The original violent vehicular combat game, Carmageddon, is back with Carmageddon: Reincarnation announced developer Stainless Games. And what’s more, the game is being developed by the original team who created Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, the game’s that started it all way back in the late 90s.
“Carmageddon has returned to its Indie developer roots, and the time is right to bring the game to a new audience,” said Patrick Buckland, CEO and Stainless co-founder. “Originally an ambitious title that tested the hardware limits of its day, we’re excited that the game will finally get the showcase it deserves on today’s platforms.”
“Carmageddon: Reincarnation will feature the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success,” said Neil Barnden, Executive Director and Stainless co-founder. “All the laughs, the crazy power-ups, and extreme destruction will return. We will make sure the existing fans get what they want and expect from a Carmageddon game, and a new generation discovers the delights of sliding into a Cunning Stunt.”
The game is set for release next year, 2012, for as-of-yet unannounced platforms but it will be released as a digital title, so you can probably expect Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam releases. Stainless Games is currently actively seeking a developer partner to help with the game in order to move it into full production.
Are you excited to see the return of Carmageddon?
Here is a retro flashback video made by the new team.