Brian Provinciano, the mad man responsible for Retro City Rampage, has exclusively revealed to Destructoid that his retro-style homage to gaming will now be coming out on Xbox Live Arcade Summer 2011. With that good news comes with some sad news as the WiiWare version of Retro City Rampage will now be coming out in Fall 2011, months after the XBLA version.
Although the release date comes later than originally planned, both versions of the game will now include more content, such as more missions and more playable characters. The Xbox 360 version will also include widescreen support and additional Xbox LIVE features including a challenge mode, character creator mode and video replays.
Brian wanted to make sure we let Wii fans know that he has “done everything possible to avoid disappointing them” and “apologizes for the delay”. Retro City Rampage is a “100% self-funded” project still and Brian is actually cashing in the rest of his retirement savings this week to continue work on the game. That’s pure dedication right there, folks!
Releasing his project on XBLA will help guarantee Brian some money from the project, especially considering that WiiWare doesn’t do all that well in the sales department. Brian summed up the situation to us by stating that “in order to continue making these games and not have to start flipping burgers after Retro City Rampage is done, it needed to be multi-platform.”