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Rise of the Triad Remastered

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Apogee Entertainment
Release Date: 2022

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'Rise of the Triad Remastered' Publishing Rights Picked Up By Apogee Entertainment, Coming In 2022

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2022 @ 3:02 p.m. PST

Rise of the Triad Remastered is the rebirth of the cult-classic first-person shooter, bigger, better and more ludicrous than ever before.

Step into the shoes of the H.U.N.T. (High-Risk United Nations Taskforce) with five unique characters, each with different play styles.

The full arsenal of over-the top weapons is back, including the Flamewall, Firebomb, Split Missile, Drunk Missile and, of course, the Excalibat! ROTT is bloodier and more ludicrous than ever, with full character and enemy dismemberment.

The iconic original soundtrack has been completely re-forged in the fires of heavy metal!

The original Rise of the Triad helped iterate on first-person shooters in ways still felt to this day. Then known as Apogee Software, the developers exhibited a wild willingness to experiment. With five distinct playable characters, complex maps embracing verticality, and an arsenal of bullet, missile, and magical weapons, shooter fans had a chaotic chemistry set at their disposal.

Apogee Software revisited Rise of the Triad in 2013, creating a remake alongside developer Slipgate Ironworks (formerly known as Interceptor Entertainment). Rise of the Triad 2013 modernized the adventure in Unreal Engine 3 but stayed true to the original’s spirit with fast movement, non-linear level design with tons of secrets, and multiple playable characters.

Digital preservation of classic games grows more important by the day. As such, 3D Realms and Apogee Entertainment originally planned to co-publish a remaster of the 1995 version. Over the past year, both parties agreed that since Apogee had published the 2013 remake, it made the most sense to pass the torch back to Apogee.

Fans of the franchise can rest assured that the continued development of the project is in good hands. The core of the action-packed shooter shall remain intact while introducing modern features like wide-screen, mouselook, revamped multiplayer and more later this year on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. 

“While there’s a special place in our heart for Rise of the Triad, we know it's in good hands with our friends at Apogee Entertainment,” said Frederik Schreiber, CEO at 3D Realms. “While we never mind having to drag out a CRT monitor to play old favorites, we hope this release helps new players experience this classic.”

Rise of the Triad Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2022.


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