A nice set of PS Vita exclusive additions
The PS Vita version of the game will support classic dot-matrix simulation filters giving it a heavy dose of Game Boy/Game Gear nostalgia!!
According to VBlank Entertainment Inc. devs, the PS Vita version of Retro City Rampage looks "amazing" on the system, and it will support two screen modes, one of them will ad TV/arcade screen borders. Also, expect touchscreen additions:
Also it will support classic dot-matrix simulation filters, so they will give you a heavy dose of "Game Boy/Game Gear nostalgia".Those of you who are worried that the characters might be too small on the PS Vita screen needn’t be! It supports two screen modes. The standard mode designed specifically for the PS Vita scales everything up and ensures that the characters and everything else are easy to see. Alternatively, the second mode uses smaller pixels but displays the entire 16:9 widescreen image and supports the TV/arcade screen borders of the PS3 counterpart, so it’s entirely up to you.The PS Vita’s touchscreen also adds a nice… touch. RCR is a love letter to the days of the d-pad, for core gamers who grew up with controllers and buttons –but that doesn’t mean that the touchscreen can’t be used where it makes sense. It really makes the menus, minigames and shops faster and more convenient to navigate, going hand in hand with RCR’s overall design philosophy, that is to emit nostalgia while still catering to our evolved expectations of games. This extends from the added touchscreen functionality to the game design and tutorials. For example, you won’t need to flip through a manual or call a tips hotline to figure out what to do . But if you’re an absolute purist, you can still play the game 100% with the buttons.
Watch the off-screen trailer below and see how it looks. Also, stay tunned for the game as it will be releasing later this year.I absolutely love it and it’s my filter of choice when playing the game. If the LCD grid simulation alone isn’t retro enough for you, you can also change the color mode. The color modes let you make Retro City Rampage even more retro with options such as “Brick Handheld” (yellow-green monochrome) and “Virtual Burn” (all red), “Blurst Processor,” “SEE=64,” “PC DOS EGA” and a dozen more. These are also available in the PS3 version!
NEWS SOURCE: See Retro City Rampage in action on PS Vita (via) US PlayStation Blog
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