One of the gaming industry’s most violent franchises, Carmageddon, is about to return. Thanks to a financial boost from Kickstarter investors, the game is set to hit the PC and next-generation consoles later this year.
Carmageddon, which is a racing game featuring tracks that wind their way through urban environments, was first released in the mid-1990s. Unlike Project Gotham Racing, Midnight Club or other racing games set against a cityscape, Carmageddon didn’t usher pedestrians behind impenetrable barricades. Instead, it actually rewarded players for running bystanders over in oozingly violent ways.
There were several different editions of Carmageddon back in the day, but we haven’t received an update to the series for more than a decade. Now, however, British developer Stainless Games is bringing gamers Carmageddon: Reincarnation. The plan is to release the game for PC and next-generation consoles, including the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4, in December 2013.
The game’s original financing came through Kickstarter, where Stainless Games was able to secure $625,000 in support. Stainless Games says it has also received a $3.5 million investment from Bullfrog Productions founder, Les Edgar.
If you can’t wait until December, the original Carmageddon is currently available for the iOS platform. Stainless Games says it’s working on an Android port, but has not specified a release date.
To see how the new Carmageddon is coming along, check out the video above.