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Shakedown: Hawaii’s first update detailed

Posted on May 17, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Vblank Entertainment has outlined a new update coming soon to Shakedown: Hawaii. The game is getting new content, new features, and more.

Here’s the full rundown from Vblank:

More Shakedown Scenarios
Car Repossession
Weapon Pawning
Shop Icons added to the map
Expands some building interiors
Character upgrades can now be unequipped
Faster property and multipliers purchasing
Salary can now be increased quicker
Police chases improved
Horns/sirens added to vehicles
Misc. bug fixes

The PS Vita and Nintendo Switch updates have also been submitted to certification, but those take a little bit longer. Keep an eye on Twitter or subscribe to email alerts for notifications.

Now that this first update’s wrapped, I’ll get back to finishing the Nintendo 3DS version!


The game is designed to be a smooth ride. By the time you complete the main story missions, you’ll have the resources to easily acquire the entire island. However, if you attempt to take over the island too early, it will be more of an uphill battle.

You can earn extra cash and territory by completing shakedowns, but the big payouts occur on main story missions. This wasn’t conveyed clearly enough initially, and some players focused entirely on the shakedowns, ignoring the main missions, and thus, struggled to earn the capital they needed for island domination. This update adds more dialogue and guidance to better steer players towards the end goal.

More variety has also been added to the shakedowns with additional protection scenarios.


By popular request! It appears that many of you want to max out the entire island, so your wish is my command.

Note: The game is designed such that multipliers don’t need to be added to every business. With a few strategic placements, you can achieve 100% without any tedium. However, those of you who want to load everything up can now do so in a streamlined way.

Purchase confirmations can now be turned off, enabling one-click property and multiplier purchasing. A new “Buy All Multipliers” button has been added, and your salary can also be increased much quicker.


Garages have been added to Subprime Auto locations. Subprime-leased vehicles can now be jacked from the roads and returned to Subprime Auto locations under your ownership. Each repossessed vehicle delivered will increase your daily revenue.


Weapons can now be sold to pawn shops to earn extra cash and free up your inventory.


Character upgrades (double jump, speed boost, etc.) can now be unequipped at any time by visiting the veterinary clinic.


By popular demand, shop location icons have been added to the map! They can be turned on/off via the Map Icons menu, and For Sale and Shakedown locations can also now be turned off to declutter things.


It’s now easier to keep your threat level and duke it out to the maximum heat. It’s also now easier to obtain the “Get Inconspicuous” trophy.


Car horns and sirens have been added to vehicles. Select them via the weapon menu (they’re the first slot) and activate them with the shoot button.


If you’ve reported a bug, it’s probably fixed 🙂 All of your emails, tweets and messages have been received and most reported bugs are covered by this update. If you encounter any more, please keep the messages coming!

Source: Vblank Entertainment PR

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