If you’re a huge fan of indie and retro games, then you’re likely to be super excited about Retro City Rampage. The game has the look of an old school NES game, and according to developer Brian Provinciano, it also has the feel of a 1980s classic.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Provinciano went into detail regarding the PlayStation Vita version of Retro City Rampage. The first thing worth noting is the visual design, which some gamers may worry will not translate well onto the smaller screen. It looks like that won’t be the case, because the game has been optimized to perform on the Vita, and Provinciano even designed a few filters to add a nostalgic touch. Dot-matrix simulation for a classic Game Boy vibe, anyone?
Additionally, the Vita’s touch screen will be put to use. Provinciano stated that certain mini-games would take advantage of the handheld’s unique features, and shop and customization menus will all support touch screen controls, so you can simply tap on the screen to make selections. If you’re a purist, though, you can just as easily use the face buttons, because that’s way more retro, yo!
Last but certainly not least, Retro City Rampage will feature cross-platform play, which means you can fire up a game session on your PlayStation 3 and then transfer it over to your Vita (and vice versa) to take with you to a boring wedding or family event! Now, transferring data like that may not exactly be retro (yo!), but it certainly is convenient!
No word on when Retro City Rampage will launch for the PlayStation 3 and Vita, but Provinciano did state that he’s working hard to get it out as soon as humanly possible. Watch out for this one!