The mysterious countdown clock on the quietly launched www.carmageddon.com website has finally completed. Though the website itself is not functioning, a press release has revealed that the Carmageddon brand has reacquired by the original developers, Stainless Games.
Along with this news, Stainless Games announced they are working on a new game in the series titled Carmageddon: Reincarnation. The title will debut on digital platforms, though none have been specifically named yet. It is currently planned for a 2012 release.
Press release follows:
Stainless Games Begins Development of Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Isle of Wight, UK. 1st June 2011. The Carmageddon brand has been reacquired by the team that developed the original PC titles Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now. Stainless Games today announced that a new title is in early development, called ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’.
“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.”
“I was in the war!” Patrick added.
Now in the early stages of pre-production development, ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ is slated for release in 2012. Stainless Games is actively seeking a partner with whom to move the project on to full production.
‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ is being developed for digital download, for which Stainless Games have built an enviable worldwide reputation, with numerous cross-platform releases and multiple No.1 titles on XBLA.
For more info and a chance to win some limited edition ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ swag visit: www.carmageddon.com