Fresh out of the annual QuakeCon expo currently rocking in Dallas, resurrected publishing brand Apogee Software has announced the revival of one of it's biggest old licenses, the 1995 first person shooter Rise of the Triad.
The ROTT reboot is in the works at Inceptor Entertainment, a Danish studio who most recently worked on the Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded HD remake for Apogee, will be built on Unreal Engine 3, and is set to launch on Steam for PC and Mac "later this year".
“We were seeking a strong, independent, hard-working development partner to herald the eagerly-anticipated return of ‘Rise of the Triad’,” said Terry Nagy, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Apogee. “We have indeed found that partner in Interceptor Entertainment.”
"Apogee has given us a great opportunity with Rise of the Triad," said Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber. "We are all about fast-paced action and this was simply a perfect match for us as fans of old school shooters."
A feature list explains the many ways that the reboot will stay faithful to the original, promsing to be even bloodier and more ludicrous than ever, with weapons such as the Flamewall, Firebomb, Split Missile, Drunk Missile and the Excalibat, all to return. They're even promising the return of the wacky special mode, such as Elasto mode, Mercury mode and Dog mode.
The announcement also notes that the game will support modding, with Steamworks support for sharing user maps and mods, and both offline and online mulitplayer.
Some screenshots and concept art can be had over on our new Rise of the Triad game page, and you can watch the debut trailer embedded below.