Rise of the Triad remake confirmed at QuakeCon

Rise of the Triad, a classic PC shooter from Duke Nukem developer Apogee Software, will be remade for Steam later this year by Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded developer Interceptor Entertainment.

Rise of the Triad, the classic 90s PC shooter from Duke Nukem developer Apogee Software, will be remade and released for Steam using Unreal Engine 3 later this year by Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded developer Interceptor Entertainment.

The franchise's revival was announced onstage at QuakeCon today after being teased by the game's Twitter account earlier today. The game will traverse the cult-infested storyline of the original game, albeit in a fully 3D world to replace the Doom-like corridors of the original. Apogee and Interceptor are pricing the remake at $15.

"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."

The official site also detailed some of the game's new (and old) features. Rise of the Triad will honor its namesake with five different playable characters, each with their own attributes and play styles. Your chosen team member will shoot through more than 20 single-player levels and multiplayer matches — the latter of which will be moddable using Steamworks. The game will also feature the original soundtrack.

The oftentimes zany nature of the original will be preserved as well with returning weapons like the Flamewall, Drunk Missile, and Excalibat. Other announced weapons include dual pistols, the MP40, Heatseeker, Flamewall, Firebomb, Split Missile and Dark Staff. Single-player missions can be played in God mode, Elasto mode, Mercury mode, Dog mode, and Shrooms mode, while multiplayer options include zero gravity and "gunfinity."

The game is playable at QuakeCon this week so expect our full impressions of the game from the floor later this week. Apogee Software's Scott Miller teased the possibility of a Rise of the Triad revival in 2009.

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