Rise of the Triad returns on July 31, pre-orders get Throwback Pack

Rise of the Triad is due on July 31 and available for pre-order now, for $15, through Steam, GOG, Green Man Gaming and original developer Apogee's own store. Pre-orders get the Apogee Throwback Pack for free. The pack usually runs $10 and includes Rise of the Triad: Dark War, the Extreme Rise of the Triad expansion pack, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

Apogee published the Blake Stone series starting in 1993 with the shareware version of Aliens of Gold, from developer JAM Productions. It's a first-person space adventure romp that uses the Wolfenstein 3D engine and follows British Intelligence agent Blake Stone as he takes out interstellar threats.

This year's Rise of the Triad is a revival of the 1994 shareware shooter from Apogee Software. The revamp comes care of Apogee and Interceptor Entertainment, with a single-player campaign, multiplayer modes, a level editor and a brand new heavy metal soundtrack. Rise on.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.