After all the money you have spent on other people this holiday season, it’s time for you to treat yourself. Starting Monday, December 24th, those that are still in the buying mood can purchase both the PS3 and Vita versions of Retro City Rampage for $9.99 on PlayStation Network. That’s right, you will get both versions for one low price! If you don’t own either, Vblank Entertainment has announced that Retro City Rampage will be available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade and Wii Shop Channel in January.
In Retro City Rampage, you take control of a henchman of a major crime syndicate known as the Jester. The game is inspired by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto games, in that the player can complete a variety of missions within an enormous city that is open to explore. There is around 50 story missions and 30 challenge levels in total. Gameplay elements shared with GTA include the vast assortment of weaponry, the miscellaneous shops, the ability to hijack vehicles, and the ability to attract police attention with violence and destruction.
As an homage to numerous 8-bit videogames, Retro City Rampage incorporates design elements from a lot of different genres. Although it is primarily played from a top-down bird’s-eye viewpoint, in specific sections, it may switch to a strictly two-dimensional perspective in the style of a 2D platformer.