Developer Vblank Entertainment has just announced that the open-world action title Shakedown: Hawaii will be coming soon to the Wii on July 9, followed by a Wii U and Steam release in August. Yes, you read that correctly. There are still games releasing for the Wii and Wii U. The developer first teased the project via Twitter last year, which you can check out below.
Odd port choices aside, Shakedown: Hawaii first released for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, and PC via the Epic Games Store over a year ago, Shakedown: Hawaii is a tongue-in-cheek parody of 1980’s pop culture, retro games, and open-world titles, most notably the Grand Theft Auto series.
The story follows the adventures of the three main characters: the unnamed CEO, his son Scooter, and his righthand man only know as “The Consultant”. Together, they from the head of Feeble Multinational, a Hawaii-based conglomerate formed decades ago that is now on the verge of bankruptcy, with most of its profits being sapped by new business strategies such as streaming, online shopping, and ride-sharing apps. It is up to the three main characters to rebuild their corporate empire using either legal or illegal methods such as violating consumer standards, shaking down and intimidating other businesses, sabotaging their rivals, razing whole towns for development, and more. Gameplay-wise, it is played from a top down perspective in an environment that is almost 100% destructible, with NPCs that can be interacted with, and over 200 buildings that can be entered.
The Wii and Wii U versions are slated to include all of the currently released content and feature updates, which includes the Mogul Update, the Full Tank Update, and other quality of life improvements. These copies will also allow for 4:3 aspect ratios for experiencing the game “in the most retro way possible”. The Wii version will support both 50 Hz and 60 Hz, and both NTSC and PAL outputs. Special adjustments have also been made to accommodate the Wii Remote, Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro, and GameCube Controller to keep the experience uniform among all platforms.
Shakedown: Hawaii will launch for the Wii on July 9, with only 3,000 copies up for grabs. These will cost $29.99. The Wii U and Steam versions will launch in August.