3D Realms’ Outrageous and 90’s-Inspired Platformer Rad Rogers Launches February 21 for PS4 and Xbox One

THQ Nordic has announced the console release date for Rad Rodgers.

The 3D Realms-developed and 90’s-era inspired platforming game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 21st. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s console ports.

Alongside the console release date is a free update for the PC version, which includes the new content included in the console versions. Here’s a rundown of what’s included in that update:

  • Leaderboards: Gain Scores at the end of each level, and battle with friends to reach the top of the leaderboards.
  • Hats: Unlock more than 20 different hats throughout the game, and customize Rad Rodgers.
  • New Pogo Vertigo Bonus Levels: Grab a Pogo Stick, and see how far you can get in the new Pogo Vertigo vertical levels.
  • New Unlockables: Unlock behind the scenes artwork throughout the game.
  • New Pixelverse Puzzles: Pixelverses have been redesigned, and now include brand new types of Puzzles.
  • 5 New Levels! Fight through 3 new Pogostick Levels, and 2 massive new levels. The Rainforest Rampage, and Raging Ruins.
  • Minibosses! Introducing 2 minibosses throughout the game.
  • 4 New Enemies! The new Spiky Jellyfish, Powerful Laserheads, and 2 new Minibosses brings new and exciting challenges to the Rad Rodgers enemy roster.
  • Brand new weapon! The legendary “Excalibat” from Rise of the Triad, makes a return to Rad Rodgers. Become invincible and smack your way through hordes of enemies with the mighty Excalibat.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he’s sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.

Dusty is Rad’s good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn’t what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude!

Rad & Dusty’s adventure begins in the First World, taking them through seven dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it’s up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle’s inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.

Key Features:

  • Weapons: Dusty arms Rad with a variety of radical bad-ass weaponry. The Bolt Blaster has unlimited ammo, is easy to use, and more than enough firepower to get the job done. The Phoenix Cannon shoots out a fiery bird whose wingspan lights enemies ablaze as it flies by. There are 5+ weapons in this first chapter, with more to come.
  • Sounds & Music: Our composer Andrew Hulshult combined his years of musical experience (both performing and writing) with his passion for retro-style gaming to create an amazing and authentic soundtrack for the game complete with MIDI-inspired music… And synthesizers!
  • The Pixelverse: While Rad and Dusty are a great team, only Dusty can enter the electrified Pixelverse — a dangerous spacetime-breaking region that exists behind the game world. Dusty enters the Pixelverse when necessary to repair glitches in the running game world, allowing both Rad & Dusty to continue their journey.
  • Classic Easter Eggs: The game features hard-to-find collectibles in sometimes even harder-to-find classic secret rooms. Use your precision platforming skills to collect ’em all.
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  • Mr0303

    I like the humour in this and the gameplay seems decent.

  • lmao, this is the worst thing I’ve seen in my entire life

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Only things that makes me think of the 90s are the giant fucking gun and the raunchy humor.

  • Snorlaxation

    Totally RADical

  • Duke Nukem Jr.

  • NukeA6

    So this is Commander Keen with Duke Nukem as Kazooie. They even have a title matching those early Apogee titles.

  • NukeA6

    Nothing of the game looks 90s at all to me.

  • Joseph Fanning

    Why is this not Commander Keen?

  • PChandler

    Sounds/looks like an action oriented 2D Conker’s Bad Fur Day, or tries to be, and that was released in 2001.

  • Ninjagai

    Return of the 90’s platformer? Not really.

    The only 90’s game that was similar in try-hard raunchiness was Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

  • RetroGamer

    The gameplay itself looks pretty generic.

  • David Curry

    90s nostalgia in games is going to be like the 80s this decade. where a lot of games get it wrong, then something like Blood Dragon comes along and nails it.