Shakedown: Hawaii is finally coming to Wii U on Thursday, August 20th. It will be available both physically from Vblank and digitally on the eShop.
Now, if you're wondering why this date took so long to announce, it's because I wanted to lock-in one more surprise first...
Shakedown: Hawaii is also coming to PlayStation®3 digitally that same day! With Cross Buy! If you own the game digitally on PS4 or PS Vita, you'll get this new PS3 version for free!
What makes this PS3 version so special? Well, just like the Wii U version, it supports 4:3 standard definition and CRT TVs. If you're a PlayStation fan, you'll be able to enjoy the even-more-retro experience too! This now makes Shakedown: Hawaii on PlayStation 3X Cross Buy... with Cross Save support too! Oh yeah!
The Wii U and PS3 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.
They support both SD and HD, 4:3 and 16:9. You can play the Wii U version with the 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.
The physical Wii U version will launch on Thursday, August 20th at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm UK.
Two versions will be available: A standard edition ($24.99), and a special edition ($29.99). The special edition includes everything the standard edition does, plus a digital soundtrack and protective case with alternate cover art. Each is limited to 3,000 copies.
This is our last Wii U disc release and it will be impossible to print more copies. Once they're gone, they're gone. Subscribe to email notifications to ensure you don't miss it!
As mentioned previously, the Wii U version is unfortunately region-locked for North America. However, the Wii version is European Wii U compatible. For more information, check out the earlier blog post.
The PS3 version will be available for both North American and European regions digitally from the PlayStation®Store. If you have already purchased the game digitally on PS4 or PS Vita, the PS3 version will automatically appear in your library / download list upon release.
Finally, I haven't forgotten about the Steam release! Details on that (along with the specific release date) will come next. Stay tuned!