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Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: New Blood Interactive (EU), Apogee Entertainment (US)
Developer: NightDive Studios
Release Date: July 31, 2023

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'Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition' Playable Demo Coming To Steam Next Fest: June 2023 Edition - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2023 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT

Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition takes players back to the era when shooters were elegant in their simplicity and filled with balls-to-the-wall ferocious action.

Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition beckons both new operatives and nostalgic diehards with deliciously simple, fun-as-hell ‘90s shooter action. Enjoy timeless visuals flawlessly presented by Nightdive Studios’ proprietary KEX engine in 4K with no-fuss support for 60FPS and higher frame rates, increased FOV, cloud saves, achievements, and more. Updated HUD and UI elements give a clean look at a stone-cold classic campaign plus restored cut content and a new, original story episode in the Rise of the Triad (ROTT) universe.

Rejoin the HUNT, an elite five-member task force, on a dangerous island occupied by fanatical cultists. Experience ROTT’s many innovations rendered better than ever, from its five playable heroes—each with different hit points, speed, and accuracy—to its deadly traps, elevated, multilayered stages and unhinged power-ups. Blast straight to the dark heart of a conspiracy aiming to destroy Los Angeles, armed with a legendary arsenal of dual pistols, heat-seeking missiles, bone-charring walls of flame, and an enchanted baseball bat.

Take the explosive, magical action online with gibtastic multiplayer COMMbatt deathmatch supporting up to 11 players—no dial-up screeching required. See where pioneering game modes began with Capture the Triad, the first capture-the-flag mode in FPS history, and Hunter, in which a sole “prey” player faces off against a whole team of hunters. Even theindustry-changing level editor returns for PC players, now easier to use and boasting Steam Workshop support.

Made for ROTT fans, by ROTT fans, plus its original creators, Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition worships at the altar of this legendary adventure. Nightdive Studios puts the exact original sprites and textures on loving display at modern resolutions, while the FPS OGs at Apogee Entertainment and New Blood Interactive supervise the creation of this definitive version of a beloved cult classic.

Today, Nightdive Studios, New Blood Interactive, and Apogee Entertainment have announced that a demo for Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition — the jointly created top-down remaster of the 1994 FPS — will launch during Steam Next Fest: June 2023 Edition (June 19th).

Headlining this demo news blast is a fresh look at the game’s new features and content, including content from the “lost” betas of Rise of the Triad, a level editor (with Steam Workshop support), new HUD, multiplayer, character sprites, a brand new episode, and updated 4K visuals.

The demo will feature levels from The HUNT Begins, Dark War, Extreme ROTT and our new episode  'The Hunt Continues'

Nightdive Studios will also be partnering up with Limited Run Games for physical Standard and Collector’s Edition versions of Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition.

And just in case you missed it, Lexi Mayfield (Nightdive), Dave Oshry (New Blood), Scott Miller (Apogee & 3D Realms), Sam Prebble (Trigger Happy Interactive), Shannon O’Neill (Hellforge Studios), and voice actor Gianni Matragrano hosted the Rise of the Retro FPS panel at PAX East 2023.

Key Features:

  • 4K and Ultrawide Resolution support + Unlimited frame rates
  • All original ROTT episodes and expansion packs
  • Restored game content from "lost" betas
  • Ability to play with 1995 or 2013 Soundtracks + Jukebox
  • Online & LAN Comm-Bat Multiplayer featuring multiple game modes
  • A brand new easy-to-use Level Editor
  • NEW episode created by New Blood, Night Dive and Apogee Software Veterans

Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in 2023 for $19.99.

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