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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:


Vblank Entertainment prepared a physical version of Retro City Rampage on the PlayStation 4 a few months ago. That was followed up with another announcement today of a physical version for the PlayStation Vita release. With the news, some fans wondering about the possibility of Nintendo versions getting the same treatment.

Sadly, there won’t be physical versions Retro City Rampage of either Wii or 3DS. Vblank’s Brian Proviciano explained why:

I looked into both Wii and 3DS when determining which platform(s) to do a physical version for as well. Unfortunately, the minimum print runs, cost per unit and other factors lead to me not doing them. They would’ve been super cool, but it all comes down to projected cost and estimated risk. For example, I put in the work to get approval for releasing it unrated so it could have a lower retail price. Cartridges (whether it’s 3DS or PS Vita) also cost much more than discs to produce, so that meant PS Vita still wound up being $5 more than the PS4 blu-ray version — but I take the steps I can to keep costs low.

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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.


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.


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.


Vblank Entertainment has further teased what the upcoming Retro City Rampage: DX update will offer for New 3DS owners. Thus far, it’s been confirmed that dual stick shooting will become possible with the c-stick. It sounds like a few other things are planned as well, but we’ve yet to hear any additional specifics.


Vblank Entertainment added a new post to its site today that examines the sales of Retro City Rampage.

While Wii makes up a tiny fraction of the game’s sales, the 3DS version appears to have done quite well. Vblank says this edition “has the healthiest tail of all platforms.” Retro City Rampage continues to move units on 3DS despite never having received a price drop.

Here are Vblank’s full comments about the title’s sales on 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS has the healthiest tail of all platforms. Released nearly 10 months ago, it has never been discounted and still boasts a strong weekly tail. It was a great fit for the platform and market and received great promotion from Nintendo at launch. RCR released on 3DS 15 months later, but had it been released simultaneously with the others it’s possible that it could be the best selling out of all eight platforms. Again, this would vary widely on the type of game, but RCR was a perfect match for 3DS.


Retro City Rampage DX is out of the question for Wii U. However, that doesn’t mean Vblank Entertainment isn’t interested in Nintendo’s console.

Vblank confirmed on Twitter that the company has had a dev kit since 2012. Additionally, the developer “will definitely consider bringing future games to the platform”.

Vblank wrote on Twitter a few moments ago:


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