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.