Images like these…they just open the memory floodgates.

If you occasionally pine for the good ol' 8-bit days, developer Brian Provinciano and Vblank Entertainment has a little treat in store for you.

It's Retro City Rampage and as the ambitious designer announced at the PlayStation Blog , his new project is not only coming to WiiWare and the Xbox Live Arcade, it's also going to arrive on the PS3 and PlayStation Vita.

This is an old-school open-world adventure "that combines everything you loved in classic games and mashes them up into a 'toon town' of nostalgia and parody." Mario-like, you can leap on pedestrians to grab coins, and then you can steal cars ala GTA and collect power-ups ala…well, pick any number of a hundred titles. Heck, there's even a light gun and a bionic arm. Retro goodness everywhere!

The really cool part is that beneath that old-fashioned exterior lies a jack-of-all-trades; a game that boasts elements from most every genre, including stealth, platforming, adventure, action, and even rhythm. There's even a full Story mode featuring over 50 missions, plus an Arcade mode with over 30 challenges and 25+ weapons and power-ups. The best part is that we don't have too long to wait: Provinciano told Joystiq that Retro City Rampage should arrive on all targeted platforms in May.

Related Game(s): Retro City Rampage

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Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

haha cool. but, the game's title sounds suspisciouly close to River City Ransom from the NES era….

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

I believe that just might be the point. 😉

-Arvis

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

Wow. Interested. Adding to my Play Queue.

-Arvis

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

LOL "SixBucks Coffee"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

For some reason, this is reminding me of the original top-down GTA games…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

must have

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9 years ago

retro city what!?
so happy to see some oldschool classics coming to the PSN store, only if it was things people had actually heard of!
am i the only one who wants a HD asteroids game?