January 26, 2016

New Blip: Shakedown Hawaii

So, Brian Provinciano, the main dude behind Vblank Entertainment has basically spent the last 10+ years of his life working on Retro City Rampage and its progenitor, Grand Theftendo. But now he's back with something new: Shakedown Hawaii. It's another open world top-down action game, but this time themed after the 16-bit generation instead of the NES era, and features a substantially larger world map.

The game takes place 30 years after the events of the original game and is set in Hawaii (as you may have guessed from the title), thus offering a more colorful tropical locale. The game once again stars "The Player" from the original game as he comes out of retirement to rebuild his empire by attending meetings, coming up with crazy ideas to defeat the competition, and of course, shooting the hell out of everything. Maximum destruction is in store with machine guns, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, and an array of driveable vehicles for running down pedestrians and fleeing the Five-O (see what we did there?).

The game is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, PS4 and Vita via PSN, and unannounced Nintendo platforms, but it does not yet have an official release date.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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