Road Redemption, not to be confused with the Mario Van Peebles'directed movie Redemption Road, has successfully reached its Kickstarter goal and can now be considered a real game. With just about two days left in their crowdfunding campaign Road Redemption hit $160,000, reaching its goal and confirming its full development. Planned for release in August 2014 on Wii U, PC and maybe Xbox 360, one question remains: hell yes. It's not even a question.
It's the spiritual successor to Road Rash that fans have been clamoring for. Third-person motorcycle action with both insane combat and intense racing, because bananas and turtle shells don't do the job as well as chains and shotguns. Add in some ragdoll physics for some extra brutality (and hilarity) and Road Redemption seems perfect after a long day of work for some stress reduction.
As for stretch goals, the team at DarkSeas Games will bring Road Redemption to Xbox 360 if funding reaches $178,000 and add extensive Oculus Rift support at $198,000 (basic implementation will be in the box). If backers can reach that far, I'm sure more goals will be added.
Expect Road Redemption to release on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) in August of 2014 with a Wii U release to follow a few months later (with an Xbox 360 release too, should the stretch goal be met). Of course the Kickstarter campaign is still running, so check out their page and feel free to back if you feel so inclined. If you'd rather wait, there will certainly be opportunities to buy the game at launch.