Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment’s open-world 8-bit crime game, will launch for its initially announced platforms – Xbox LIVE Arcade and Wii Ware – as well as three new platforms – PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, and PC (Steam) – in May, the developer has announced.
Game creator Brian Provinciano, aside from artist Maxime Repanier and a few music guys, is handling pretty much everything on his own, he told Joystiq. “I’m self publishing on PlayStation,” he added. “Sony’s fantastic that they allow you to do that.”
So what’s Retro City Rampage all about?
“It’s an over-the-top open-world crime game that combines everything you loved in classic games and mashes them up into a “toon town” of nostalgia and parody,” said Provinciano on the PlayStation Blog. “Steal cars, and then jump on pedestrians for big shiny coins. Collect power-ups and outrun the law while rampaging the city, shooting a light gun or swinging your bionic arm.
“It really is a massive game with something for everyone. It boasts a full story mode with over 50 missions, taking place in extensive city with stores, buildings and activities to interact with. For those of you who just want to jump right into the action and rampage the town, there’s also an Arcade Mode. It’s packed with over 30 fast-paced, score-based challenges where you’ll use the 25+ weapons and power-ups available to rack up points. You’ll be able to share replays as you try to dethrone your friends!”
New screenshots and artwork of Retro City Rampage can be seen at the gallery. Watch a new trailer below.