Rise of the Triad remake hits Steam this year

1994 PC shooter remade by Interceptor Entertainment on Unreal Engine 3 with Steamworks integration, online multiplayer.

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Rise of the Triad shall rise again thanks to a remake of the 1994 first-person shooter from Apogee Software, developers of Wolfenstein 3-D and the original Duke Nukem. The new version announced today at QuakeCon is under development by Danish studio Interceptor Entertainment and will land on PC via Steam later this year.

They'll bury you in a lunchbox!

The Unreal Engine 3-based game will preserve much of the original's unique aspects, including five different playable characters, online multiplayer modes, an arsenal featuring weapons like Drunk Missiles and the Excalibat, and a then-unheard of level of blood and gore. It will include Steam achievements as well as full Steamworks integration, allowing users to publish levels and mods they create. "We are all about fast-paced action and this was simply a perfect match for us as fans of old school shooters," said Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber.

Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news from QuakeCon as the convention runs through the rest of the week.

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Morphic
Morphic

Eyeballs sliding down the screen anyone?

 

ALG_82
ALG_82

Excited about this one. One of my all time favorite FPS, glad to see it's coming back. The old copy doesn't work in these modern computers nowadays lol! 

SmallMafia
SmallMafia

I cant believe this game is getting a remake. Its been since forever since I played this as kid! very nostalgic.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Sometimes I marvel at the fact that games like this used to require expensive, high-end desktop computers (something like a 100 MHz 486) costing $1,500, and now, I can play the whole game in its entirety on a smartphone.  The improvements in technology over those 18 years would have been unfathomable to me back then.  And yet, fun is still fun, and that's why games like this stand the test of time.

 

I'm excited about this. Let's hope they capture the feel of the original.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

never played Rise of the Triad,

but to be honest I'm really excited about this.

rarson
rarson

By the way, Apogee didn't develop Wolfenstein 3-D, id did (duh). Apogee published it.

rarson
rarson

Sweet! This game was awesome! Ludicrous gibs!

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

"Like" this comment if you are old enough to have played ROTT during its heyday.

 

C'mon you old farts, I know you're out there!

KFHEWUI
KFHEWUI

Sweet!

 

Wonder if they will be doing the expansion pack too?

 

Maybe next they could do Blood, Shadow Warrior, or even Redneck Rampage. Redneck Rampage is series that should be revived.

koospetoors
koospetoors

Wow, completely forgot about this gem of an old game.

 

That actually reminds me of something, I wonder how things are progressing with Black Mesa Source...

TimboII
TimboII

I know I'm awake because never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this happening....AWESOME! I hope it still plays similar to the original including secret 'pushwalls' and the end level bonuses. Leaderboards for that would be awesome. It'd be cool if it turns out as good as 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein" did from ID all those years ago...

Witchsight
Witchsight

Pfft, and im sure theyll just turn it into some FPS like all the other remakes... Oh wait...

oskuuu
oskuuu

well.. this is something i didn't expect :D now we only need strife remake!

adam1808
adam1808

90's gamer: "My word. I have never heard of this level of blood and gore"

SolidTy
SolidTy

ALLLLLLLLLLLrighty then!

 

I wonder if this Apogee Software game still holds up for todays gamers.

 

 

tightwad34
tightwad34

I used to work with this guy who was from China. When I asked him about the Triads, he claimed he had never heard of them. He was probably 50 and had spent at least 30 years living in China, yet never heard of the Triads. He must have been keeping his mouth shut for some reason, and he was kind of a shady character. Hmmm......

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

yay, still have my original boxed copy of Rise of the Triads: Extreme, including the Dark War expansion :)

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Never played the full game but I did check out the demo after someone recomened it to me.

istrasci
istrasci

Drunk Missiles!!!!  One of the first games I ever played at LAN parties.  Remember trying to play multiplayer with my friend over dial-up modem, and family members kept picking up the phone and screwing it up.

Axe_Armor
Axe_Armor

Finally a shooter to be excited about!

Stedmister
Stedmister

It better keep the soundtrack, It was EPIC

ninjaroach81
ninjaroach81

Holy crap!!!  Didn't see this one coming!

 

Really good news, since ROTT didn't get the attention it deserved the first time around, what with Doom being the big thing at the time.  Drunk Missiles, FTW!!!

rkade8583
rkade8583

OH HELL YES!!! I'm buying this asap.

 

RIP Apogee. I'll always remember the good times (pre Duke3d)

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Awesome....

I never really had a chance top delve too deeply into this game when it was new....

Totally a day one purchase for me. 

Yeah I played ROTT at a LAN fest once, I liked it really interesting game.

Hicks233
Hicks233

So no DRM free version... :(

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Shows how far gaming has come when this was the most violent game on the PC in '94..I was fifteen and we loved every second of this one.

rarson
rarson

 @Bozanimal 

 

I went to an amusement park in 1996 and in the arcade, they had one of those VR machines that you stood under, with the helmet hanging down over top of your head. Being the VR nut that I was, I had to play it, and inside was a special version of ROTT! With full head tracking and everything! Even though I had already played the PC version a ton, and the arcade game was expensive and time-limited, it was awesome.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

 @KFHEWUI I would LOVE to see how wild Redneck Rampage could be now.  PLUS I love the soundtrack to those games.  Love to hear more good psychobilly and bluegrass craziness! :D

npbeersy
npbeersy

 @oskuuu I liked ROTT but  loved strife.  That would be a sweet remake!

rarson
rarson

 @tightwad34 

 

FYI, this is "Rise of the Triad," not "Rise of the Triads," and the game has nothing to do with the Triads.

rarson
rarson

 @MrDouglas 

 

It's not "Rise of the Triads," it has nothing to do with Triads (the criminal organization).

OuroborosChoked
OuroborosChoked

 @Stedmister And the rest of the sound effects, really.  That game had some really fun sound effects and enemy sounds...

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

 @Hicks233 There will be if they end up selling it through GOG at some point...

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

 @rarson

 I remember this at Six-Flags it was like 5.00 for only a brief time to play thn game and luckly my dad let me play this is was sooooooooooooo cooool

 

adam1808
adam1808

 @rarson "I TAKE IT ALL BACK," 90's gamer said. "THESE GIBS ARE THE LUDICRIOUSIEST!"