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Retro City Rampage’s Coming to PS3 and Vita, Too

If you own a video game machine, this game is coming to it.

How can you not want to play this game? You're not human, that's what.

It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for Retro City Rampage, a ridiculous looking hodgepodge of throwbacks to classic video games all taking place in a Grand Theft Auto-style open world.

The end appears to be in sight, however, and that end includes two new platforms: PlayStation 3 and Vita.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, designer Brian Provinciano was glowing about his experience working with Sony on bringing Retro City Rampage to the company’s platforms, especially Vita.

“The PS Vita has been a dream to develop for as well,” he said. “I’ve developed for every console and handheld from the past decade, and the PS Vita’s development system is the best I’ve ever used.”

Of course, we still don’t have a release date, but I’m told it’s finally, honestly not far off, and it’s still coming to a bunch of other platforms: WiiWare (!), Xbox Live Arcade, and PC (on Steam, naturally).

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Posted by patrickklepek
How can you not want to play this game? You're not human, that's what.

It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for Retro City Rampage, a ridiculous looking hodgepodge of throwbacks to classic video games all taking place in a Grand Theft Auto-style open world.

The end appears to be in sight, however, and that end includes two new platforms: PlayStation 3 and Vita.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, designer Brian Provinciano was glowing about his experience working with Sony on bringing Retro City Rampage to the company’s platforms, especially Vita.

“The PS Vita has been a dream to develop for as well,” he said. “I’ve developed for every console and handheld from the past decade, and the PS Vita’s development system is the best I’ve ever used.”

Of course, we still don’t have a release date, but I’m told it’s finally, honestly not far off, and it’s still coming to a bunch of other platforms: WiiWare (!), Xbox Live Arcade, and PC (on Steam, naturally).

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Edited by drgrumbles

neat

edit and finally.

Posted by Klei

Yuck.

Posted by JJOR64

Game looks great. Looking forward to it.

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Posted by MattSchwabby

At first I thought this article was about a version of rampage where you destroyed a retro city. What a letdown.

Posted by fuzzybunny566

i still remember when this was originally supposed to be grand theft auto squished down for an 8-bit nes release....i would so love to play this on steam

Posted by MisterMouse

would be cool for this to come out for mac on steam as well.

Posted by CornBREDX

God, it feels like I've been waiting for this forever. I really want to play this already. I'll tell you one thing, at least for me, hearing about it and reading about so much has got me kinda hyped which for a smaller (indie) title is not common for me so that's interesting haha 
Not saying I don't like indie games, but there's not generally a lot of hype. You hear about it, then it comes out kind of thing. Often under the radar. I've been actively waiting for this game.

Posted by vonFlampanker

That statement about the Vita's development system is pretty encouraging.

Posted by ga1357

nice

Posted by Depth

Getting this for my vita.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish
@vonFlampanker said:

That statement about the Vita's development system is pretty encouraging.

Word. They've certainly learnt a thing or two from the PS3.
Edited by MeatSim

Everybody gets to play it!

Posted by Franstone

That's funny...

When I worked in QA at Atari long ago, there was some kid who said he bought the rights to River City Ransom.

At the time I thought he was full of shit cuz he was a pretty weird dude, maybe attention grabber.

Now that this throw back game with a different but similar title has popped up I'm wondering if he was telling the thruth and just demanded money they weren't willing to pay for the original name.

hah

Posted by Grixxel

Wonder if it'll have multiplayer :O

Posted by Redbullet685

Excited for this. It looks neat.

Posted by AuthenticM

Alright, I am totally buying this game. Sold.

On another note, I'd like to know if I'll be able to play the game on both PS3 and Vita with the same purchase. That would be neat.

Posted by ZZoMBiE13

This is so very strange. For over 5 years whenever a downloadable title has been announced I always planned to buy the XBLA version. Now I'm mostly excited to have new things to do with my Vita. I honestly don't know why so many people seem down on this system. I've had mine a week and it's been fantastic.

And when this game is released, it'll be even more so. :)

Posted by InternetDetective

I can't wait until "not far off"!!!!!

Posted by jukeboxzer0

The release date is sometime in may

Posted by GreggD

3DSWare would be a great addition to the already awesome device release roster. But hey, XBLA is where I'm gonna get it first. Dem cheevos, mayne.

Posted by wewantsthering

@Klei: Boo on you.

Posted by Deusoma

My brother, who steadfastly refuses to get a Giant Bomb account for some reason, requests that I say 
 
"What would Brian Provinciano do if he were here right now?"

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Posted by Winternet

@Deusoma said:

My brother, who steadfastly refuses to get a Giant Bomb account for some reason, requests that I say "What would Brian Provinciano do if he were here right now?"

Your brother should be executed for capital offense on multiple degrees.

Posted by fred2265

This just looks so cool. GTA1 :)

Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

Looking forward to playing this!

Posted by avid8bit

No 3DS version? Bummerific

Posted by Kazzenn

One day this game will come out and I will be a happy happy man.

Posted by Jurney

<Drool>

Posted by Dunklekuh81

god I am so excited for this game. I preordered it the day after it was available.

Posted by ansys

Has this game been delayed?

Posted by WMoyer83

Where is this game?