Retro City Rampage begins its life of crime on XBLA on Jan. 2

If you've been eagerly anticipating the launch of Retro City Rampage on Xbox Live Arcade, the wait is almost over. Developer Brian Provinciano has confirmed that the old school-inspired crime adventure will hit the Xbox 360 download platform on January 2.

To sweeten the deal, following the game's Twitter account, retweeting the news of the Xbox Live Arcade launch, or following the Facebook account will enter you to win one of five free download codes. Yay for free stuff!

Retro City Rampage will be priced at 1200 Microsoft Points. Still no word on when exactly the game will hit WiiWare, though it's expected to launch on that platform soon.

If you've yet to play Retro City Rampage and you love video games, be sure to check it out. Personally, it was some of the most fun I've had with a video game all year.

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