River City Ransom: Underground Kickstarter Launches

Believe it or not, it’s been over twenty years since the original River City Ransom taught us how to senselessly kick-ass. A few presidential scandals, some polygon-count increases and a handful of high-school massacres later, Conatus Creative, a small company from Ottawa, Canada has decided to remake the glorious violence-fest and bring back the best part of highschool: RPG beat’em ups.

We’re not talking some garage-built wannabe sequel here, either. Conatus Creative acquired the rights to make an official installment in the series from Million Co., a company comprised of former Technōs staff — creators of the original River City Ransom. The story, described as “an old-fashioned, jet-fueled frame-up” will have you join “Alex, Ryan, and a whole cast of new characters in your struggle to bring Slick to justice and clear your name.”

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Those unfamiliar with the badassery of the original game are encouraged to check it out. Visit the official Kickstarter page to read about the game or claim your bad-to-the-bone pledge rewards now. You could use some cool-juice for your weak muscles, bro.