Shakedown: Hawaii Out Next Month

by EdEN, Owner

Vblank Entertainment has announced it will be releasing Shadown: Hawaii next month on PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Nintendo Switch. Come check it out!


The entire island is up for grabs… or at least, could be with the right business model.

Welcome to Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment’s latest open world adventure. Build a “legitimate” corporation by completing open world missions, acquiring businesses, sabotaging competitors, “rezoning” land, and shaking down shops for protection money.

You are the CEO, and questionable subsidiaries, misleading ads, fine print, hidden service fees, and marketing spin are your tools of choice. Shakedown: Hawaii parodies big business, and the most absurd business practices that go alongside.

From the boardroom to the streets, build your corporate empire and destroy the competition.


Shakedown: Hawaii features a 16-bit destructible open world, spanning from the city to the suburbs, the beach to the water, to farms, parks, and the jungle. Just about everything (aside from the buildings themselves) can be destroyed and will stay destroyed until you respawn.

You can explore the world by foot, by car, or by boat, or go inside the over 200 enterable buildings. It’s filled with stores to shop at (or shoplift from), houses to burgle, civilians to interact with, and secret areas to discover.

Swing by the clothing shops, market stalls, or swipe off backyard clotheslines to customize your characters from head to toe. Your shirt, tie, glasses, hat, and even those little pixel “shoes” are all customizable. You can also head to barber shops to change your hair style or add some color. Bald is a choice in Shakedown: Hawaii!

It doesn’t end with cosmetics though! You can equip your characters with double jump by getting a knee replacement, or grab some orthotics to run faster!

As for vehicles, the city’s loaded with paint shops. Some are fully loaded, while others offer more niche detailing. Vehicles can also be repaired, or upgraded with nitro boost. You can also use parking garages to save your vehicles.


Shakedown: Hawaii includes a full Story Mode (including side quests), Arcade Challenges for fast paced pick-up-and-play action, and Free Roam Mode for when you just want to dive into the world and play.

It also includes over 80 stores to shakedown for protection money (essentially micro missions). Found across the entire city, they can be completed in any order. From smashing shelves, to scaring customers, to jacking their delivery trucks, destroying their reputation with flyers, or clogging their toilets with paper towels, you’ll get your protection money one way or another! However, some shopkeepers will fight back, or even more dastardly, some are already protected by someone else! You might be walking into a fight, so be ready!


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