Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Shakedown: Hawaii release date confirmed

Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment’s ambitious sequel to Retro City Rampage, will be released next month.

Published

on

Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment’s ambitious sequel to Retro City Rampage, will be released next month on PC and console.

Vblank Entertainment has confirmed that Shakedown: Hawaii will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC on May 7, 2019.

The PS Vita edition will also get a limited physical run of 4,800 units, and will be available to pre-order from 10am PT on May 3, 2019. A Nintendo 3DS version is also still planned for release at a later date.

Advertisement

Shakedown: Hawaii is the first new game from developer Brian Provinciano in seven years. Its predecessor, Retro City Rampage, was first released in 2012, before coming to almost every conceivable video game platform, including the PSP, and, in a stripped down form, MS-DOS. The game was a wonderful love letter to pop culture, the Grand Theft Auto series, and 8-bit gaming.

Vblank began development on Shakedown: Hawaii in 2015. The follow-up builds upon the first game with improved visuals that evoke the 16-bit era, a vast open world to explore, and gameplay that combines fast-paced action with an empire building simulation.

The extended gameplay trailer gives a taste of what’s in store.


More gaming from Thumbsticks

Enjoyed this article?

We hope you found it useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tight spot, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News6 hours ago

New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News10 hours ago

New Xbox Series X|S releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus headlines next week's lineup of new Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S releases.

New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5 New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5
News1 day ago

New PlayStation Store releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Next week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases sees some old favourites get a new lease of life.

News2 days ago

You can now design custom Xbox Series X|S controllers

Let your imagination run wild – the Xbox Design Lab has re-opened, and you can now design custom Xbox Series...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle
News2 days ago

Nintendo’s Doug Bowser clarifies the future of Animal Crossing after E3 absence

Fans hoping for an update on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at E3 came away disappointed. Worry not, says Doug Bowser.

Bethesda Starfield Bethesda Starfield
News3 days ago

Bethesda’s Pete Hines ‘sorry’ for frustration that Starfield won’t come to PlayStation 5

In an interview, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines, spoke to PlayStation fans, apologising for the frustration that...

Metro Exodus Metro Exodus
News3 days ago

Metro Exodus Xbox Series X|S and PS5 upgrade detailed

With Metro Exodus about to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, developer 4A Games has outlined some of...

Coming exclusively to Xbox E3 2021 Coming exclusively to Xbox E3 2021
Features3 days ago

Something was conspicuously absent from the Xbox E3 2021 conference

Master Chief? Present. Forza? Here. Sea of Thieves? Yarr! Bethesda exclusives? You bet. So why did it feel like something...

Advertisement