First Look at Apogee’s Rise of the Triad Remake


Ahhh… Is that the lovely scent of shareware in the air? Yep, must be, because Apogee Software is in the news again today with an announcement you probably didn’t see coming.

An Unreal Engine 3 remake of cult-favorite first-person shooter Rise of the Triad is in development at Interceptor Entertainment for a PC digital download release later this year via Steam. I’m ashamed to admit that I must’ve been playing too much Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem 3D at the time to notice this lesser known 90s era FPS, but the remake sure looks like a dismemberment- and explosion-filled blast from the past based on the first trailer and screenshots released today (check the bottom of the page).

Apogee and Interceptor sure are packing on the features, too. Take a look at this LONG list of Rise of the Triad‘s 2012 offerings:

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

-Blast through over 20 of levels of explosive single-player action.

-Unique multiplayer maps bring back all the fun and excitement of classic ROTT.

– The full arsenal of over-the top weapons is back, including the Flamewall, Firebomb, Split Missile, Drunk Missile and, of course, the Excalibat!

– The maniacal modes return, too, with God mode, Elasto mode, Mercury mode, Shrooms mode and everyone’s favorite, Dog mode!

– Build your own levels, mods and share them with Valve’s Steamworks.

– Offline single-player and multiplayer allows for instant action.

– Find tons of secrets, collectables, special events and hidden areas to explore.

– Get more than 100 achievements to add to your score, which is tracked on our worldwide leaderboard and stat-tracking system.

– 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!

– Nostalgia abounds with the option to play with all the original sounds and music.

– Built on fully-licensed Unreal Engine 3 technology, ROTT will run on low-end PCs and push high-end PCs to their limits!

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