Retro City Rampage Arrives on Xbox Live Arcade

rcrwinnersThough the game arrived for the PlayStation Network and Steam back in October 2012 (and I gave away a code for each version– hope the winners enjoyed them!), today marks the day that Retro City Rampage comes to Xbox Live Arcade! What’s more, the developer says that this version “boasts an additional month of development, polish, tuning and improvements,” and comes at a cost of just 800 Microsoft Points (versus the original price of 1,200).

Additionally, “the PS3/Vita EU/UK/Asia and WiiWare versions will be launching this month as well,” but they don’t have exact dates yet. I’m currently in the midst of playing this version for a review, but in the meantime, read on for the trailer and a look at what the game has to offer.

From the press release:


  • Over 60 Story Missions
    o Missions span every genre, from driving and shooting to stealth, rhythm, swimming, questing and more – all seamlessly taking place in the interactive open-world filled with shops, arcades and casino games.
  • Over 40 Arcade Challenges
    o Quick pick-up-and-play action with leaderboard competition and replay sharing.
  • Over 50 Vehicles to Drive and Equip
    o How about a skateboard with a rocket launcher or a shopping cart with nitro?
  • Over 25 Weapons and Power-ups
    o From a bionic arm to a light gun, a boomerang to a “ghost busting” proton beam.
  • Official Crossovers and Bonus Games
    o Super Meat Boy, BIT.TRIP: Runner, Epic Meal Time, and Minecraft crossovers with themed minigames and/or playable characters.
  • Playable Characters and Cameos!
    o Customize your character with one of over 200 styles.
  • 2.5+ Hours of Music (13 radio stations)
    o Critically acclaimed, IGF Nominated soundtrack by virt (Contra 4, Double Dragon: Neon) Freaky DNA (NBA Jam) and Norrin Radd. Available digitally, on CD and Vinyl.
  • Video Filters
    o Tube TV/Scanline/Dot-Matrix simulation (& some RED/BLUE 3D games)
    o Color Modes – Make it more system accurate to various platforms from EGA and CGA to the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, Apple II and more.
  • Leaderboards & Video Replays


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