Make some space on your Switch open world list as VBlank Entertainment announces a May 7th release date for their 16-bit RPG, Shakedown Hawaii. Initially projected to release way back in 2017, the wait has been long but fruitful for this follow-up to the action Retro City Rampage. This announcement was accompanied by a brand new trailer. Fast forwarding to 30 years into the future of Retro City Rampage, it’s a huge upgrade from the original, most notably in its substantially larger tropical Hawaii setting.
Their trailer playfully parodies the era with chiptune music and a characteristically earnest voiceover. Running on the saying "Business in the front and bodies in the back," gameplay will be a mix of business meetings and crafty competition, with of course a serving shootouts, explosions, and overall criminal mayhem. For what looks like the old-school Grand Theft Auto, Shakedown Hawaii boasts an impressive level freedom in its top-down perspective with an open world of destructible environments and fully customizable characters and cars.