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Retro City Rampage: DX

Retro City Rampage DX will be on Switch very soon – likely within the next week or two. See some off-screen footage of the new release below.

As a way of tiding fans over until the release of Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment is putting out its previous game Retro City Rampage DX on Switch. It could end up on the eShop either this week or next week.

On Switch, Vblank noted that Retro City Rampage DX will feature even more improvements:

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.

We also have this teaser for the Switch release:

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Vblank Entertainment is currently working on Shakedown Hawaii for Switch. But before that game is ready, it looks like the developer is bringing over a previous game: Retro City Rampage DX.

A listing on the European eShop lists Retro City Rampage DX for Switch. Although a release date is not officially set, the store lists the title for July 27.

Here’s an overview of Retro City Rampage DX from the listing:

Vblank Entertainment, the developers behind Retro City Rampage, Retro City Rampage DX, and the upcoming Shakedown Hawaii, want to know what fans hope for/expect for the future of the series. If you want to potentially help steer the direction of the series, take the survey here.

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Vblank Entertainment is very pleased with the performance of Retro City Rampage on 3DS. As confirmed by the game’s official Twitter account, this version of the game is now “the best-selling-at-full-price port.” That’s despite the fact that other platforms had a 15-month head start.

The full Twitter message states:


Vblank went on to express its satisfaction with the 3DS and support from Nintendo as a whole:



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The new update for Retro City Rampage DX is due out next Tuesdayin North America, Vblank Entertainment has confirmed. European 3DS owners have had access to the patch as of yesterday.

Vblank wrote on Twitter today:


If you haven’t heard about what’s new with the Retro City Rampage DX update, check out this post.

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In a message posted to Vblank Entertainment’s website, the studio shared full details about what’s included in the new Retro City Rampage DX update. The patch is coming to Europe today, and North America soon.

Retro City Rampage DX will not remain consistent at 60 frames per second. On New 3DX, the game runs natively. Speaking of the New 3DS, Retro City Rampage DX also makes use of the C stick.

Today’s news from Vblank isn’t entirely about Retro City Rampage. In the post, the company confirms that another 3DS title will be made, but additional information was not revealed.

You’ll find the full post from Vblank below.

Retro City Rampage DX’s upcoming update has a release date for Europe. Vblank Entertainment confirmed on Twitter that the patch is arriving this Thursday.

As for North America, it’ll take a bit longer. Vblank is waiting for the update to finish certification.


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Here is a post from Miiverse giving us some more details about the upcoming Retro City Rampage DX update due out next month.

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Vblank Entertainment shared another nugget about the upcoming update for Retro City Rampage: DX. The patch “significantly improves performance on the old 3DS” so that the game’s frame rate can be optimized. There’s no date yet for the update, but it may arrive before the New 3DS launches.


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