How the fuck did I miss this? A reboot of Rise of the Triad? Dog mode and weird floating platforms making a return? Graphic killing of Nazi soldiers as they beg for their lives using modern visuals? Consider me pumped!
Originally intended to be an expansion to Id’s hit, Wolfenstein 3-D, RotT was designed for that particular engine. When Id dropped that plan, possibly because Doom would be looming around the corner, it was instead developed as a whole new game running on a more modern engine.
That’s good, because Wolfenstein 3-D’s engine wasn’t really suited for outdoor environments which is a big part of this game’s atmosphere. What resulted is a pretty gory game for its time where people would regularly blow up. Because height was no longer an issue like it would have been as an expansion, we see a whole bunch of trampolines that take advantage of taller rooms.