NES Brawler 'River City Ransom' Set For Kickstarter Sequel

River-City-Ransom-Underground-KickstarterAn officially licensed follow up to the classic Nintendo NES brawler River City Ransom, better known as Street Gangs in Europe, is being developed by Conatus Creative, via the magic of crowdfunding.

A while back several of the original developers behind the third title in the Kunio-kun series were looking at reviving this iconic title. Sadly, that project came to an end in October 2012 following the team in charge deciding to focus their efforts elsewhere. With Canadian developers Conatus Creative now in ownership of the game's license, all-grown-up protagonists Alex and Ryan are set to return in River City Ransom: Underground.

According to its Kickstarter page the title is set to feature both a single player campaign and co-op modes, and is set for a PC release only as of right now (although the project's stretch goals would like to see the game on as many platforms as possible). The game's legacy seems to be in good hands indeed, with a lot of care being put into every aspect of the sequel.

We've set out to create a sequel worthy of the name, paying homage to the original while recapturing its charm and gameplay innovation. This is our love letter to River City Ransom, Technōs Japan, and the epic fighting and wrestling games of the 80's and 90's. We're pushing the envelope of all two dimensions with this ambitious retro revival.

River City Ransom: Underground Kickstarter Trailer

Are you as excited as us to see where this project goes? Let us know!

Link: River City Ransom: Underground Kickstarter

Last Updated ( 11 September 2013 )  

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