We’re working on a review for Shakedown: Hawaii, so I got in touch with Brian Provinciano at Vblank Entertainment to talk a bit about the game. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Good morning! Good to have you with us today. Shakedown: Hawaii is almost ready to go on PS4, PS Vita and Nintendo Switch. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
A trailer’s worth a billion words 😉
PS4B: The game is getting a limited physical release on PlayStation Vita, which is now up for pre-order. Why do a Vita physical release? What can fans expect to find inside of this tiny box?
The PS Vita’s one of my favorite platforms of all time, and I wish I could support it with even more physical releases. Due to the manufacturing deadline, I didn’t have time to put together anything extra for inside the box beyond the cartridge, but it’s still very cool to have that in itself.
PS4B: It’s been a long road leading towards the release of Shakedown: Hawaii, so one does wonder if you’re ready to take a much-deserved break from development, or if you’ll just carry on and continue working on your new – and still very secret – project.
I plan to continue working on the game and adding stuff, or building more on top of it. I’m of course, very excited about other ideas I have brewing for future games, but I think the fans will be hungry for more Shakedown: Hawaii, and want to support that for a while.
PS4B: Since we’ve already gotten Retro City Rampage on a Nintendo Switch cart, I did want to ask if Shakedown: Hawaii will be getting a similar treatment later in the year on Nintendo’s Hybrid console – and on Sony’s PS4 -, either as a regular release, or an all-out regular edition with a Collector’s Edition on the side.
Sony has ended PS Vita cartridge production, so the PS Vita physical edition needed to be manufactured first (before the cut off). For the other platforms, I’m waiting until after launch so that their discs and cartridges will contain the latest possible version of the game. Of course, even after that, all versions continue to get even more updates, but the more of them that are right on the disc, the better!
PS4B: Once again, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Is there something else you’d like to add before we end this one?
Shakedown: Hawaii arrives May 7th! It’s first hitting PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS Vita (with Cross-Buy / Cross-Save), and will then be followed by the Nintendo 3DS release.