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Wii U getting Road Redemption from Dark Sea Games

A spiritual successor to Road Rash will be available on Wii U if its Kickstarter succeeds.

Developer Dark Sea Games recently took to Kickstarter to seek funding for their new project called Road Redemption, which is a spiritual successor to the Road Rash series of games released in the 90s. Right now the Kickstarter sits at just under $60k funding with 18 days to go for total of $160k sought. You can find the trailer above.

When asked about the Wii U version specifically, the developers address why they think the Wii U is a good fit for the game.

We believe that the Wii U is a great fit for Road Redemption.

The tablet-style gamepad has great potential for local multiplayer gaming without the need for a splitscreen, and we hope to see more developers taking advantage of this potential.

Nintendo has reached out to independent game developers by wholeheartedly embracing the Unity 4 gaming engine for Wii U development. Thankfully, the Wii U’s strong technical specs, specifically the 2GB of ram, will allow us to bring the full Road Redemption experience to this console.

The game will feature an RPG-like progression system, where players will earn cash according to how well they do in the races. This cash can be spent in the bike shop on better bikes, or customizations for your current bike. Improvements to your own character are also available to be purchased. If you’re interested in seeing the game on the Wii U, you can support the Kickstarter to help the game reach its current funding goal.

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  • discuss

    It was cool in this past but it should have stayed that way :)

  • THIZZLER209

    Nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.quatier Ryan Quatier

    Very nice

  • Nintendofreak

    very very nice

    • Nintedward

      Tres bien!

      • Nintendofreak

        merci mon ami

        • Nintedward

          Je deteste le Microcock!

          • Nintendofreak

            Vous détestez les gens ne devrais juste cause

          • Nintendofreak

            isnt google translate wonderful

          • Captain~Raid

            lol

  • Captain~Raid

    We, Need, More, PLEDGES!!!!!

    This game is too awesome!! I want this game but we need more pledges to get it, yet the pledge goal is freaking high! $160k

    Update as of Tuesday April 23rd, 2013/ -1,920 Backers | -$58,623- pledged of -$160,000 goal- | -18days to go-

    Source: Kickstarter | – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkseasgames/road-redemption -

    • NkoSekirei

      wat update i didnt get it or even see it wen i went on

      • Captain~Raid

        Weblink is there bud.

  • CharmanderRulz

    This looks just as awesome as the first one! looks a bit more slow passed and I can’t say it the music keeps up with the original but if this is anything like the old bike beat em up I WANT IT NOW!!!

  • D.M.T

    This brings back memories. When I used to play Road Rash on PS1 for hours and hours. I want this game on my Wii U :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/kos1c Dell Goodman

      I used to play hours on the Sega Genesis version of the game. I think the other year, me and my brother were using emulators with controllers to play side by side on a Genesis emulator. This is one of the games from my child hood I’m glad to see being rebuilt.

    • jay

      That game was awesome! Used to play it on Genesis.

  • Zombie Boy

    On the fence about this one. I loved Road Rash, and the idea of an online multiplayer version is definitely appealing… But what I’ve seen so far just looks like any other motorbike racing game (with added ultraviolence). If the other npc racers have individual characters (think of the portraits of the bikers on the PS1 menu screens – let’s see them on bikes! If the player’s character can go without a helmet, surely the npcs can too?), and can come back from taking a truck in the face, then it’d be more appealing. I think I’ll wait until its done before I form a proper opinion as to whether I’ll buy it or not!

  • Johny

    this….looks….amazing… and when he started talking how the game is not easy and very skill based, i was sold… I LOVE THAT KIND OF GAMES !! skill all the way ! no gay handicaps and assists

  • jcnba28

    This is great news. More indie games the better!

  • Link Slayer

    Man i played this game so much on my old Sega Genisis. I’m interested!

  • Super Buu

    Developers trying something new :D
    And it’s NOT an FPS or TPS :’D

  • uPadWatcher

    Powered by UNITY Engine 4!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Looks like a damn good game to me
    If it’s PEGI 16 I will buy it

    • Dominic Coradazzi

      what’s rating got to do with it?
      some of the most covetted games of all time are rated E (Pegi 7)

      • Morits Lian

        No it’s just that I’m not 18
        Thanks for the downvote btw, I never meant to say it that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    Its pretty awesome that they are using the brand new Unity engine :3 Looks like fun and another game I will buy

  • http://www.facebook.com/kos1c Dell Goodman

    Man, I had no idea about this. I’m putting in 20 bucks towards this. Can’t wait for another Road Rash style game. Please, don’t go over the top with arcadey combat.

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    Wii U keeps getting high powered games that devastate the mind! I hope the gameplay is good!

  • Archiq09

    This game look very cool! :D
    I want it and good job for have make a game on WiiU ;)

  • ConCity Soldier

    I used to have Road Rash on Sega Genesis and the game was awesome! The simple trash talking by other racers made me want to play even more, would love to see them implement the trash talking after the races end, as it did before on the Sega Genesis. The gameplay looks just as fun as it was back then, which puts a smile to my face. :-)

  • Mark Thom

    strong technical specs, specifically the 2GB of ram, hmmmmmm ok

  • Gecko Altair

    This game looks great! i will buy it for sure if it comes.

  • Jeovany

    It looks like a fun game but can people make sure you research the developer to make sure they actually can make a game. Also you shouldn’t donate until they release public information on how the money will be spent and why they need so much. Also it would be nice if they told us what would they do if they have extra money when their done with the game

  • Elem187

    YES!!! I loved this game on the commodore

  • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

    What about his gay and handicapped? Pretty sure those are adjectives, actually.

  • Johny

    *you’re