Apogee Software may not be a household name to many modern gamers, but PC gamers from the early 90s will remember the developer as being responsible for games like Rise of the Triad and the original Duke Nukem Trilogy. The former will finally be getting the reboot it deserves later this month.
Rise of the Triad is a first-person shooter from a different era. An era take didn't take itself too seriously with violence that would seem extreme even by today's standards. The reboot being made by Interceptor Entertainment is a reboot/remake of sorts that retains all the insane, goofy violence of the original while giving it all the graphical flourishes of modern games. Check it out for yourself:
If you preorder the game, Apogee will give you the Apogee Throwback Pack for free. The four game collection includes Rise of the Triad: Dark War, Extreme Rise of the Triad, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, and Blake Stone: Planet Strike. While old, these four games will give you a good idea of what the golden age of first-person shooters was like before everything involved the military and brothers in arms. Sometimes you just need to blow up some dudes, and Rise of the Triad will be bringing that back.
Rise of the Triad will be on July 31 exclusively for the PC.