Double Fine Productions and Bandai Namco are teaming up this summer to bring gamers a “Double Apocalypse, Bitchin’ Mutations, and a Sweet Bat.” RAD‘s announcement trailer released today showing off an evolution in the roguelike experience. The post-apocalyptic journey will bring mayhem in the Fallow, a dangerous, radioactive wasteland that holds unsavory creatures and surprises around every corner. Take a look at the wild announcement trailer that gives a sneak peak of RAD’s art style and gameplay:
The 3D action title will give players control over a teen protagonist whose goal is to find a way to heal the apocalyptic world and transform what’s left of it into a source of life. But this won’t be easy since the further players will go into the unknown, the more threats will become present from the toxic environment or terrifying monsters. Using a “trusty bat” and new abilities that will be earned through progression, the adventurous teens will need to fend off mutagens or fully accept them in order to gain powerful and strange skills.
Each player will have a different experience with RAD as every version of the Fallow is procedurally generated so that each wasteland will hold many secrets in a never-ending environment. With humanity depending on these brave teenagers, they’ll have to be extra careful because every single one of them faces permadeath. Luckily the mutations will give characters advantages and all new abilities to change play styles in the middle of playthroughs. Each beginning or continuation will be tempted with daily challenges from the developers with “predetermined quirks to see who among you is Bad and who is Rad” on the leaderboards.
Alongside the announcement trailer is the start of the RAD fan art contest. Fans will be able to submit their best graffiti designs that represent the game and could win a variety of prizes including having the design included in the game itself! Any interested artists should check out the contest’s page if they want to participate. Project Lead, Lee Petty, is really excited about this and that “One of the best parts of developing RAD has been getting early feedback from the community with the Closed Beta. I want our fans and future players to know that they’re being heard and we’re going to bring an experience they’ll want to keep going back to.”
RAD is planning on an August 20 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Players interested in participating in the Closed Beta and giving the developers valuable feedback can check out sign-up requirements on the Bandai website. Read up on what we had to say about RAD‘s initial announcement earlier this year here!