Carmageddon Revamped Launches This Year


If you’re in the mood from some brutal action, Carmageddon revamped launches this year with what looks like a new take on the good ol’ classic game. Most who have played the franchise’s past titles would know that it’s a crashfest of endless explosions, races, and very, very dead pedestrians.

The last release on consoles from within the series was Carmageddon 64, launched for the Nintendo 64 back in 1999. One can imagine the difference between that and what sort of powerful platforms we have in 2016. However, the same brutal action can be expected, only with better graphics and an online option to bash into your friends. It might not be the game of the year, but it might definitely become a bit of guilty pleasure for some.

The original game was inspired by the movie Death Race 2000, and saw to a very controversial release. In fact, it was banned in several countries due to the very violent content, because really, nothing is off limits. That sweet little grandma crossing the road or that kid in a wheelchair? Boom. All gone, hit, sliced, blown apart, or run over. It was a time when that level of violence was perhaps not acceptable in games.

The last game released from the series was 2015’s Carmageddon: Reincarnation, a project that received funding through Kickstarter. However, it was limited only on the PC and available through Steam, so it didn’t break any sales records. What it did do, is keep the series alive for a little while long. And now, the list is titles is about to get a little bigger.

Carmageddon: Max Damage will be reach to launch mid-2016 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so everyone will get the chance to play the car-smashing game. That means that we will be getting the next installment of the franchise during the summer months, which are unfortunately always lacking in interesting titles. However, perhaps Carmageddon can bring a bit more life into the warmer months of the year.

Looking at the trailer, it seems it will feature the same explosive action as before, with no mercy toward pedestrians or your opponents. Sports cars, trucks, SUVs, and even pedestrians, all will be smashed into, cut, or any other brutal way to display violence. That’s one way to strengthen friendships between friends. Or other online players that will be fighting against you.

And, as an additional surprise, the developer Stainless Games announced that for those who have continuingly supported the series, they will be getting this last title for free. So, if you have backed the Kickstarter campaign for Carmageddon: Reincarnation or bought it on Steam, Carmageddon: Max Damage will automatically be yours. Free of charge. Happy bashing!

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