Thanks to the fundraising site Kickstarter, the classic motorcycle combat video game 'Road Rash' will rise from the grave as 'Road Redemption' and make its way to current-gen platforms in late 2014.

Growing up in the golden age of Nintendo and Sega Genesis, I played a ton of video games. There was always a special place in my heart for the 'Road Rash' series. I don't think I ever got tired of playing those games and, believe me, I spent more time playing parts 1 and 2 for Genesis than I did doing homework throughout my entire scholastic career.

After a brief 5-7 year hiatus from gaming in my late teens/early 20s, I began wondering where all the sequels to such a simple, yet undeniably awesome game were. There was talk of a new game, there was even a demo video of what the game would look like on current-gen platforms in 2007, but a sequel had never been fully produced.

Enter DarkSeas Games, who started a Kickstarter campaign to revive the franchise which had basically been dead for 14 years. Roughly a month ago, the campaign reached its target fundraising goal, which promises to bring the game to both Xbox 360 and PC (unfortunately, no PS3 port has been mentioned as of yet) by August 2014. The new game, titled 'Road Redemption,' will feature online multiplayer, Oculus Rift support and looks to keep all of the original's core elements intact -- see the trailer above. I can't wait for this game!

Classic Review of 'Road Rash II'