Reloaded Productions, the company behind desktop MMO APB: Reloaded, has announced a new mobile spinoff title to the franchise called APB: Retribution. The mobile game will be handled by Blazing Griffin, a developer friend of Reloaded, and will feature top-down gameplay similar to something like Hotline Miami. In fact, in the announcement post on the APB: Reloaded website, the developer goes on to say "Fans of the outstanding Hotline Miami will feel right at home." Retribution features hand-painted artwork and will take place in the same city as Reloaded, San Paro, but will feature locations not seen in the desktop game.

Being that Retribution is being helmed by an outside studio, its initial and continued development shouldn't impact the progress on APB: Reloaded, just in case you were worried Reloaded was ignoring the many issues that game faces in favor of making a mobile game. APB: Retribution should be out this month on iOS, with an Android version soon to follow, and for more screens and information on the storyline be sure to check out the game's official website.

  • Xissoric

    Looks great

  • falco

    Nope

    • Xissoric

      Why not, Hotline Miami was a pretty entertaining game.

      • iammane

        Yeah but, it better have controller support. Having played Hotline Miami on the Vita I can PROMISE YOU touch screen controls will be a nightmare unless they get really creative with some context sensitive swiping or something...

  • dariusjr98

    Looks pretty cool, but how do the devs have the budget to make this? I thought APB was hugely unsuccessful.

    • Dephin

      I think the short version is this (dont quote me ive just got up ;)

      APB come out and is massively panned by critics and gamers, leads to realtime worlds closing down.

      Gamerfirst buy the ABP brand for pittance. They fix it up, smooth it over and re-release it as F2P and gather up a small but dedicated following.

      Profit? Also i think Gamersfirst have several other successful f2p mmo's generating a decent revenue.

      Theres a bunch of quite interesting interviews with realtime worlds in the aftermath of APB that are worth googling and checking out.

  • EZ Ice

    Funny, it's like how GTA started...top down, then went full 3D. APB is doing the opposite, ending with a top down. Should have been pixel art. Anyone play Chinatown Wars?

    • Dephin

      Chinatown wars needs a sequel, one the best handheld games imho.

      • dariusjr98

        There needs to be a San Andreas Stories for the Vita.

  • http://www.y8u.org/ Y8u

    thanks for your video.

  • Dammster

    APB: Reloaded was one of the worst gaming experiences I ever had. That game was so badly optimized, cheaters everywhere and zero fun. And yes, I was playing the "polished" version of the game.