Combit Studios has announced it is currently developing a sequel to the popular sidescrolling fighter River City Ransom, which was released on the NES in 1989.

According to its website, the Canada-based studio will be working with Million - the developer behind the Game Boy Advance remake River City Ransom EX - in order to create the best experience possible.

To help fund the project, Combit will launch a crowd-funding campaign this Summer.

A sequel to River City Ransom was announced for WiiWare back in 2011, however the developer Miracle Kids confirmed last year that it had put the project on hold indefinitely while it worked on a different title.

This new sequel is down for an August 2014 release on PC, however in the announcement Combit states additional platforms are "under consideration" - do we smell stretch goals?

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