Shakedown Hawaii Coming This Year To Switch And 3DS
Developer Vblank Entertainment's sequel to Retro City Rampage comes with a glorious 16-bit facade.
Nintendo had a decent showing at their recent Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, a streaming event lovingly referred to as the Nindies. Among their showing was a title called Shakedown Hawaii, and it might have looked familiar to fans of the retro-throwback title Retro City Rampage that was released on the 3DS back in February of 2014. There's good reason for that: Shakedown Hawaii is developer Vblank Entertainment's sequel to Retro City Rampage, and they're aiming for both a Switch and Nintendo 3DS release for the title.
Retro City Rampage was a surprisingly ambitious title, and Shakedown Hawaii seems to be following that trend. While the original entry to the series followed an 8-bit visual style, Shakedown Hawaii is set to present itself in a 16-bit style. From what can be seen, everything else looks to follow in Retro City Rampage's footsteps: the game plays much like the top-down Grand Theft Auto titles, complete with car jacking and egregious gunplay. Brian Provinciano, head of Vblank Studios, is also adamant that the game should run at a silky-smooth 60 frames per second, even (and particularly) on the Nintendo 3DS.
There's no specific date given as to when players can expect to get their hands on Shakedown Hawaii, but Vblank has said that the title will release "this year for sure." For now, players can relish in the action to come by watching the game's Nintendo Switch trailer, seen above.