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Pre-order Rise of the Triad Remake; Launches This Month

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Apogee is taing pre-orders now for its Rise of the Triad remake.

On Monday Apogee Software opened up the pre-orders for its Rise of the Triad remake, now slated to arrive on July 31 for a mere $14.99 USD. It will also be DRM-free, meaning you can download the game and install it on any device that meets the system requirements without restriction.

According to the company, fans who purchase the game upfront will get a retro bonus: the Apogee Throwback Pack. Available immediately after the pre-purchase is made, the free bundle includes the original classic Rise of the Triad: Dark War and Extreme Rise of the Triad expansion pack, as well as Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

"Rise of the Triad is the Unreal Engine 3-powered remake of Apogee’s classic over-the-top shooter," the company said. "It retains all of the original’s crazy weapons, game modes and secrets, revamped with hot new visuals, improved gameplay, achievements, multiplayer leaderboards and so much more."

Rise of the Triad: Dark War was originally developed and published as shareware under Apogee Software's 3D Realms brand name back in 1994. Designed by Tom Hall, it used id Software's Wolfenstein 3D engine and ran in the now-ancient MS-DOS. The shooter allows gamers to pick one of five characters available, each of which has their own attributes such as endurance, height and speed. The game was originally intended to be the sequel to Wolfenstein 3D, AKA Wolfenstein 3D II: Rise of the Triad.

The 2013 remake is currently in the hands of Interceptor Entertainment who revealed the game during QuakeCon last year. The minimum system requirements include Windows XP 32-bit, a 2.4 GHz dual-core processor or better, 2 GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon HD 3870 or Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT GPU or better, 5 GB of HDD space and a DirectX compatible sound card.

As for the recommended spec list, PC gamers will need Windows 7 64-bit, a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor or better, 4 GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon HD 6950 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 GPU or above, 5 GB of HDD space and a DirectX compatible sound card.

Pre-orders are available now on most digital distribution platforms including Apogee, Steam, GOG.com and Green Man Gaming.

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    17seconds , July 1, 2013 11:16 PM
    Another GPU-accelerated PhysX game.
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    homura , July 1, 2013 11:28 PM
    i miss that game so much till i listen to the ripped midi file using different set of instrument through Gravis Ultrasound Max for years :)  , the music inside are fabulous :)  i think its by lee jetson something who is very famous during GUS era :) 
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    lunyone , July 2, 2013 2:05 AM
    "Apogee is taing pre-orders now for its Rise of the Triad remake."

    What is "TAING"??? I'm thinking it was "Taking", but I could be mistaken?
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    alidan , July 2, 2013 4:28 AM
    i want to know why the specs are so demanding... are the specs recommended for 120fps game play, i know they were targeting that at all the shows they went to.
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    nolarrow , July 2, 2013 5:18 AM
    IF YOU PRE-ORDER ON STEAM YOU GET THE APOGEE COLLECTION FOR FREE. BLAKE STONE, RISE OF THE TRIAD AND SEQUELS WITH BUILT IN MOD SUPPORT FOR SEMI-HD GFX AND COMPATIBILITY WITH A MODERN OS. YES I AM TYPING IN CAPS. I AM HAPPY. YOU HAVE A NICE DAY! W00t!!!!

    I don't work for valve or anyone who profits from rise of the triad.
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    dutchling , July 2, 2013 5:23 AM
    DRM-free is the only way to play this.
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    homura , July 2, 2013 6:05 AM
    anyone know if they using the same music score?
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    4745454b , July 2, 2013 7:35 AM
    Ad says same music, but redone in metal. I remember playing the game, don't remember the music so much. I can't wait to preorder. I get Blake Stone as well? SWEET! Now they just need to get us "Raptor: Call of the shadows" and I'll be a happy guy. Loved that game, but it needed the optical mice that we have now. I killed so many ball mice playing that game it isn't funny.