River City Ransom 2

River City Ransom sequel takes to Kickstarter

River City Ransom sequel takes to Kickstarter

Not the same sequel that was announced two years ago.

Two years ago a handful of the original developers of River City Ransom announced that they were working on a sequel to the 1990 NES beat-'em-up/RPG hit. That project never came to fruition as developer Miracle Kidz put it on an indefinite hiatus in October 2012, but now the five-person mostly Canadian team Conatus Creative has purchased the license for the fan-favourite series and has launched a Kickstarter to create its own official sequel to the cult classic with River City Ransom: Underground.

This sequel sees now grown up River City heroes Alex and Ryan framed by the nefarious Slick and his gang, leading the two parties to duke in out in the violent ghetto that is River City.

River City Ransom: Underground will maintain the original game's non-linear structure and RPG progression system, and will support up to four-player co-op both offline and on (though online might not be available at launch).

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River City Ransom 2 in the works

22-year-old NES favourite gets a sequel.

A sequel to fondly-remembered NES side-scroller River City Ransom or Street Gangs as it was known in PAL-land is currently in development, 22 years after the original hit the shelves.