Retro City Rampage is Coming to the 3DS

Nintendo has confirmed via a press release that the much beloved Retro City Rampage will see a release on the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season.

The announcement also contained good news for those who would like to see what has changed with the 3DS port. A version of the game will be available to play at Nintendo’s Pax Prime booth this year.

According to the game’s developer, Brian Provinciano, the 3DS port of the game has been the first one to require significant work in order to get the game running properly.

“While all previous versions were nearly pixel-for-pixel identical, the dual screens, lower resolution and less beefy processor meant some things had to go back to the drawing board,” Provinciano wrote. “Quality’s important to me and for it to play well, it wasn’t going to be a quick-n-dirty port. It packs all of the same content as the other versions, including the new Retro+ Enhanced Graphics mode, but every mission is being tweaked and adjusted to run best with the zoomed in camera. I’m also still working on the best ways to utilize the bottom screen for both convenience and gameplay. I’m not a fan of flow-breaking minigames, but selecting weapons, scrolling the minimap, or even using the screen for dual-stick style shooting are on my list to explore.”

Provinciano went on to explain that the main portion of Retro City Rampage on the 3DS will not take advantage of the systems 3D capability, due to the need to completely convert existing assets into 3D models, as opposed to 2D sprites. “For a new game it would be more feasible, but for an existing one, it simply would’ve taken too long,” he explained.

Retro City Rampage is currently available on the Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PC.

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