Carmageddon series creator Stainless Games announced today that it has reacquired the rights to the bloody combat-racer series. The best way to celebrate this is, of course, to make a new entry, which is just what Stainless is doing with Carmageddon: Reincarnation.
"Carmageddon: Reincarnation will feature the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success." said Stainless co-founder Neil Barnden in the announcement. "All the laughs, the crazy power-ups, and extreme destruction will return. 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."
Stainless explains that it is in the "early stages of pre-production development" on Carmageddon: Reincarnation, and "is actively seeking a partner with whom to move the project on to full production." The developer expects to launch Reincarnation as a downloadable game in 2012.
Specific platforms haven't been confirmed, but the last two Stainless games--Risk: Factions and Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers--both hit PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
Stainless only developed the first two Carmageddon games, the good ones released back in 1997 and 1998. Carmageddon TDR 2000 and the recent mobile versions were made by other studios.