The rumours were true. Carmageddon lives.

Stainless Games will release Carmageddon: Reincarnation in 2012. Platforms have yet to be announced but we can tell you that it’s a digital downloadable title.

Stainless have ‘reacquired’ the franchise from Square-Enix and fully intend on doing justice to the gritty black comedic stylings of the original games.

Patrick Buckland, Stainless co-founder and CEO said in a statement;

“Carmageddon has returned to its Indie developer roots, and the time is right to bring the game to a new audience. Originally an ambitious title that tested the hardware limits of its day, we’re excited that the game will finally get the showcase it deserves on today’s platforms.”

Fellow Stainless Co-founder Neil Barnden remarked;

“Carmageddon: Reincarnation will feature the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success. All the laughs, the crazy power-ups, and extreme destruction will return. We will make sure the existing fans get what they want and expect from a Carmageddon game, and a new generation discovers the delights of sliding into a Cunning Stunt.”

Expect more details to syrface at E3. Exciting stuff.