Retro City Rampage prepares for Nintendo 3DS assault

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Alongside revealing that Retro City Rampage has seen most success on PS Vita, developer Brian Provinciano has confirmed that the downloadable title will release on Nintendo 3DS.

Set to arrive on the Nintendo eShop later this year, those attending PAX Prime in Seattle next week will be able to take the game for a spin at Nintendo’s booth.

Whilst containing exactly the same content as the other available versions, the game has had to be reworked to suit “the dual screens, lower resolution and less beefy processor” of Nintendo’s handheld.

“Working with Nintendo’s been a great experience (in a large part thanks to Dan Adelman), so I’m happy to continue supporting both the players, and Nintendo themselves,” Provinciano shared.

“The 3DS version is the first that’s required significant development work. 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.

“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.”

Retro City Rampage will release for Nintendo 3DS through the Nintendo eShop later this year.

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