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Shakedown: Hawaii – Open World Deep Dive

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018

Shakedown: Hawaii features a 16-bit destructible open world, spanning from the city to the suburbs, the beach to the water, to farms, parks, and the jungle. Just about everything (aside from the buildings themselves) can be destroyed and will stay destroyed until you respawn.

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Shakedown: Hawaii – New Trailer, Story Mode & New Mechanics Detailed

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017

‘Shakedown: Hawaii’ was first announced right here, a year and a half ago. I had no idea what everyone’s reaction would be, knowing that after Retro City Rampage, each of you would have your own picture in mind of what the next game would look like. I hoped that whatever that was, it would line up with what Shakedown is. So with that said, I couldn’t have been happier (and relieved) with how well it was received. Having explored so many different potential art styles with so many different artists, it looked like I’d ultimately chosen the right one. The new music direction went over super well too!

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Shakedown Hawaii: Vblank’s New Open World Adventure

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015

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.

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Retro City Rampage DX: Keepin’ it Retail on PS Vita!

Posted by on Apr 02, 2015

Now, if your heart’s racing, you’re sweating — you’re frazzled because you missed the PS4 blu-ray, stay calm!

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Retro City Rampage: DX Hits PS Store Tomorrow, PS4 Retail Soon

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014

Tomorrow, the open-world nostalgia trip that is Retro City Rampage: DX hits PS4, PS3 and PS Vita digitally with 3X Cross Buy. With a 20% off PlayStation Plus launch week discount, you’ll get all three for $7.99 ($9.99 without Plus). That’s almost half of the original’s $14.99 launch price and with an added platform.

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Retro City Rampage: DX Coming to PS4, PS3, PS Vita November 11th

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014

Retro City Rampage: DX, the top-to-bottom remaster of the original game will make its PS4 debut along with the brand new PS3 and PS Vita DX versions this November 11th, complete with cross buy and cross save for all three consoles.

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Retro City Rampage Update Adds RETRO+ Mode & Prototype Version

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013

A new Retro City Rampage update has just dropped, which takes things both forward and backward! To celebrate the update, Retro City Rampage is on sale for $4.99. Not only that, but it’s Cross Buy, so this means you’re getting both the PS3 and PS Vita versions together for only $2.50 each!

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See Retro City Rampage in Action on PS Vita

Posted by on May 21, 2012

As I announced in the last blog post, Retro City Rampage is coming to PS3 and PS Vita! But today I bring more great news…

Recently in Toronto we held an amazing event called PlayStation <3 Canada to promote and support Canadian indie game developers. In attendance were us here at Vblank Entertainment, Drinkbox Studios (Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack), Queasy Games (Sound Shapes), ][ Games (Dyad) and more. It was a blast! For me, the highlight was finally giving fans a chance to see and play the PS Vita version of Retro City Rampage for the first time. I’ve been going on for a while about how amazing it looks on the PS Vita, and now you can see what it looks like for yourself.

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