Retro City Rampage DX crashing onto 3DS tomorrow

After making a violent splash on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita over a year ago, Retro City Rampage will soon be raising a ruckus on Nintendo 3DS. The special Retro City Rampage DX version will arrive tomorrow morning as part of this week's 3DS update.

The game is a wild mixture of Grand Theft Auto-style violence and 8-bit presentation, where you guide a leading character through a number of violent situations. Retro City Rampage features a number of cultural references, ranging from the DeLorean in Back To the Future to the bank robbery in The Dark Knight--and that's just the first stage.

Retro City Rampage DX also has a number of refinements, including improvements to the game's controls (you can now shoot while in mid-air), as well as additional checkpoints, missions and challenges. The trailer below shows just what's been improved for the better in this version.

The game is part of Nintendo's push for new independent games that will be released for the 3DS and Wii U, including such games as Wooden Sen'Sey, Siesta Fiesta, and a pair of games from Renegade Kid, Moon Chronicles and Treasurenauts. All of these titles are expected to arrive over the next few months.