next weekend, as Shakedown Hawaii makes its first playable debut at PlayStation Experience December 5-6th.

That’s all for now! Drop your questions in the comments below!

Shakedown Hawaii on PS4 & PS Vita

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Knetic said:

November 24th, 11:05 am

Love the reference to the Max Payne 3 Game Informer cover. Very clever.

iriihutoR84 said:

November 24th, 11:06 am

Awesome news! Bought both the digital and physical version of RCR and I can’t wait for this one! I’d love a retail print again because I hope this will be another one worthy of the space on the shelf.

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    Brian Provinciano said:

    November 24th, 11:09 am

    Thanks so much for being such a dedicated fan :)

Gorvi said:

November 24th, 11:07 am

Love it! Though that name is oddly similar to Hotline Miami….. ;)

canedaddy said:

November 24th, 11:09 am

AWESOME!! RCR is one of my favorites… cannot wait to play this!

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

November 24th, 11:24 am

Awesome, can’t wait for this!!

big_bob002 said:

November 24th, 11:30 am

This looks great. Can you steal cars? Are there story and side missions?

Seems like your take on GTA. Which is great since Rockstar has not taken interest in the Vita.

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    Brian Provinciano said:

    November 24th, 11:49 am

    Yes, it’s a full open world game with missions, stealing cars, etc. — Check out the previous title, Retro City Rampage DX :) This one takes things up a few notches from that though ;)

SarshelYam said:

November 24th, 11:41 am

I’ll buy all the things. Digital, physical, hyper-physical, and virtually-physical-digital. #ShakedownHawaii fever!

nunley33 said:

November 24th, 11:49 am

Love the Max Payne 3 homage. The story reminded me of Batman too coming out of retirement much older and grizzled.This looks awesome, i’m getting this.

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    Brian Provinciano said:

    November 24th, 11:57 am

    I’m indeed a huge fan of Dark Knight Returns. Older and slower, but fists of bricks!


November 24th, 12:21 pm

Cant wait to play it. Any idea on a release date?

CrimsonNemo said:

November 24th, 12:23 pm

Oh boy this game is gonna be good, I loved pretty much everything about Retro City Rampage/DX so I’m super excited for this game. If only I could play it now… hmmm perhaps time travel or game genie cheats can help.

FlashDrivePrime said:

November 24th, 12:31 pm

I didn’t really care for the first game, but there was certainly a lot of potential there, so I have high hopes for the sequel. I’ll probably give this one a try!

Shadowbhiemes said:

November 24th, 12:37 pm

Will the sequel be 32-bit, then?

mthodmn101 said:

November 24th, 12:43 pm

Will there be physical copies?

ReptileHand said:

November 24th, 12:50 pm

Hi again! I’m some guy from Twitter. RCR was amazing. This looks so much better than a re-release and I can’t wait to try it on !

If there IS a physical copy, can I request that your fake cover be put on the reverse side :)? pretty please for my lazy print-machine-less bones?

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Shimrra74 said:

November 24th, 1:30 pm

Day 1 purchase for me, this looks amazing and its coming out on VITA!! I love it.

I just hope we see a physical PS Vita release.

opikal said:

November 24th, 1:40 pm

Nice. Can’t wait to pick it up. I always liked your work! Thanks for supporting the vita!

LeiFangFan85 said:

November 24th, 1:58 pm

Really loved Retro City Rampage. I can’t wait to play this sequel when it’s released!:D

Devil240Z said:

November 24th, 2:03 pm

I liked RCR alot and I applaud anyone who supports the VITA! Cant wait to check this out.

Watchmann said:

November 24th, 2:04 pm

How much will the updates be for the PS4 & Vita versions?

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    Brian Provinciano said:

    November 24th, 2:11 pm

    This is a whole new game, not an update.

KnifingGrimace said:

November 24th, 2:09 pm

I’ll be picking this up. I really enjoyed RCR a lot, and I love 16-bit artstyles. You’ve been pretty busy.


November 24th, 2:09 pm

this game looks amazing!

i cannot wait!, does it have conversation between characters and getting missions gta style?

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    Brian Provinciano said:

    November 24th, 2:11 pm

    Yup, it’s got missions and a full story mode :)

PrimeroIncognito said:

November 24th, 2:27 pm



November 24th, 3:46 pm

Can’t go wrong with more RCR! Looking forward to a physical copy and the inevitable 32-bit follow-up.

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Henagata said:

November 24th, 4:01 pm

dUDe check out those graphics!
Game looks amazing. time for retro vice city.

AgentX said:

November 24th, 5:36 pm

I really enjoyed RCR. Great to hear that you’ve got more gaming goodness coming our way. Good luck!

cowmamba said:

November 24th, 8:10 pm

Looks amazing! Business in the front, bodies in the back <3 I love RCR, I bought it multiple times so that's saying something hahaha!!! Can't wait to play Shakedown Hawaii!

Gamer_USA- said:

November 24th, 8:43 pm

Any chance our Xbox brothers will be able to enjoy this as well?

Also, I purchased RCR and RCR DX. This is day one for me!

SAPTIS said:

November 25th, 12:47 am

Wow this game looks amazing, i hope it will come in a box as a retail disc/cartridge version !

I’ve completed Retro City Rampage achieving 100% and i can’t wait to play Brian’s next game.

DebraHMcNeil said:

November 25th, 3:22 am

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do…

brutal-earthworm said:

November 25th, 5:37 am

Oh my god! I LOVED Retro City Rampage, it’s one of my favorite games! I’m so excited, I can’t wait!

JFDoom said:

November 25th, 8:44 am

Platinum Trophy?

Welmosca said:

November 25th, 10:21 am

Played a bit of Retro City once and it was surprisingly fun,this one looks way better though.Nice job VBlank…looking forward to try it out and this one is Vita all day so thanks for bringing the game to it or else I would never experience it.

Kishnabe said:

November 25th, 12:12 pm

Hoping this one has a Platinum…..
RCR and DX could easily had more trophies.

srmoska said:

November 25th, 8:43 pm

why not for ps3? well I played more Retrocity Rampage on the vita anyways

    Razlo said:

    November 26th, 6:55 am

    I bought the physical version of the 1st game on PS4. Any chance for a physical version on this one?

SonicTheNanobot2 said:

November 27th, 2:36 am

Are you planing to base the sounds off of the SNES or Genisis this time? I know he first game was based on the NES, and seeing the upgrade makes me curious how the soundtrack will play out.. Hoping next time we get to see player in low poly PS1 glory ;).

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