Shakedown Hawaii – the much-delayed sequel to Vblank Entertainment’s grand GTA parody Retro City Rampage – is sort of right here, and will likely be making its debut on the Epic retailer later this spring. The scope of the game appears to have grown a bit since I final regarded. It now blends its pseudo-16-bit aesthetic with the 80s trappings of GTA: Vice City and the character-hopping story of GTA 5. In-between working round and inflicting the same old city chaos, there’ll be mini-games and even some property administration. Take a peek on the weirdly informercial-ish trailer under.
It seems like Shakedown Hawaii is continuous the joke-a-minute fashion of Retro City Rampage, though it’s rather less self-referential this time. While 80s cliches have been picked aside by different games, having devoted screens for refilling your printer ink and shopping for out lobbyists in-between setting hearth to complete districts with a flamethrower feels an amusingly absurd distinction. Quite whether or not it’ll have something as cheerfully daft as the primary game’s impromptu struggle towards a knockoff Dr Robotnik/Eggman or a whole Bionic Commando tribute degree is but to be seen.
Despite invoking the likes of Scarface, don’t count on a lot edge both. Apparently the ‘Teen’ age ranking consists of some joking reference to medicine, however that’s as imply because it will get. The latest word from developer Vblank is that the game is sort of completed, and the ultimate beta builds are going out to us sneaky press sorts (and fewer sneaky YouTube people) to poke round. The last few months of labor have apparently been fruitful with plenty of polish going into the game’s cutscenes and metropolis. It seems like an actual labour of affection, contemplating the unique game launched again in 2012. There’s even going to be a Vita model (RIP, you underrated gem) coming.
The game launches this spring, however there’s no laborious launch date for Shakedown Hawaii but, or a precise worth level, however it looks as if the Epic exclusivity will likely be time-limited. You can discover it here on the Epic store,.