Niche Spotlight – RAD

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Today’s Spotlight is RAD, a new action-roguelite by Double Fine and Bandai Namco Entertainment America.

Humanity has faced Armageddon twice now, and its up to you to save what remains. Venture into the constantly shifting Fallow with your trusty bat to fight all manner of mutated enemies in a neon-lit ’80s-inspired wasteland. The deeper you go, the more you will be exposed to deadly radiation that will grant you a variety of quirky mutations and special powers. You can check out the launch trailer above.

RAD is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.

Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures.

But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.

The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s remaining of it anyway!

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.