The Carmageddon is coming as previously rumoured! Stainless have confirmed that a new game in the anarchic series is on its way, currently in 'early development', and will arrive sometime in 2012 as a downloadable title, although there's no news on platform availability as yet.
The company - responsible for the first two games in the series - also confirmed that the franchise has been 'reacquired' from Square-Enix:
'Carmageddon has returned to its Indie developer roots, and the time is right to bring the game to a new audience,' said Stainless' CEO and co-founder Patrick Buckland. 'Originally an ambitious title that tested the hardware limits of its day, we’re excited that the game will finally get the showcase it deserves on today’s platforms.'
Co-founder and Executive Director Neil Barnden suggested that the new game will contain the 'same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success', and added that the studio is both looking to fulfil the desires of longtime fans and also introduce a whole new generation to rampant vehicular destruction:
'All the laughs, the crazy power-ups, and extreme destruction will return,' said Barnden. 'We will make sure the existing fans get what they want and expect from a Carmageddon game, and a new generation discovers the delights of sliding into a Cunning Stunt.'