The lights are on
The River City Ransom franchise is getting a new entry – granted it can get enough support on Kickstarter.
Developer Conatus Creative is seeking funding to create a new licensed River City Ransom game. If the game makes it to the funding finish line, it will retain the 8-bit art style of the originals, add new playable characters, and four-player co-op.
Right now, the Kickstarter campaign is only promising a PC releases, but as is the case with most Kickstarter projects, the sky is the limit. With 28 days to go, River City Ransom: Underground currently has $24,994 pledged towards its $180,000 goal.
[Source: Kickstarter, via IndieGames.com]
Our TakeSo far, it seems like the most successful Kickstarter campaigns – the video game ones anyway – are sequels or remakes of established franchises. It makes sense. There is already a fan-base and players already know what to expect. It's the same reason sequels are so popular outside of Kickstarter. In this regard, River City Ransom looks like it has a good chance of making it.
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Wow, didn't think this game would make a return, though I did have fond memories of this game, hopefully it gets funded and lives up to the franchise, would also like to see this reach enough to release on consoles
I've always wanted to play the original. Good to see the series revived
Acro Circus FTW!
Anything to revive the awesomeness that was Kunio-kun....I support! RRR on NES!
Oh my gosh, I grew up playing this game with my older brother and we beat this game so many times. This is epic that it is coming back. Kickstarter here I come. ^_^
Well, it does seem like they're dipping their own pens pretty heavilly into the original material.
[Not sure how Alex grew up to be a red head? And what's with the darthvader boss?]
But, I really love the original idea so much, I don't mind if it gets a little warped... I guess.
RCR was easily my favorite NES game! and trust, I've played a lot of different games for that system. A fun, silly, crazy beat-em-up, with an attribute raising/power-up system... It's the kind of game you can play many times over.
playing with a buddy was fun enough, but 4-player co-op?! I'm supporting this game for sure! This is where Scott Pilgrim vs the world (movie & game) got most of it's inspiration from. SUPPORT THIS GAME!
Never played the game, but I'd like to see this reach its goals.