Vblank Entertainment is planning to release Shakedown Hawaii, a sequel to Retro City Rampage, a bizarre time-traveling, open-world, city-destroying 8-bit video game. Shakedown Hawaii looks to preserve many of the most satisfying elements from its prequel, including Grand Theft Auto-esque car stealing and police-evading. And like its predecessor, it all takes place in a delightfully retro environment. This time, though, we get to play in glorious 16-bit.

Shakedown Hawaii picks up 30 years after the events of Retro City Rampage. The Player, protagonist of the first game, is coming out of an early retirement “to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.” While we don’t have too much information about the game just yet, the game will be premiering at the PlayStation Experience in just a couple weeks, so we’ll be getting more information then. We do know that it will have missions, car-thievery, and a full story mode.

Shakedown Hawaii is coming out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. No release date yet.

Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.