'Always Sunny' Gets The 'Cheers' Opening Credits Treatment And It's Da...
Michael Beasley Signs Contract With The Miami Heat

Barf! An Officially Licensed ‘River City Ransom’ Sequel Has Hit Kickstarter.

By 09.11.13


Oh, River City Ransom. For you youngsters out there, RCR was a brawler in which stumpy Japanese, er, I mean American kids beat the barf out of each other across an 8-bit open world (15-years before the term “open world” even existed). It also had naked butts. Heh heh. The game wasn’t a huge hit when it was first released, but it’s held up far better than your average NES game and picked up a pretty solid cult following since then.

Well, more River City Ransom may soon be on the way, because River City Random: Underground has just hit Kickstarter. The game is essentially a 16-bit update to the RCR formula, and unlike a lot of the “spiritual successors” to classic 8 and 16-bit games you see on Kickstarter, River City Ransom: Underground is actually officially licensed. Yup, whatever remains of Technos (the original developers of RCR) has declared this a real River City Ransom game.

Hit the jump to check out the standard Kickstarter hype video…

Okay, so the head guy making the game is a bit of a ham, but the game itself looks pretty damn good to me. And hey, they’re only asking for $180,000, which is a fair price to ask for new River City Ransom I’d say — particularly considering some of the junk that’s accumulated far more dough on Kickstarter.

Just one problem — where’s the console port stretch goal? I’ll play River City Ransom on a computer I guess, but it won’t feel quite right.

via Kotaku

TOPICS#kickstarter#video games
TAGSRiver City Ransom

Join The Discussion


Join the discussion. or Register