Last week, Blizzard revealed that they were working on a secret fifth project. Today, there's a rumor going around that said project is - I shit you not - a new Redneck Rampage game.

Redneck Rampage was a first-person shooter released in 1997 that told the story of two brothers trying to rescue their prized pig Bessie from aliens. The game spawned three sequels: Redneck Rampage Rides Again, Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66 and Redneck Deer Huntin'. The series has been dormant for about a decade, though.

IncGamers reported today that Blizzard Entertainment acquired the trademark rights to the franchise. Seems like an odd fit for Blizzard, to be honest. They've been known to add humorous touches to their game (e.g. Paris Hilton references in World of Warcraft) but making a shooter, particularly one with a premise like Rampage, seems too simple of a project for them.

IncGamers points out that a few designers on Blizzard's staff actually worked on Rampage, though, so maybe they persuaded the higher-ups to grab the license on the cheap. Just because they've got the license doesn't mean they're making a brand new game, either. Maybe they'll remake the original for Xbox Live Arcade or PSN?

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