It's hard to believe that Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage is around 3 years old at this point. The retro 8-bit style, crime action game-inspired title did quite well across all the platforms it was released and re-released on, so it's not a surprise that a sequel is finally emerging from the shadows.
Brian Provinciano, the game's creator/programmer/designer, has officially revealed the sequel: Shakedown Hawaii for the PS4 and PS Vita (via the PlayStation Blog). The setting is obviously a bit more tropical as you would infer from the title, and the visuals and audio have graduated to a retro 16-bit style with "destructible environments", new weapons and more.
Catch a glimpse of the colorful visuals and open-world gameplay in the first trailer and screens below, and stay tuned for more info which is set to be released during the big PlayStation Experience event later next week.
Shakedown Hawaii – Announcement Trailer | PS4, PS Vita:
Shakedown Hawaii screens:
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.