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Conatus Creative Includes Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals For River City Ransom: Underground

Posted by Orla Madden

It's yours for $320,000

Back in April this year, we reported that Conatus Creative — previously known as Combit Studios — was developing a sequel to River City Ransom, which was first released on the NES back in 1989. The company had planned to run a crowdufunding campaign towards the end of the Summer to help fund the game.

Earlier this month, the developer launched a Kickstarter campaign for River City Ransom: Underground, with $112,599 raised out of a $180,000 target at the time of writing.

However, at the time of launching the campaign, specific platforms on which the game would be released weren't in the description, but since then there's been an update on the project's page which includes Wii U and 3DS stretch goals. Conatus Creative is seeking $320,000 to bring the title to Nintendo's current home and handheld devices.

With 11 days to go, will River City Ransom: Underground reach $320,000 and grace the Wii U and 3DS? Will you be backing the game to make it happen? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Expa0 said:

Not really compared to that mighty9 thing. seriously that thing is one of the biggest scams I've ever seen. With that much money they better deliver the backers something exceptional.



PikminWorld said:

I hope it reaches the Wii U/3DS goal but, I'm not counting on it. I mean it's barely reaching it's original goal and with only 11 days left, it'd have to explode with backers. It looks like a great game though!



CanisWolfred said:

Probably not, but I'm more worried about whether or not they get backed at all...damn, 5 good Kickstarters all around the same time, only one meeting its stretch goals...



MixMasterMudkip said:

It's a real shame Mighty No.9 is eating all the money. This and 1/2 genie hero look great, but aren't doing to hot. 1/2 genie hero may hardly reach it's first stretch goal (and I really want the Patty outfit.), then this may not even get backed. Both really need a miracle right about now.



LeVideoGamer said:

It probably won't make it. Even when Mighty No.9 and Shantae get funded next week, it will still have to compete with Hyper Light Drifter and The Long Dark, two games that are getting a lot of support.

Had they launched with this stretch goal, they might have had a better chance.



Tuurtledove said:

I certainly hope so too!

I remember hearing wonderful little things about the original. And would definitely love to see a sequel to appear. Especially with all those gorgeous little pixel animations and graphics they've managed to pack into the game. That, and their Kickstarter campaign video may one of the few I've seen to date that's genuinely enjoyable to watch



aronatvw said:

They want to go to Sony before nintendo even though most people who even know the original are nintendo fans. Just don't understand how Sony is more of a prime demographic than nintendo fans, I just dont understand?



hcfwesker said:

@aronatvw Nintendo fans, yes. But most are no longer Nintendo gamers because they grew up, and sadly Nintendo just doesn't realize that as they keep trying to cater to younger and more casual audiences. My friends I grew up with moved on, and they will buy Nintendo Consoles, but only when a new Metroid or Zelda is released for them. That is ALL they play when it comes to Nintendo consoles, everything else they want is only on other consoles.

It all boils down to money and which system is most likely to bring in the most profits.



orravan85 said:

I grew up with Nintendo and now my boys are growing up with Nintendo. After buying the Wii U and seeing all the great things Nintendo is doing right with it. I have sworn off other consoles entirely. THIS is THE console of choice for all my games from here out. After using te gamepad, I just can't see myself playing without it ever again.



hcfwesker said:

@FineLerv I am first and foremost a Nintendo fan when it comes to gaming. And I said, "My friends" not me. Though, I find it hard many times to defend Nintendo's stance in gaming. I like nintendo and what they do for the most part; the problem is there's obviously many who don't and think of nintendo as a console for kids. Which leads many to not go anywhere near purchasing a Nintendo console solely based on its reputation of being the "left out" console. Gamers want Games. They want the 3rd party games that everyone is talking about. Nintendo doesn't get these games. It's not their fault, 3rd party devs just dont want to support nintendo consoles (and when we actually do get a game it's the weaker version of the 3 consoles). So it gives the general audience, who DON'T go online and research or join gaming communities like we do, the assumption that Nintendo doesn't allow these games on their console, and therefore it is assumed, by the general gaming audience, Nintendo consoles are mainly for kids. I am a Nintendo fan til the day I die, I can't deny that; been so for 30+ years. But even I'm not blind enough to see Nintendo's ship has sailed when it comes to the "general core gamer" audience. Goto your local gaming store, and ask 10 random strangers, not friends, what console they'd rather have "Playstation 4 or Nintendo WiiU" without explaining what each system does or is about (just based purely by the name brand they hear); and see what results you come up with.



FineLerv said:

@hcfwesker Yes, I'm not denying the misconception. Every non-gamer I talk to will say the same thing. But, I'm asking you what is it about the console that your friends consider "non grown up". Or, more specifically, what is it about the other consoles that they consider "grown up"? I personally found that I "grew out" of XBox years ago.



aronatvw said:

@hcfwesker I'm 27obviously not a kid have a family am a mature responsible adult, and I completely disagree. like finelerv I agree ppl THINK Nintendo caters to children but I have a feeling a lot of kids might be pretty challenged or too challenged by new super Mario challenges, pikmin, any metroid, any Zelda, wonderful 101, monster hunter the list goes on. And btw core gamer is the dumbest term ever, what does it mean? Explain to me.



MakeMyBiscuit said:

I think they shot themselves in the foot when they decided to make it for the PC and the PS4 and Xbox One over the already established consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360. No one even has a PS4 or Xbox One. We have 3 PCs but we don't use them for gaming. Consoles should have been the focus in the begining and expecially Nintendo consoles. I would have loved to have this for the 3DS but again that should have been an original goal not a stretch goal. Look at "Mysterious Cities of Gold" (which I did back). Only for Nintendo systems and they made their mark. I also backed "Shantae: Half-Genie Hero" and because the consoles people actually have were the focus in the beginning, they have made their goal as well. I can't see myself funding the project if it will only be on the PC. It is a shame because I really like the art style and I love the orginal and it looks like they have a really talented team



aronatvw said:

@TheLilK98 your right it was kind ood long soo I didn't read it all at first, at first, he replied to me about Nintendo catering to children as his own opinion and that hit a nerve



aronatvw said:

@TheLilK98 I agree people think Nintendo caters to children. I think its a huge misconception and I think anyone who bases it off the fact Nintendo doesnt get a lot of third party support or doesn't have games for "CORE" gamers is extremely ignorant.



TheLilK98 said:

@aronatvw I think he means recently, as there instances like the 2DS, where Nintendo literally created a re-deisign specifically for little kids. I agree that Nintendo has core franchises (Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, etc), but aside from Zelda they've taken a backseat to a slew of Mario recently, further fuelling the misconception.



hcfwesker said:

@TheLilK98 Congratulations, you completely understood my point. lol. I think some are misinterpreting my comments as N bashing, which is not the case. I just understand the general gamer audience and their misconception of Nintendo. That's why I tried to stress the fact, yes, we, us, who go online and read articles and research gaming news know this ... but not everyone does this, and therefore only go by what they see, hear, and observe that is going on in the nintendo market. I don't buy other consoles for games, I'm stubborn and only play on nintendo consoles. I did buy a 360 for 2 reasons, Banjo Kazooie & Banjo Tooie on the xbox arcade thingy. My PS3 sits in my bedroom for 1 purpose, Netflix lol.

@aronatvw I'm sorry but you jumped the gun too soon. I never said that was MY opinion. It's the obvious opinion of the general gaming audience. And I was replying to your comment on why they wouldn't put this on WiiU, before a Sony console, because fans of the game most likely played this on an NES. I understood your comment and agree with the general idea; however, I also understand developers for games are trying to target the bigger user base to reach as many profits as possible. A huge percentage of gamers of the original have grownup and moved on from Nintendo. It's the stone cold truth. I'm not part of that percentage, but I'm not oblivious to the fact that it's true.



JustinH said:

I want this to do well but as others have said, Mighty No. 9 is sucking up all the money! The Wii U stretch goal is pretty much unhittable but I think they should make the basic goal. Probably no stretch goals though.



JimLad said:

Oh my god, this game MUST BE MADE.
I don't care what platform it's on, I WILL BUY THAT SYSTEM TO PLAY IT.

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