During the Nindies Spring 2019 Showcase, a new game was revealed from a partnership between BANDAI NAMCO and Double Fine Productions. The game is called RAD, and it is a 3D-roguelike set in a post-post-apocalyptic world where humanity has faced Armageddon twice. Players will take on the role of a teenage protagonist who will venture “the Fallow, an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures.”
It’s here that players will find “the solution to heal the world and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.” The downside of traveling to the Fallow is that the deeper you go, the more players will expose themselves to “gnarly toxins” that will change the player’s human form.
The fate of the world will depend on the players and the bat as a weapon of choice, along with whatever new abilities obtained as the world around them changes the main character’s body. It’s implied that while the strange effects of the world will mutate him into something far less human given the nature of an apocalyptic world, he will be far more powerful as well.
Randy Le, the Brand Manager for BANDI NAMCO said “we’re thrilled to finally reveal the game and can’t wait for the community to jump into this colorful RAD world. Double Fine is bringing its trademark charm to the game with a unique story, interesting characters, and an unforgettable experience.”
Lee Petty, Project Lead for the game, expressed excitement about the project. “The team at Double Fine and BANDAI NAMCO have worked so hard to get RAD together, and we’re so excited for our communities to jump into this wicked wasteland journey,” Petty said. “We hope fans will enjoy the game as much as we’ve enjoyed building it.”
RAD wasn’t the only big game announced at the Nindies Showcase. The show started with the surprise reveal of Cuphead being announced for the Nintendo Switch.
RAD will be released in Summer 2019 for Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The game will go into a limited closed beta for Steam starting April 8.