DALLAS — August 30th, 2023 —Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition (ROTT), the definitive release of the cult classic FPS by original developer and publisher Apogee Entertainment, the maniacal minds at New Blood Interactive, and the gaming treasure hunters at Nightdive Studios, splatters gibs on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.
For the first time in ROTT history, gear up for all-out carnage on consoles and experience the trailblazing ‘90s FPS as never played before - with a controller! Run and gun across newly added multiplayer maps, and enjoy modern comforts like revamped 4K graphics, increased FOV, and cloud saves.
Gear up and take aim as an operative of the High-Risk United Nations Task-Force (codenamed H.U.N.T.) on a top-secret investigation off the California coast. Select from five elite soldiers armed with distinct abilities and stats, and stamp out shadowy cult activity wreaking havoc on Los Angeles.
Navigate twisty labyrinthine lairs and stage an all-out assault with iconic weaponry like dual-wielded pistols and MP-40 machine guns. Turn up the heat with face-melting drunk missiles, and rocket-jump skyward to rain down firepower from above in the world’s first FPS with verticality.
Feast on fresh content for die-hard operatives including five separate campaigns, expansion packs, and new episodes conceived by the original designers. Dust off untold stories with never-before-seen content from lost beta builds, and rock out to a remixed soundtrack with music choices from every ROTT release ever.
Crank up the LUDICROUS intensity with 11-player cross-play online multiplayer functionality, no dial-up screeching necessary. Engage in classic COMM-BAT deathmatch, take on the world in 10 vs. 1 Hunter mode, and fight for control in the historic “Capture the Triad” mode, gaming’s first ever online capture the flag mode.
“It’s been a blast adding new features to ROTT after all these years,” said Scott Miller, founder of Apogee Entertainment and original project manager of Rise of the Triad circa 1995. “We look forward to console gamers getting a chance to experience FPS history in just a few short weeks!”
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is available now on Steam and GOG for $19.99 USD and releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One along with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility on Friday, September 29th.