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Retro City Rampage out today, after criminal delay

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Vblank's Retro City Rampage has been a long time coming, but a release date has finally been unearthed. The 8-bit crimefest will be on like Donkey Kong on October 9th, which the eagle-eyed among you will realise is... today. $14.99 - or about £9 - will get you the game on GOG or Steam, although if you buy it direct from the developers (opens in new tab) you'll get a DRM-free copy plus either of the above.

The game itself appears to be equal parts Grand Theft Auto NES demake and 8-bit easter egg extravaganza. You can spot many of them yourself in the launch trailer, which is getting into all sorts of trouble below.

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