Carmageddon: Reincarnation raging in 2012

Franchise shop Stainless Games handling development of violent vehicular series' return; pegged for digital delivery debut next year on unnamed platforms.

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The Duke Nukem series isn't the only franchise coming back to life after a 10-year-plus slumber. Stainless Games today announced Carmageddon: Reincarnation, the first entry in the vehicular mayhem series since the year 2000.

Carmageddon revs its engine in 2012.

Stainless Games--the shop that developed the well-reviewed Carmageddon (1997) and Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (1998)--today announced that it has reacquired the vehicular mayhem brand and is in the early stages of preproduction of the new entry. Slated to debut in 2012, Reincarnation will be digitally distributed through unspecified channels.

The news comes on the heels of last week's teaser site countdown, which pegged a Carmageddon announcement for today.

Unfortunately Stainless Games did not offer much in the way of detail concerning the new offering. However, studio cofounder and executive director Neil Barnden said Reincarnation will bring "laughs, power-ups, and extreme destruction," as well as "the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success.”

Additionally, it appears Stainless Games will not handle the game on its own, as it said it is "actively seeking a partner with whom to move the project on to full production."

The fourth installment in the Carmageddon franchise was first teased in 2003, before being officially announced in 2004 and scheduled for release by April 2005. 2K Games later picked up the North American publishing rights to Carmageddon 4 before it was reportedly canceled.

Discussion

57 comments
Stardust7
Stardust7

make this game please please please please please !!!! :)

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

Please, make a heavy metal soundtrack this time, I didn't like the techno s*** from TDR 2000.

pcostix
pcostix

I remember playing Carmageddon over and over again and even-though I dont think its going to be the GOTY, I was really looking forward to this one... It's just not right to make a game for all the platforms, and the sequel just to some of them...

Dordledum
Dordledum

Dutch gaming site (gamekings.tv) says it'll be released in 2012 for XBox Live Arcade and Playstation network, but not pc. just givin the heads up.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

30 seconds to go! Those who are about to die: We salute you!

ScF2007
ScF2007

The original Carmageddon was amazing, Hell all of the PC Carmageddon games kicked a lot of ass. I will be buying this game!

alphacon
alphacon

about time is it violent yes but so are first person shooters cant wait hope is good

xcollector
xcollector

I remember buying the first game in a bargin bin and the graphics pictured on the back looked so awesome and then I installed it and the graphics looked like crap because I didn't have the specific graphics card that it was designed for even though my graphics card was better than what was needed. Those were the good old days when games for windows were still programmed for dos.

simon1812
simon1812

I remember the first game, loved it.

foojam
foojam

Killing pedestrians, hell yeah, many tv news had crucified this game but it's coming back, i like this.

pszone
pszone

did this got bannad in 90s mmm yes but i think this should get allformats realse as well pc. pc need some games as well ps3

chtgamer
chtgamer

with green blood for consoles, with red - for PC. please :P

gigk9
gigk9

Who thinks this would be a good 3DS game? limbs and other bits of gore flying at you lol

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

@dagrimmreepa Yeah, but even when TDR2000 was crap compared to the first games, it was a truckload of fun to make cheat-enabled mayhem and destruction on some of the stages

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Please make it good!!!! I loved these games!

Megamoss1984
Megamoss1984

Why digital release only? I'm fairly certain the demand is out there to warrant a big game Blu-ray release. The original Carmageddon is probably one of the games i've lost the most hours of my life to. Blummin' loved it.

pyshco
pyshco

all it needs is guns and more gore mmm

jordan1
jordan1

about time they made a new one, give me rag doll physics and dismemberment!

thrice00
thrice00

Woohoo!!!!! I just hope we won't be back with green blood zombies.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Between this and the new upcoming Twisted Metal, I'll be in automotive death heaven. great news.

Caldrin
Caldrin

I had hours and hours of fun playing the carmageddon games.. this is great news just hope they can capture the magic again :)

James9002uk
James9002uk

I hope they put some decent work into this, Dead Rising VS Death Race = Awesomeness!

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Dukenukem, twisted metal and now this loving the return of classic games

itchyflop
itchyflop

@RadView totally agree!!! i had to boot mine up in dos, great fun !!!

Gomtor
Gomtor

Carmageddon 2 was one of my all time favourites. Gross but satisfying.

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

Carmageddon 2 was so much fun. Back in the day we would hook up PC's and just have a blast with the multiplayer. I swear I have never laughed so much with things like the big spring and solid granite. Cant wait to see this game come back!

Psycold
Psycold

Oh and bring back Solid granite car!

Psycold
Psycold

Electro-bastard Ray FTW!

namdar
namdar

what about road rash!

jrhawk42
jrhawk42

A childhood favorite... now just bring back smash TV.

ptown58
ptown58

More good news , hope they don't get in trouble with the upright citizens brigade.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is my favorite racing/car/vehicular combat video game ever. Twisted Metal, basically started it all. It was a great game but I don't play it anymore. I STILL play Carmageddon 2 to this day.

namdar
namdar

I use to pound the living crap out of my car with tnt... making it into a ball of scrap metal in CARMA 2 Great game hope it hits pc :)

jmc88888
jmc88888

Before GTA, the way to run people over and splatter them was Carmeggedon. Let's just hope they aren't like THQ and Red Faction Armageddon and leave out (in RFA's case multiplayer) but for this splattering people.

rastotm
rastotm

Awsome, i hope their damage model is as awsome as in part 2. I just loved splitting cars in 2 parts....

aarow82
aarow82

Hope they still have the football stadium level...

PizzaDude81
PizzaDude81

 @Dordledum

 Release date will be February 2013. First for PC, later for XBOX360 and PS3. Maybe other platforms like Mac/Linux and mobile will be added.