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Carmageddon: Reincarnation to release as download in 2012

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 10:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Stainless games has confirmed that Carmageddon: Reincarnation will release as a downloadable title in 2012.

Carmageddon

First released in 1997, and achieved notoriety by getting censored in many countries, including the UK and Germany.

Gameplay centred on post-apocalypse car racing, but players can achieve higher scores by killing pedestrians.

Stainless is the original developer, and has since created downloadable titles based on existing IP, such as Magic: The Gathering and Risk.

It’s now official that Stainless has “reacquired” the Carmageddon brand from Square Enix, following previous rumours. Stainless is the team that developed the original PC titles Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now.

The new game is described as being in “early development” and will release as a download. No platforms have been confirmed.

Stainless is “actively seeking a partner with whom to move the project on to full production.”

“Carmageddon has returned to its Indie developer roots, and the time is right to bring the game to a new audience,” said Patrick Buckland, Stainless co-founder and CEO.

“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.”

Fellow studio co-founder Neil Barnden added: “Carmageddon: Reincarnation will feature the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success.

“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.”

Check out the game’s site and Twitter feed for further updates.

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8 Comments

  1. alterecho

    Awesome! Thought the series was lost forever.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    sounds good! can’t wait. oh, and the game’s site is down.. :(

    #2 4 years ago
  3. BloodyJoe

    Loved the second part! TDR was ok! Waiting for this one so long…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    http://twitter.com/#!/Max_Damage/status/75857857064615937

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Tomo

    Ace news! Hopefully it can pave the way for a bigger budget sequel.

    Nice to see the original devs getting involved again too.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Red

    I hope they release a HD remake of both games with human population instead of zombies that most versions had (I never found a non-zombie version of Carma 2 :( ).

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I’ve never actually played a Carmageddon game.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. alterecho

    @7 Its worth playing even now!

    #8 4 years ago

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