Retro City Rampage coming to PS3, Vita, and PC next week

Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's 8-bit take on open-world crime games, will be available on October 9. Hey, that's next week! It will be available for $14.99 on PS3, Vita, and PC.

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Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's 8-bit take on open-world crime games, will be available on October 9. Hey, that's next week! It will be available for $14.99 on PS3, Vita, and PC.

According to Joystiq, the PlayStation versions will support Cross-Buy, meaning one purchase will unlock both Vita and PS3 copies of the game. The PC version will be available on various distribution platforms, but will also be sold directly on VBlank's website as a DRM-free download.

The game is also coming to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, however those releases will happen "later in 2012."

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    October 5, 2012 6:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Retro City Rampage coming to PS3, Vita, and PC next week.

    Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's 8-bit take on open-world crime games, will be available on October 9. Hey, that's next week! It will be available for $14.99 on PS3, Vita, and PC.

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      October 5, 2012 7:57 AM

      glad to see this come to vita, looks like it'd be perfect for it.

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      October 5, 2012 8:26 AM

      question is, can I pay 14.99 for a 8-bit game......guess ill have to check how much content is in this one.

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        October 5, 2012 8:59 AM

        I'm in the closed beta. The amount of content and fine tuning in this is just crazy. The dev has been working on it for the better part of a decade.

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          October 5, 2012 9:55 AM

          GAWD! So is it worth the $15?

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            October 5, 2012 11:35 AM

            Yeah, it is. It plays like a hit 8-bit game, but has all kinds of crazy references to oldschool gaming that crack me up. It has the scope of a GTA-like game and there are so many easter eggs in this thing... the guy making it really did go all out. Unlock 4 color CGA mode? Sure! I don't even know how many mini games there are. It's rather insane.

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              October 5, 2012 11:37 AM

              Cool, I will pick it up!

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                October 5, 2012 11:44 AM

                I think that's how this will go... people will see the 8-bit art style and go "looks cool, but is it the right price?" but then the word of mouth about sone of the insane things in the game and the actual depth will drive sales after the first few days. I can see it being a mini explosion like what happened with FTL, though obviously they are very different games.

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                  October 5, 2012 2:26 PM

                  :\ since when is 15 dollars too much for an 8-bit game? Just becuase something isn't super-flashy 3d doesn't mean it isn't amazing.

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              October 5, 2012 5:13 PM

              Sweet, insta buy then.

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      October 5, 2012 10:06 AM

      im getting it for the vita

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        October 5, 2012 10:15 AM

        liking this cross buy stuff. i wonder if saved games are compatible.

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          October 5, 2012 1:45 PM

          Seems like a sad state that "cross-buy" isn't:
          - the assumed default
          - also unlocking the PC version

          :(

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            October 5, 2012 5:13 PM

            why would buying a ps3/vita version also unlock the PC version? (other than it would be awesome, sure) Just don't point to Portal 2 because VALVe has tons-o-money and Vblank....well...most likely not as much.

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              October 5, 2012 5:38 PM

              Why wouldn't it?
              If I'm buying Retro City Rampage, why shouldn't I be able to play it on each platform on which it exists? I know it's not the status quo, and I know that each platform costs money (and that some have licensing fees that change the equation, etc).

              But in the same way that buying a movie should let me watch that movie wherever, or buying a book on Kindle should let me read it on any device (as it mostly does), why lock people into a specific platform?

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      October 5, 2012 10:12 AM

      Finally!

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      October 5, 2012 1:06 PM

      Finally! vita purchase here

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      October 5, 2012 1:43 PM

      I never heard of it. I might try it out.

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      October 5, 2012 1:49 PM

      Lots of homages in it! I spotted Contra, Bionic Commando, Commando, TMNT, Zelda, SMB, what else am I missing?

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        October 5, 2012 1:50 PM

        (or was that Akari warriors?)

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      October 5, 2012 2:19 PM

      been waiting since May, can't wait.

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