River City Ransom Underground, sequel gets funding

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  1. Another World
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    River City Ransom is a classic NES beat-um-up that successfully infused a great story, fun fighting, and RPG-like elements. The game has a cult following that has allowed it to remain popular with each new generation of retro gamers, perhaps due to its GBA "remake" titled River City Ransom EX. On more than one occasion, a sequel to the original game has been in various stages of development, yet for different reasons the projects were never completed. After the trademark lapsed and was quickly picked up, a kickstarter campaign followed that promised to properly reimagine the spirit of the original game in a modern day sequel. As of today the campaign has been fully funded, yes we will be seeing a proper RCR sequel on at least the Windows operating systems. The stretch goals include other operating systems, next gen consoles, and handhelds, but with 70 hours to go it is yet unclear if these releases will even be considered.

    If you follow me on Twitter then you may have read the conversation that involved a GCW Zero port. It would appear that the RCRU team is interested in such a release but would need to hit their Linux stretch goals for such a thing to be seriously considered. There is also the matter that MonoGame would need to be ported to MIPS and the fact that OpenGL ES 2.0 is still in beta.

    There is still time to support this project, the digital buy in level is at $15. For more information on this project please see the links below.

    :arrow: Kickstarter Campaign
    :arrow: Developer's Blog
     
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  2. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    nice... let's hope it hits systems after pc gets it first... also one word. BARF!!
     
  3. The Milkman

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    Figures the projects worth funding don't reach their strech goals.
     
  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Pfft, whatever. I liked River City Ransom before it was Underground.

    Wait...
     
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  5. Kouen Hasuki

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    All this does is remind me of the scaring renegade 3 the final chapter gave me

    Then again I could be tempted to try another 8 bit beat em up
     
  6. The_Wherebare

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    I played Rivercity for the GBA and I thought it was one of the best beat'em ups I've have ever played. this is pretty cool news :D
     
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  7. Lilith Valentine

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    Shut up and take my credit card!
     
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    Looks like fun.
    I love retro games but never heard of this one unfortunately.
     
  9. Lemmy Koopa

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    How did the get the licensing for this game?
     
  10. Chocolina

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    That game was retarded.
    All my kickstarter money this year is going to Shantae Half Genie Hero and Shovel Knight
     
  11. mario5555

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    From the Kickstarter page (hint: might wanna read it, lotsa neat info on there)

     
  12. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    I just want to say two things, one is this:
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    The seccond is that I'll not back it, I like the project but I still dont do crowdfunding
     
  13. Zeliga

    Zeliga One step closer.

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    I never heard of this game??
     
  14. DS1

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    Yes!
    It's a shame neither Yoshida or Sekimoto have given this game their blessing, and even worse that we aren't getting the remake to Kishimoto's Renegade (thanks region-locked 3DS -_-).
     
  15. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    It is from NES. If you do not played at least 15 NES games, I suggest you to do this, it is a kind of embryo of many blackbusters from today's video games.
     
  16. Another World
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    they hit their linux goal. when asked if they would port the game to the gcw zero, i got the following response: "Once we have Linux builds stable we'll be looking into it. Hopefully can fit it into release sched. If not, after."

    -another world
     
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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    *Spins Revolver*

    Two shots each.