Kicking It Old School In Retro City Rampage

Kicking It Old School In Retro City Rampage

If you haven’t heard of this game yet, it’s time to put it on your radar.  This charming callback to a bunch of retro favorites looks slick, polished and, above all, fun.

Developed by VBlank Entertaintainment, Retro City Rampage looks like some long-forgotton NES game, that just happens to feature homages to titles like Grand Theft Auto, Mega Man, The Legend of Zelda and a ton of other titles.  Clearly inspired by River City Rampage, the title promises thousands of character customization options, and a varity of ridiculous weapons.  While the mission structure is closer to GTA than anything else, the presentaion reminds me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit on the NES, and the soundtrack sounds top notch.

Creator Brian Provinciano has been working on this title for a while, and it looks like a release is finally imminent.  No details yet, but we can expect it sometime this summer on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iOS and Android marketplace.  The trailer also shows a bit of humor, featureing locations such as a Zelda-inspired temple, the Love Long Time Retirement Home and weapons such as the Spanker, the Mariachi and the Willy Mop (whatever that is.)  Is it wrong that I can’t wait to play this game?

Check out the official trailer:

A frequent Top 10 list writer and uber SNES fan, Blake can still to this day be found playing Final Fantasy VI on occasion, even though it is probably bad for his health at this point (we’re not sure he knows there are actually other games out there). When not writing, editing or gaming, Blake enjoys bothering people with his guitar, drinking more than is safe and talking about this totally crazy weather. Blake is also very involved in the Game Informer community, has a sick Minecraft world he would love to show you.