Enjoy Classic and Never-Before-Seen Content Perfectly Recreated on Modern Hardware
DALLAS – June 5, 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 retro gaming wizards at Nightdive Studios, sets crosshairs on a launch date of Monday, July 31, 2023, on Steam for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Demo the classic FPS action on June 19th during Steam Next Fest.
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is more than a faithful recreation of the highly influential, genre-defining shooter. Thanks to Nightdive Studios’ proprietary KEX engine, it is the original shooter in its true form, built with the original source code. Experience a perfect mix of past and present with 60+ frames-per-second gameplay, classic pixelated artwork upscaled to 4K resolution, increased field-of-view, cloud saves, achievements, and more.
Join the H.U.N.T., an elite squad of special forces and investigate mysterious activity off the California coast and unravel the mystery of the Triad cult. Select from five operatives, each with their own hit points, speed and accuracy statistics, and blast a path back to Los Angeles. Play through five separate campaigns including new episodes, expansion packs and never-before-seen Rise of the Triad content from previously-lost beta builds.
Splatter blood and gibs (LUDICROUS GIBS!) across the island with over-the-top weaponry like dual-wield pistols (the first dual-wield in video game history), heat-seeker missiles, and earth-shaking Firebombs. Take the H.U.N.T. online without the hassle of dial-up internet with multiplayer COMM-BAT supporting up to 11 players. Go one-versus-ten in Hunter mode, and encounter the first ever capture-the-flag mode in FPS history in “Capture the Triad” mode. Experience the FPS that revolutionized 1994 by adding verticality.
Recreate any Rise of the Triad experience with multiple iterations of the classic original soundscape, or rock out to the heavy metal 2013 reboot soundtrack. Inject the perfect dose of fast-paced FPS madness into the mix with an all-new level editor, and get the upper hand on enemies with the inclusion of ROTT’s original cheat codes (if you can remember them!).
“Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is a blast to the past in the best way possible. I would know, I was there!” says Scott Miller, founder of Apogee Entertainment and original project manager of Rise of the Triad. “It was a pivotal title that pushed the FPS genre forward, and thanks to the KEX engine from Nightdive, the original version lives on for another generation to experience a piece of FPS history.”
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition arrives on PC via Steam, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and GOG for $19.99 USD on Monday, July 31, 2023. Nightdive Studios will also be partnering up with Limited Run Games for the physical versions of Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition. A Standard and Collector’s Edition are in the works and will be available across multiple platforms. Stay tuned for more details and a Collector’s Edition reveal in the future. Check out the Limited Run store to pick up Nightdive Studios merch today.
About Apogee Entertainment
The “Apogee Model,” as described in the new book, Shareware Heroes (Aug. 2022 release), was the starting point for talented indie developers to bypass retail and sell their games using online distribution in 1990. Apogee founder Scott Miller created this new model and soon funded, mentored, and published many indie upstarts and released a legendary string of global success stories, like Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D, Rise of the Triad, Shadow Warrior, Max Payne and Prey, earning over a billion dollars commercially. Miller also created the 3D Realms label for Apogee, which was sold to Embracer Group in 2021.
The new Apogee Entertainment, with founder Scott Miller and longtime partner Terry Nagy at the helm, will empower today’s incredibly talented indie developers, paving the way for their global success with innovative ideas, cutting-edge marketing, and the same fearlessness that changed the industry.
About New Blood Interactive
New Blood Interactive is a game studio founded by friends and run like maniacs. We develop, we publish, it’s Whatever.
About Nightdive Studios
Based in Vancouver, Washington, Nightdive Studios is a dedicated team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation of gamers. Hit titles from Nightdive Studios include System Shock 2, System Shock Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Shadowman Remastered, and PowerSlave Exhumed. Nightdive Studios’ full-fledged remake of the iconic System Shock released on May 30, 2023. More info can be found at the company’s website at www.nightdivestudios.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/NightDiveStudios or via Twitter at @NightDiveStudio.