Rise of the Triad Revealed at QuakeCon 2012
Apogee Software reveals a new first person shooter to the most concentrated form of the key demographic imaginable.
Apogee Software of Duke Nukem Trilogy fame took the stage first at QuakeCon 2012 to reveal their newest old-game-rebirth project, Rise of the Triad. This first person shooter has players battling not-Nazis (that look a lot like Nazis) called Triad. Rise of the Triad’s big reveal was extremely violent and clearly born of the makers of Duke Nukem. The quick teaser trailer showed a brutal killing of someone begging for mercy as the crowd cheered, followed by many similar moments punctuated with some uh, impressive voice work yelling “f*ckin’ A!” and similar witticisms.
The reveal was delayed a bit by technical difficulties when the demo first started rolling without sound. In the interim, the crowd was kept from rioting by QuakeCon Girls throwing t-shirts out to a not-very-pumped crowd while Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” blared over the speakers.
Rise of the Triad is playable on the show floor with several PCs being provided for attendees to give it a try. We’ll attempt to get some time with the game and let you know what our impressions are.