Shakedown Hawaii Launches First on Nintendo Switch April 2017

VBlank Entertainment has announced a Nintendo Switch version for Shakedown Hawaii, their follow-up to the throwback sociopath simulator Retro City Rampage.

The game will launch first on the Nintendo Switch sometime in April of this year, followed by versions on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, 3DS, and PC via Steam. Featured above, you can view a new trailer showcasing the Switch version of the sequel.

The game is a new open world adventure 30 years after the events of the original. Players will see the protagonist comes out of early retirement, in the hopes of rebuilding his crumbling empire.

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  • acidthorn

    So is this all the Switch has to offer? Getting a bunch of multiplats first? :V

  • NukeA6

    I wonder if it’s gonna be as low-spec as Retro City.

  • stobgopper

    Retro City Rampage was so smooth and fun and the developer is a programming genius. I was so awed by this game that I could even get past the annoying references and Phil Fish.
    I am most certainly getting this one.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    What about those exclusives?

  • Magnifico Ginormous

    Timed exclusives for 2D indie games that can run on toasters will have all the PS4s, Xbones and PCs dying in the streets this console war is finished, its over!

  • Heresy Hammer

    I liked the first one, glad its getting a sequel.

  • Fenrir007

    This game is looking pretty damn good. I don’t even care about the timed exclusive – hopefully the dev got a nice deal out of it.

  • catazxy

    The game looks really good. I’ll wait for it.

  • Nagato

    It’s like the PS4 all over again!

  • SiliconNooB

    It’s probably more a result of small studios only being able to work on a couple of versions at a time. I’m pretty sure Retro City Rampage had a similarly staggered release.

  • SiliconNooB

    Just look at the videos. RCR was 8bit, wile this looks >16bit.

  • NukeA6

    Yeah but Double Dragon 4 had modern comp specs even though it was just some HD 8-bit. Not that I need Shakedown Hawaii to be so low but I thought it was neat that RCR could be played on an old computer.