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Shakedown: Hawaii coming to Wii, Wii U this summer

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This news is just too bizarre not to share. Shakedown: Hawaii was released last year on the Switch and other systems, and now it's going back in time for Wii and Wii U versions—physical releases no less! Sadly, since the Wii is region-locked the Wii version is only for Europe, but here in America the Wii U version will have comparable downgraded features like 4:3 aspect ratio support.


I highly recommend Shakedown: Hawaii in my review, though I can't say how different these versions will be! Any collectors here interested in picking up a new Wii/Wii U game in 2020?


The details:


Shakedown: Hawaii will be seeing two new physical releases this summer. A European Wii version, and a North American Wii U version!

Shakedown: Hawaii for Wii will go on sale Thursday, July 9th at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK time.

It will be priced at $29.99 USD, limited to 3,000 copies, and available directly from Vblank.

Shakedown: Hawaii for Wii U, as well as the upcoming Steam version will go on sale in August. More details on those is still to come!


Shakedown: Hawaii's Wii and Wii U versions include all of the currently released content and feature updates, including the Mogul Update, the Full Tank Update, and the many other little tweaks, improvements and optimizations that went into the game post-launch.

Although Wii and Wii U games aren't region-free, the Wii version does support both 50hz and 60hz, and NTSC and PAL video output. It supports the Wii Remote (with shake!), Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro, and GameCube Controller. I took special care to ensure it parallels the experience of the more powerful platforms, and further optimized it to fit entirely into the Wii system memory. This means that you won't experience any disc load times during gameplay. Once the game boots, you're in!

The Wii U version supports both SD and HD, 4:3 and 16:9. You can play it with the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Wii Classic Controller, or Wii Classic Controller Pro. It can be played entirely on the GamePad (with touch!), or on the TV from the comfort of your couch.

Both versions will also allow you to experience the game in the most retro way possible... in 4:3 on your old CRT televisions... and in my opinion, it looks glorious!


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"Why?" someone would ask.


"Because I can," Brian would said.


(Seriously, for Retro City Rampage, he created a DOS version. And he is interested in making one for this as well. And for the 3DS version of this game, he rewrote the graphics renderer just so it can hit 60FPS on both old and new instead of just the N3DS.)

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6 hours ago, blcdude1 said:

What does Shakedown: Hawaii think it is, Just Dance? 


Ubisoft's reign of terror as the last producer of Wii games had to end someday. Until Just Dance 2021 is released.

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Vblank's previous game, Retro City Rampage, is also getting a physical Wii release (also only in Europe).


He's also updated RCR on all platforms (including the Switch and 3DS) with a lot of adjustments, many of them drawn from Shakedown: Hawaii, including animated cutscenes, HUD/UI tweaks, and camera changes. You can see the full details here if interested: https://www.vblank.com/20200702_rcr_wii.php

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