The seemingly insatiable THQ Nordic has announced the acquisition of yet another beloved, but regrettably dormant gaming IP. This time around, it's classic (and notorious) vehicular smash-'em-up Carmageddon's turn to join the publisher's rapidly swelling ranks.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation release date announced

Gory vehicle smash 'em-up Carmageddon: Reincarnation leaves Steam Early Access and launches proper on 23rd April 2015, developer Stainless has announced.

The release version of the game includes a career mode, which consists of 16 chapters. Each chapter has three or four events, making for a total of 50. There's also multiplayer for up to eight players.

Here are the event types:

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Carmageddon is free for a day to celebrate its iOS launch

Carmageddon is free for a day to celebrate its iOS launch

Good carma for funding its Kickstarter.

1997 cult classic racer Carmageddon has arrived on iOS today where it's free for 24 hours as a way to thank all those who backed the mobile port on Kickstarter.

As of tomorrow the price will go on sale at 1.49 / $1.99 for a limited time before settling on an a yet to be revealed standard price.

The iOS port was developed by Stainless Games, the studio behind the original Carmageddon 15 years ago. Back then the game was banned in several countries and came out in a censored version in the UK where civilians were changed to green-blooded zombies. By today's standards the uncensored iOS port received a 12+ rating on the App Store worldwide.

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FeatureThe Cunning Stunts of Stainless

The Carmageddon story: from controversy to Kickstarter, via Portia the Pig.

The Isle of Wight doesn't really do excitement. My wife, an Islander, often regales me about the time BHS in Newport installed an escalator - and she joined the crowds of people queuing up to have a go on it. If you ignore the increasingly chronic youth unemployment (as most do) the Island is a place of beautiful green fields, cream teas and a well-supported donkey sanctuary. It's not where you'd expect to find the birthplace of Carmageddon.

Eidos halts Carmageddon

Sources claim development has stopped.

Eidos has halted development of Carmageddon at Visual Science, Eurogamer understands, although it's not clear whether the game has been canned completely or whether it will resurface at another developer.