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Earlier in the summer we told you about a Canadian development studio that was planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a licensed sequel to the much loved NES brawler River City Ransom / Street Gangs. Known then as Combit Studios, the rebranded Conatus Creative has now launched its Kickstarter campaign for River City Ransom: Underground.

Described as a "2.5D open world beat'em up with RPG elements, just like the classic game", this once again features Alex and Ryan alongside a new cast of characters; it'll also include four player local and online co-op. So far the only confirmed platform is PC, with the developer yet to set stretch goals, though its stated it wants to try and release on as many platforms as possible. Conatus Creative is primarily concerned with hitting its original target at this stage, with funding on $27,246 Canadian Dollars at the time of writing — the target sits at $180,000 with 28 days to go.

Check out the pitch video below and let us know what you think.

[source kickstarter.com, via eurogamer.net]