Something to look forward to: The old-school first-person shooter Rise of the Triad was already remastered in 2013, but a new version of the game is now slated for 2023. It’s back from the 90’s with improved graphics and features, an all-new level editor, and support The complete online and local multiplayer game.
Nightdive Studios continues to remake good old shooters, although the next project from the Vancouver developer isn’t what people were expecting. The fans were Waiting for the hereticOr Quake II or even some Wolfenstein 3D news, while the company just announced Rise of the Triad remaster instead. So Nightdive revamps another FPS game from the ’90s, using a “modern” engine with many features and graphics improvements that gamers are giving away these days.
Rise of the Triad: Dark War was released by Apogee Software (later called 3D Realms) in 1995, just two years after Doom arrived. The clash with id Software’s legendary masterpiece didn’t go well, so the Apogee title went down in history as “another version of the Doom clone” with no particularly original things to say. The game has sold about 110,000 copies in addition to the trial version downloads (Rise of the Triad: The Hunt Begins), and was eventually re-released in 2013.
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is a brand new mod developed by Nightdive in collaboration with New Blood Interactive, and should offer more than just a “simple” remake or re-release compatible with modern game consoles. The original RofT used a modified version of the Wolfenstein 3D engine – it was already supposed to be called “Wolfenstein 3D II: The Rise of the Triad” before id sold the license to Apogee – while the new Ludicrous Edition uses Nightdive’s KEX engine capable of supporting up to to 4K, ultra-fast resolutions, unlimited frame rates, updated HUD and UI versions.
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition will include all of the original RotT episodes and expansion packs, plus additional game content restored from the Lost Trials and an all-new episode created by New Blood Interactive and industry veterans. After all the blasting stones and monks of the base game, players will be able to create new maps thanks to the integrated level editor; The multiplayer game includes support for online matches and LAN matches with multiple game modes. There’s also a “Jukebox”, and the ability to play either a 1995 or 2013 soundtrack.
Being a remaster, RotT: Ludicrous Edition must follow the same script as the original game: a dangerous religious sect does their misdeeds at an ancient monastery located on San Nicholas Island, off Southern California, and a team of special agents known as the HUNT (United Nations High Danger Task Force) are dispatched ) To investigate. The squad eventually discovers the cult’s plans to destroy Los Angeles, and the mission objective turns into the complete destruction of the aforementioned evil cult.
Players will be able to choose from five characters with different stats and attributes, while the means of destruction include 13 weapons that shoot bullets, missiles, or even magic. Unlike other Doom shooting games, RotT forces the player to choose a total of four weapons to carry at once. Ludicrous Edition will be released in 2023 on Steam and GOG for PC, while it will include console support for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S and Switch.