The team at VBlank Entertainment has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on its 16-bit style open-world action/adventure Shakedown Hawaii, which is set to debut across a number of platforms later this year. But that’s not stopping the team from celebrating its original game, Retro City Rampage, for yet another system – and this time, it’s the Nintendo Switch!
Rampage, which has been released for pretty much every console under the sun (there was even a 486 version at one point), will make its debut on the Nintendo Switch “very soon,” according to the company’s most recent blog post. And it’ll likely be priced the same as the other versions as well.
“Retro City Rampage DX is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop! This marks the award winning send-up's 14th(?!) platform to officially launch (I think?!),” the team noted.
“Like each port before it, it contains little tweaks that polish the game even further (I just can't help myself!). From little things like the slightly more stylish score display, to improved enemy stomp and swimming controls, to improved lock-on targeting, and mission difficulty tweaks. If you couldn't beat Death Cam VHS before, you'll have a leg up on Switch!
“As for Shakedown's release, don't worry! This surprise port hasn't lead to any sort of delays with that. If anything, this'll ensure that once ready, Shakedown gets through Nintendo Switch certification quickly, since our road's been paved by RCR:DX.
“The release date for RCR:DX on Switch is still being locked down. We're aiming for next week, but if it doesn't quite make that, hopefully it'll land the week after.”
The team also released a debut trailer for the Nintendo Switch version, which you can see above. Although there are no tweaks that will be different from other versions of the game, it’s retaining all of its 8-bit glory – and that’s exactly what players want from an experience such as this.
We’ll keep you informed when Retro City Rampage: DX hits the Nintendo Switch, as well as any other information pertaining to Shakedown Hawaii in terms of when it gets a release date. Bring on the chaos!