PlayStation Blogcast 016: From the Forests of Datura to the Streets of Retro City

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PlayStation Blogcast 016: From the Forests of Datura to the Streets of Retro City

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With GDC 2012 is officially in the books, it’s time we turn our attention to the next generation of PSN superstars — beginning with VBlank’s 8-bit love letter Retro City Rampage. On today’s show, we speak with developer Brian Provinciano to learn more about Retro City Rampage’s lengthy journey from fan project to a full-blown PS3 and PS Vita release. Retro City Rampage is a quirky, charming game that mashes up modern gameplay conventions (open-world missions, cover-based shooting) with a retro presentation and a slew of nostalgic references, and our interview

We also peer deeper into the secret world of Datura, the intriguing upcoming PSN game that casts you into a mysterious forest and leaves you to fend for yourself. Our chat with Producer Matt Morton sheds light into the game’s focus on choice and consequence, its tight integration with the PlayStation Move motion controller, and a hint at the game’s upcoming release window.

That’s in addition to exclusive first details on next week’s PSN game lineup, a jam-packed slate of new user questions and user tips, and Nick’s audacious pick for the PSN Gem of the Week. Not a bad show for a rainy, dreary week in March! Let us know how we did?

Official PlayStation.Blogcast - Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast: Jeff Rubenstein

Official PlayStation.Blogcast: Nick Suttner

The Cast

  • Sid Shuman – PlayStation Sr. Social Media Specialist
  • Jeff Rubenstein – PlayStation Sr. Social Media Manager
  • Nick Suttner – PlayStation Sr. Product Evaluator
  • [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

  • Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. Special thanks to Astro Gaming headsets for providing audio gear.
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