Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U platforms will get a brand new sport this summer time: Shakedown: Hawaii, developer Vblank Entertainment’s 2019 sequel to Retro City Rampage. Both variations shall be launched this summer time, however as you’ll be able to in all probability count on when a contemporary sport is ported to an almost 14-year-old console, there’s a catch.
Shakedown: Hawaii shall be launched on Wii on July 9, with a restricted run of three,000 bodily copies. The Wii port may also be restricted to PAL territories; Nintendo of Europe is outwardly nonetheless manufacturing Wii discs, however North American Wii house owners are out of luck, as a result of Wii video games aren’t area free. That mentioned, Wii collectors will in all probability nonetheless need a copy. (The Wii’s digital retailer, the Wii Shop Channel, closed down in 2019.)
Vblank says that, as a comfort to North American gamers, it should additionally launch a Wii U model of Shakedown: Hawaii in August. Here are some essential technical particulars on the Wii and Wii U ports, from the developer’s website:
The Wii model helps each 50hz and 60hz, and each NTSC and PAL output. It helps the Wii Remote (with shake!), Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro, and GameCube Controller. I took particular care to make sure it parallels the expertise of the extra highly effective platforms, and additional optimized it to suit completely into the Wii system reminiscence. This implies that you received’t expertise any disc load occasions throughout gameplay. Once the sport boots, you’re in!
The Wii U model helps each SD and HD, 4:three and 16:9. You can play it with the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Wii Classic Controller, or Wii Classic Controller Pro. It may be performed completely on the GamePad (with contact!), or on the TV from the consolation of your sofa.
The Wii model of Shakedown: Hawaii will go on sale Thursday, July 9 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT and can price $29.99. The Wii U (and Steam) model will observe in August.
Shakedown: Hawaii was launched for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Windows PC in May 2019, with a Nintendo 3DS port arriving in September 2019. The top-down motion sport is the follow-up to Retro City Rampage, a sport that’s equally obtainable on all kinds of consoles, handhelds, and PC — together with MS-DOS.