Retro City Rampage DX, the definitive version of VBlank's love letter to both 8-bit gaming and Grand Theft Auto, is now on Switch.
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Retro City Rampage DX, the enhanced port of Brian Provinciano's throwback to arcade games of yore, is out today on iOS devices.
Humble Indie Bundle 16 has launched and it's a good one. Pay what you want to receive Retro City Rampage DX, Outlast, and Never Alone with its Foxtales DLC. You'll even receive an 80 per cent discount on Outlast's Whistleblower DLC in the Humble Store.
Retro City Rampage's spruced up remake, Retro City Rampage: DX, premiered earlier this year on 3DS and now it's due next week on PS4, PS3, Vita and Wii, developer Brian Provinciano has announced.
Nostalgia-tinged spoof Retro City Rampage is coming to the European 3DS eShop on 20th February as Retro City Rampage: DX, developer Brain Provinciano has announced. North Americans will receive this updated port tomorrow.
Brian Provinciano's nostalgia-tinged arcade throwback Retro City Rampage will be making its way to the 3DS eShop this "holiday season."
Sony has announced another huge sale of PlayStation 3 content - and now with some Vita and PSP discounts thrown into the mix.
The latest update to the PC version of Brian Provinciano's lo-fi parody adventure, Retro City Rampage, has added mod support and spruced up graphics.
Sony's indie initiative continues, this time with the launch of an indie game category on the PlayStation Store.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe director of publisher and developer relations Andrew Parsons told the PlayStation Blog that the new indie game area was designed to help indie games gain additional exposure.
"It's an opportunity to showcase the best of these great games for PS3 and PS Vita," he said, "And for this to be constantly refreshed with the latest releases and promotions. It's the first and best place to go for indie content (though of course content can still be found through the normal channels too)."
Update: Penny Arcade Adventures Episodes 3 and 4 developer Robert Boyd of Zeboyd, clarified to Eurogamer that while he is in fact interested in developing for Vita, it's unlikely that his Penny Arcade games will make the cut as the third episode has been out for awhile and the fourth will be out shortly, making it too late to port in time for launch.
"We're investigating Vita development at this time. I don't think Precipice of Darkness 3 & 4 will be coming to the Vita since 3 has already been out for a while and 4 is about to come out (far too late to start a port now without causing major delays)," Boyd explained. "But I think there's a good chance that our next game, CSH, will be PC/Vita at launch (and maybe other platforms as well)."
"We're big fans of the Vita (three of my top 10 games of 2012 were on the Vita (Persona 4 Golden, Gravity Rush, and DJ Max Technika Tune) so we'd like to try to support it if we can figure out the logistics."
8-bit Grand Theft Auto demake Retro City Rampage will finally be released on Wii next week, priced 1000 Wii Points (about £7/€10).
Retro City Rampage launches on the European PlayStation Store next Wednesday, 16th January, creator Brian Provinciano has announced.
The retro-GTA homage launches with Cross-Buy, so if you buy the PS3 version you get the Vita version for free, and vice versa. Cross-Save means you can save your progress to the cloud and continue your game on each system.
The game launched on the US PlayStation Store last year. It's currently available worldwide on PC and Xbox 360. A WiiWare version is in certification and due out this month.
Retro City Rampage launches on Xbox Live Arcade today, developer Brian Provinciano has announced.
European PlayStation owners have had to wait for Retro City Rampage, but according to its creator it'll be worth it.
RCR creator Brian Provinciano took to Twitter over the weekend to answer questions from fans. One of these was about the status of the game's release on these shores - it's been out on the US PlayStation Store for two months.
Will there be a price decrease from the standard price for the extremely delayed RCR EU release? asked Random Randomness.
Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare and European PlayStation Store versions of downloadable adventure Retro City Rampage are now complete, the game's creator has said.
No there's still no sign of Retro City Rampage on the European PlayStation Store, nor Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Downloadable 8-bit homage Retro City Rampage has missed its promised European release window.
It was due to launch in October - but Sony's just-published list of new European PlayStation store content makes no mention of it. It arrived fine in the US for PlayStation 3 and Vita on 8th October.
Assassin's Creed 3 will be available to download today for £49.99, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted will launch alongside its retail brother on Friday. It'll cost £59.99.
Do you have multiple PlayStation Network IDs so you can access the PlayStation Store in different countries?
This week's EU PlayStation Store update includes The Walking Dead: Episode Four (£3.99) and Doom 3 BFG Edition (£29.99).
At the simplest level, Retro City Rampage is, well, pretty freakin' simple. It's a gloriously wayward GTA demake in which you steal cars, pull donuts and drive over pedestrians. Oh, and you can then shoot it out with the cops across the length and breadth of a compact open-world metropolis that looks like it could fit inside a good old NES cartridge.
Go deeper, though, and you'll realise there's a rogue strand of Pokémon DNA in the pixel-art and chiptune mix. It's a Pokémon for pop culture references, in fact, and the real pleasure of VBlank's 8-bit charmer is watching thirty years of movies, TV, comic books and video games smooshed together in a manner that manages to be both intricate and strangely throwaway. Can you catch it all?
Many of the references are too good to spoil, but here's one to get you started. Early on in Retro City Rampage I went into a house on the trail of some MacGuffin or other - a typical GTA-type mission. The house belonged to Biffman, however, who's the Retro City version of Batman, and after locking the superhero out of his own gaff using a big red key, I searched the microwave, which the game informed me smelled of rodent, before I was offered a phoneline hint on how best to proceed from there.
Retro City Rampage, the downloadable love-letter to the 8-bit era, launches on PlayStation Network and PS Vita this month.
A love letter to the 8-bit era.
Keenly-anticipated indie GTA pastiche Retro City Rampage will cost $15 when it launches on PC and console download services later this year, and it's worth every penny, so says developer Brian Provinciano.
Retro City Rampage is coming to Vita and PlayStation 3, designer Brian Provinciano has announced.
GTA-inspired indie title shows its bits.
In much the same way that the music industry struggles to define indie music, so indie games is a term that's increasingly slippery in the hands. Most would agree that an indie game is one produced without the financial backing of a publisher, but as the lines of sales and distribution blur with each passing year, so the indie label becomes less trustworthy. Your game may be wearing Converse, but does it bleed My Bloody Valentine?
Everyone's going indie - it's a path that's becoming increasingly well-trodden, and with the rise of Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, striking out on your own is becoming an increasingly viable option for developers.
Canadian developer Brian Provinciano spent two months negotiating his contract with Microsoft to get Retro City Rampage on Xbox Live Arcade. It was, to say the least, a tough process - and one that he could have done without. It delayed the creation of the game, but in the end he thought f*** it, and signed on the bottom line.
Brian Provinciano loves games. No strange thing for a developer, but his is a more dedicated passion than most. Before we meet outside a Starbucks on a damp Nottingham afternoon, he's just been to the local Game, picking up copies of both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Their covers differ oh-so-slightly from those sold in his home town of Vancouver, and they're to be added to his collection, another couple of scalps for this committed completist.
It's not just GTA ephemera that Brian collects, though. He's also compiling another compendium, an assortment of memories, inspirations and cherished moments thrown together in a digital scrapbook.
"My original dream was that I wanted to see a version of Grand Theft Auto running on NES hardware," Provinciano, animated by his enthusiasm, says. "That was what excited me." An eccentric hobby, what was then known as Grand Theftendo was worked on in the downtime from Provinciano's day-job working as a programmer at Backbone Entertainment.
TT Games' Jonathan Smith will showcase Lego Pirates of the Caribbean at the next GameCityNights festival event.
Smith will discuss his experience of life at TT Games and reveal what it's like to work with blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars, Batman and Indiana Jones.
Eurogamer's Lego Pirates of the Caribbean review returned an 8/10.
Insane Grand Theft Auto-inspired WiiWare romp Retro City Rampage is heading to Xbox Live Arcade, its developer has confirmed.