Carmageddon: Reincarnation News

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: Reincarnation becomes a PS4 and next Xbox game as well

"The true triple-A quality of a game should come out of the gameplay, not out of how bloody shiny it is."

Remember Carmageddon: Reincarnation? It was a successfully Kickstarted, modest reboot of Carmageddon for PC, Mac and Linux. Originally it was due out, well, nowish, although development was extended at Christmas time.

Carmageddon Reincarnation Mac and Linux versions confirmed

Carmageddon Reincarnation Mac and Linux versions confirmed

Kickstarter ends with 156% of target raised.

Mac and Linux versions of Carmageddon Reincarnation are confirmed after its Kickstarter ended with 156 per cent of its target raised.

UK studio Stainless Games had asked for $400,000. It ended up with $625,143 after 30 days of campaigning.

In addition to a copy of the game backers receive rewards ranging from t-shirts to posters, miniature models of the game's cars to a chance to appear in the game as a pedestrian. The top tier reward was to become one of the game's driver characters with a custom car of your own design. This reward sold out, with all three places taken up by backers who were willing to give $10,000.

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