Posts Tagged ‘Shakedown Hawaii’

Shakedown Hawaii shows off megacorp murderthon

Shakedown Hawaii

Confession: when Alice mentioned Shakedown Hawaii [official site] to me I assumed it was a fancy pineapple smoothie. It is not. It’s a spiritual successor type deal and what it’s succeeding is the 8-bit-esque Retro City Rampage. The bits have doubled to 16 and there’s now a full reveal trailer offering up the following: “its theme, story, protagonist, and… business acquisition metagame!”

There’s also a lot of riffing on amoral corporate shenanigans with mention of spurious superfoods so I guess pineapple smoothies could MAYBE still be involved at some point? Anyway, let’s have a look: Read the rest of this entry »

Less Retro, Same City Rampage: Shakedown Hawaii

After romping through ’80s and early ’90s pop culture in the 8-bit-styled Retro City Rampage, developers Vblank Entertainment are skipping forward a few years. They’ve announced Shakedown Hawaii [official site], a follow-up open-world murder simulator which skips towards a 16-bit art style and, I’d imagine, later into ’90s pop culture. Presumably the Back to the Future references are now Back to the Future Part III references, and everyone’s going on about whether they’re a Rachel or a Monica (someone once called me a Phoebe and I was APPALLED). Look, here’s the first trailer:

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