From Press Release:
DALLAS — July 31, 2023 — Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition, the definitive release of the cult classic FPS by original developer and publisher Apogee Entertainment, the maniacal minds at New Blood Interactive, and the gaming treasure hunters at Nightdive Studios, launches on Steam for PC and GOG today. Ludicrous Edition will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility later this year.
Thanks to Nightdive Studios’ proprietary KEX engine, players can hop into a time machine and experience the genre-defining ‘90s masterpiece that started an FPS revolution, built straight from the original source code. Enjoy a blast to the past with loads of new features like visuals upscaled to 4K, 60+ frames gameplay, ultrawide resolution support, controller support, increased FOV, cloud saves, and music and sound options from every ROTT era, from the original to the 2013 remake.
“Rise of the Triad was ahead of its time. It was a trailblazer and a game of many firsts – the first dually wielded pistols, first capture the flag mode, and first shooter where you could look up and down!” says said Scott Miller, founder of Apogee Entertainment and original project manager of Rise of the Triad circa 1995. “It’s been an honor to revitalize a game I worked on nearly 30 years ago, and it would not have been possible without our friends at New Blood and Nightdive Studios. We can’t wait to bring it to consoles later this year.”
When Cultists target Los Angeles for destruction, only the High-Risk United Nations Task-Force (codenamed H.U.N.T.) can end their reign of terror. Gear up and load out as one of five elite operatives, each with their own attributes, and infiltrate the cult monastery to stop their nefarious plans. Dive deep into ROTT lore with 5 full campaign modes and expansion packs, new cutscenes, and explore never-before-seen content from previously-lost beta builds.
Run and gun through labyrinthine levels and splatter LUDICROUS GIBS across the island with over-the-top weapons. Double the fun with the gaming world’s first-ever dual-wield pistol setup, or blast the iconic Drunk Missile and watch rockets trail off with a mind of their own. Mix things up with magical weapons like the legendary Excalibat, and delete foes in the blinkof an eye with the Hand of God.
Crank up the intensity with 11-player online multiplayer “COMM-BAT” featuring 10 unique maps. Team up and fight for power in the innovative Capture the Triad mode – the first-ever “capture the flag” mode in video game history. Or take it old school and jump into classic Normal and Team normal game modes.
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is available now on Steam and GOG for $19.99 USD and releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One along with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility later this year. Language interface options include English, French, Italian, German and Spanish (Spain).