THQ Noric recently announced that it’s purchased the Rad Rodgers IP and plans to work with developer, Slipgate Studios, to complete development of the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Having been successfully funded on Kickstarter, Rad Rodgers has already had a pretty successful launch on Steam with Rad Rodgers: World One this past December, and now it’s coming to consoles thanks to a recently penned deal between THQ Noric and original creator Slipgate Studios.
Inspired by classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff’n’Tumble & Jazz Jackrabbit, Rad Rodgers hoped to bring the return of the 90’s era Apogee platformer.
“Rad Rodgers was a game we had a lot of fun developing. Beginning with the successful crowd-funding campaign which motivated us extremely, through to the loads of responses and praise we got from fans of the game. It was a great experience for us and now we are happy to let THQ Nordic take over this, as we have the feeling they do not just buy games, but do take good care of them too,” said Frederik Schreiber, Slipgate Studios.
Rad Rodgers sees Rad, a young boy obsessed with gaming who wakes up one day to find that his console has switched itself back on and the two are sucked into a vortex into the TV and they become the stars of their own video game.
“Dusty is Rad’s good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn’t what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude,” reads part of the game’s blurb.
There’s currently no console release date set just yet, but I’m sure we’ll hear some news pretty soon.