Remember Retro City Rampage, the 8-bit open world adventure packed to the brim with classic video game and pop culture references? Three years after its launch, and one year on from the deluxe version’s release, Vblank Entertainment has shared details of its next project – a follow-up title called Shakedown Hawaii.


The sequel makes a glorious jump into the 16-bit era. Taking place roughly 30 years after the events of the previous game, Player is to come out of early retirement to rebuild his rapidly deteriorating corporate empire. There will be destructible environments and an arsenal of “supercharged” weapons.

Here’s the action-packed announcement trailer:

Oh, Vblank. For good measure, here’s a cool parody of Game Informer’s Max Payne 3 cover:


Shakedown Hawaii will be playable at PlayStation Experience on December 5th/6th. While there has been no confirmation of a release date, another exciting announcement has been teased for the coming weeks. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to our future coverage for more details.

  • I loved RCR, excited to see what Vblank do with this. 🙂

  • Buckybuckster

    Physical copy from the get go this time around VBlank! I’m sure Limited Run Games would love to do one. The game looks great. No doubt due to some good old fashioned 16bit era “blast” processing!

  • Lester Paredes