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Shakedown Hawaii got a lot of attention at the Switch Nindies event last week, but what perhaps some people don’t know is that there is a 3DS version of the game as well which has been in the works for a while. The 3DS version wasn’t scrapped in favor of the Switch version – it’s still being worked on by developer Vblank Entertainment. NintendoLife have reached out to them and got an update on the 3DS version.

First of all, the 3DS version is still slated to be released this year. While a bit more vague than the Switch version’s “Q2 2017”, it’s still reassuring. Unlike some recent indie games which have been exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, Shakedown Hawaii will work on all 3DS models – and the developers say they are working hard to ensure a steady 60 FPS even on older models. New Nintendo 3DS owners still get some additional benefits though as the C-Stick will be fully compatible with Shakedown Hawaii.

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Shakedown Hawaii is launching soon, as it’s due out in April. Now only that – it’s also going to be on Switch first. The news was just shared during the Nindies Showcase presentation.


Vblank Entertainment created a new trailer for Shakedown: Hawaii, a follow-up to the indie game Retro City Rampage scheduled for 2017. Watch it below.

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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We have a new trailer for Shakedown Hawaii that specifically shows the game on 3DS. Check it out below.

Polygon has published a new video containing 10 minutes of direct-feed footage from Shakedown Hawaii. Watch it below.

Last week, Vblank Entertainment’s new game Shakedown Hawaii was on display at PSX. View some off-screen footage from the playable demo below.

Earlier this week, Retro City Rampage developer Vblank Entertainment announced Shakedown Hawii. The project is already confirmed for 3DS, but that might not be the only Nintendo platform it’ll be on. Creator Brian Proviciano is leaving the door open to the possibility of an NX version.

According to Proviciano:

“I’m currently targeting 3DS, but other Nintendo platforms are possible. I’m leaving the final decision until closer to launch since I’m not sure when the NX will come out. As the game is closer to completion and more is known about the NX, I’ll be able to better make the decision.”

This is really going to come down to when Shakedown Hawii is finished, and when NX will be launching. I guess we’ll see what happens over time!

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Update: Wii U should still be on the table, but 3DS is essentially confirmed. It’s hidden in the copyright bits towards the end of the game’s trailer.


Vblank Entertainment has finally announced its next game: “Shakedown Hawaii”. The project is a follow up to Retro City Rampage, but now features 16-bit visuals.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Shakedown Hawaii brings the Vblank open world universe into the 16-bit era, powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of supercharged weapons. Taking place some thirty years after the events of Retro City Rampage, the game follows The Player as he comes out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.”

Shakedown Hawaii is said to be heading to Nintendo platforms. Presumably, that should mean we’ll be seeing it on either Wii U and/or 3DS.

A trailer for Shakedown Hawaii is posted below. More information will be shared at the PlayStation Experience next weekend.

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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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