I feel the internet has let me down by not letting me know people are doing a River City Ransom sequel on Kickstarter. They have a plan! They have licensing agreement! They have a $15CDN buy in price for a game! They have people who worked on the original brand back in some vague consulting capacity!
It's Kickstarter so your money may disappear into a black hole. It's only Windows at the moment; they'll need to get a lot more money to make it to their stretch goal of Apple, much less PS4/X1 (though they do make it clear they're making plans, including selling it, outside of Kickstarter.) But they did have enough art and background that it seems about as legit as you're going to get on Kickstarter.
I rented RCR about 15 times and then played it on ROM a lot more, so it's karmic balance if my money disappears. And if not, I have a game I will like to play. The project has gone over the pledge goal so it's a go, and you have 48 hours left to throw in your money if you want to participate.