Finish Line Games has announced that they have been working on a remake of Cel Damage for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

The new version of the more than a decade old title will be re-branded as Cel Damage HD and will be available sometime this Spring as a cross-buy title across all three platforms.

If you’re not up to speed on Cel Damage, it’s a frantic vehicular combat game in which contestants battle and compete with one another on the “most popular cartoon demolition derby show on TV.”. Cel Damage HD boils down the roster to 6 characters, as opposed to the 10 found in the original. Among those selectable will be B.T. Bruno, Dominique Trix, Flemming, Fowl Mouth, Sinder and Violet.

“With vibrant cel-shaded art, Cel Damage HD transports players into a real-life cartoon environment, and allows them to explore 13 arena-style levels with 10 playable cars and more than 30 weapon power-ups.”

Cel Damage was originally developed by Pseudo Interactive and made its debut in 2001 for exclusively the original Xbox, however the game would later release on both the Nintendo Gamecube and PlayStation 2 in the following year.

The developers are promising more info in the near future, so stay tuned to TVL for the latest details.

For a peak at the drivers check out the gallery below:

  • Devin Hudson

    All I remember about this game is that it was a cartoony Twisted Metal-style game, and that it came out on Xbox. I had no idea it was even ported to GameCube and PS2 (though I probably still wouldn’t have played it if I had known).

    Can’t say I’m super interested in this one, but it does fill a hole in the Vita’s library at the moment so I may consider it. I would have much preferred a Calling All Cars! HD or just a new Twisted Metal for Vita though.

    • Brian Sharon

      The Canadian connection on this game is incredibly odd.

      • Pata

        I don’t really see the odd-ness here. Pseudo (the original dev) was based in Toronto, and Finish Line is based in Toronto too. Maybe a previous head at Pseudo formed the new dev and purchased the rights to this game. It makes sense.

        • Brian Sharon

          More to it than that 😉

          • Pata

            Well, I’m going to believe you on that one 😉

  • Slizarus

    Woh, I remember this one, I never got to play it, but I know it was one of the first Cel shaded games, or atleast it made a big deal out of being one. I Love Twisted metal, I’ll give this one a shot for sure if it’s at a reasonable price.

  • Lester Paredes

    But I heard that it was really bad. Oh well, I don’t go for car combat much, so I’ll be skipping it.

  • Pata

    More racers are always welcomed to Vita since there is a shortage of them. But a car combat game with triple cross-buy? Sign me up. *throws money at the screen*

  • aros

    Sounds very cool but disappointing they are reducing the number of characters!?

  • aros

    It seems in the original there were 6 basic characters with 4 unlocked upon completing the game. Could that be the case here too?

    • Brian Sharon

      It could be, however we can solely go by what they’ve announced thus far.