Retro City Rampage On 3DS Won’t Support Stereoscopic 3D

By Ishaan . August 22, 2013 . 9:00am

Retro City Rampage is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but if you were hoping for a stereoscopic 3D version of the game, you’re going to be disappointed. On the game’s development blog, designer Brian Provinciano writes:


The main game is 2D, just like the other platforms. While just as much as you, I would love to play RCR in 3D, with a top down angle, a conversion wouldn’t be trivial. With sidescrollers, developers can simply separate the background and foreground layers and distance them apart. However, with a top down perspective using cube-like objects such as buildings and vehicles, it would require the graphics to all be recreated as 3D objects, a new rendering engine, a camera system that players would be happy with, and further optimizations. For a new game it would be more feasible, but for an existing one, it simply would’ve taken too long.


While Retro City Rampage on 3DS won’t support stereoscopic 3D, it will have all the content from the other versions of the game, including the Retro+ Enhanced Graphics mode.


Additionally, the Nintendo 3DS version will sport a few changes from the other versions of the game as well. Due to the smaller screen of the regular 3DS, the camera will be zoomed in further. Every mission is being tweaked in order to accommodate this aspect of the game. Additionally, Provinciano is also working on using the touch screen for functions like selecting weapons, scrolling the minimap and more.


Retro City Rampage on 3DS doesn’t have a release date yet.


Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Use the 3DS touch screen for quick dialog scrolling too, oh and a button mapping function for those who excessively use the a and b buttons would be nice

    I take it putting it in 3D wont increase the resolution either eh?

  • To be honest, I don’t mind. This is not a game that would gain much from 3D effects.

  • TheExile285

    Missed opportunity IMO.

    I doubt if I rebuy this but its a fun game being able to look at the map on the second screen is a nice touch.

  • idrawrobots

    This is a bummer, but I do like the dual screen use from these screens. A HUD free screen looks NOICE.

  • James Enk

    i see his point

    • J_Joestar

      yeah, at least they seem to be showing genuine effort in incorporating the dual screens.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    That’s kind of sucks, but at least it comes with perks

  • Klarktastic

    Am I the only one that never uses the 3D function of the 3DS?

    • MasterScrub

      I rarely use it either, it strains my eyes too much.

    • 하세요

      I do when I first get a new game to try it out, but after that I don’t. As said before, hurts my eyes. It’s nice for those that only play for a little bit from time to time, but I for one cannot play a game for 30min and call it a day. I either play for hours or not at all.

  • Seta Soujiro

    never played it before. might pick it up.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos