Vblank Entertainment today announced that Shakedown: Hawaii will launch on PS Vita, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 7, 2019 for $19.99. The PlayStation versions will support cross-buy, cross-save and PlayStation TV.
Pre-orders for the physical PS Vita edition will go live on Friday, May 3 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern at vblank.com. It is limited to 4,800 copies and will be available for $29.99. The PS4 physical edition is coming a bit later.
The 3DS version will arrive at a later date as it still needs a few more finishing touches. But it will support both the original Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS.
Here is an overview of the game via PlayStation:
Shakedown: Hawaii is a sandbox for you to play in, however you choose. There are missions, sidequests, minigames, arcade challenges, shops to shake down, and, of course, businesses to acquire. Businesses and buildings unlock through several means: some through the story mode, some through shaking down shops for protection money, some through sidequests, and some simply by levelling up your mogul status. There are over 80 shops to shakedown, and they can be completed in any order, adding to the open world experience. With each successful shakedown, you’ll not only earn some pocket change, but can also unlock the entire building for purchase.
Purchased properties have various benefits. For example, acquiring residential ones will create a housing shortage, and acquiring gun shops will unlock more weapons. Most properties can generate revenue, and that revenue can be boosted by adding multipliers such as “convenience” fees, unnecessary best before dates, store credit cards, and lobbyists. If want to own the entire city, it’s all at your fingertips. However, if you just want open-world action, how much of the island you choose to take over is all up to you.
Check out the Shakedown: Hawaii Gameplay Overview Trailer: