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  Rad Rodgers Radical Edition will come to Nintendo Switch; free update on all other platformsRad Rodgers Radical Edition will come to Nintendo Switch; free update on all other platforms
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Hail to the King, Baby: Rad Rodgers Radical Edition will feature Duke Nukem, Lo Wang, Cosmo, and Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison

Giebelstadt, Germany / Aalborg, Denmark, December 17th: Rad Rodgers, an homage to classic '90s-era platformers, is about to receive a massive, ass-kicking, bubblegum-chewing content update. Some hugely popular new Heroes are joining the action, including Lo Wang from Shadow Warrior, Cosmo from Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, and the one and only Duke Nukem from… Duke Nukem! And that’s just the start: the game’s also receiving a two-player co-op mode and a versus-multiplayer mode.

Watch the new trailer:

Switch it, Baby!

Rad Rodgers Radical Edition will release on Nintendo Switch™ early 2019. Current owners of the game on PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, will receive all the new Radical Edition.  

AAhhh... much better: The Radical Edition's new features:


  • 2 Player Couch Co-op - Play together with a friend! Enemies can prepare themselves for tough battles.
  • Battle Mode – Tired of team play? Fight against your friends and show them who’s boss!
  • New Playable Characters – Take on the roles of Lo Wang (Shadow Warrior), Duke Nukem, Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison and more!
  • New Abilities!
  • New Minigames!
  • New Overworld!
  • New Levels!
  • And tons of new secrets, collectibles and unlockables!
Come get some:

Xbox One:

PlayStation 4 - US:

PlayStation 4 - EU:


Switch: Coming soon™

Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition will be published by HandyGames, family member of the THQ Nordic network. HandyGames acts as an independent publisher, focusing on small and mid-sized projects or 3rd-party indie games.

About Rad Rodgers

Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he's sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.

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!

Rad & Dusty's adventure begins in the First World, taking them through seven dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it's up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle's inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.


  • Weapons: Dusty arms Rad with a variety of radical bad-ass weaponry. The Bolt Blaster has unlimited ammo, is easy to use, and more than enough firepower to get the job done. The Phoenix Cannon shoots out a fiery bird whose wingspan lights enemies ablaze as it flies by. There are 5+ weapons in this first chapter, with more to come.
  • Sounds & Music: Our composer Andrew Hulshult combined his years of musical experience (both performing and writing) with his passion for retro-style gaming to create an amazing and authentic soundtrack for the game complete with MIDI-inspired music... And synthesizers!
  • The Pixelverse: While Rad and Dusty are a great team, only Dusty can enter the electrified Pixelverse -- a dangerous spacetime-breaking region that exists behind the game world. Dusty enters the Pixelverse when necessary to repair glitches in the running game world, allowing both Rad & Dusty to continue their journey.
  • Classic Easter Eggs: The game features hard-to-find collectibles in sometimes even harder-to-find classic secret rooms. Use your precision platforming skills to collect 'em all.


Notes for Editors:

About 3D Realms

Established in 1987, 3D Realms (formerly Apogee Software) is one of gaming’s oldest and most fabled publishers, responsible for the success of hit classics like Commander Keen, Shadow Warrior, Duke Nukem, and dozens more. Led today by Mike Nielsen, Frederik Schreiber and original founder Scott Miller, 3D Realms has returned to its roots on a mission to help indie game developers navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of bringing video games to market.


About Slipgate Studios

Established in 2017, Slipgate Studios was formed by the former Interceptor Entertainment team.

Slipgate is an independent Game Development Studio based in Aalborg, Denmark, led by a team of dedicated and talented professionals. The team is a long-time partner of 3D Realms, and was responsible for the critically acclaimed First Person Shooter Rise of the Triad, which won several awards. Most recently the team successfully released the first version of Rad Rodgers, partnered with THQ Nordic and started development on a new version of Rad Rodgers.


About HandyGames

HandyGames is a game developer and publisher based in Giebelstadt, Germany, awarded "Best German Games Studio" in 2015. At present, HandyGames has about 50 employees and plans to expand further. Founded in 2000, HandyGames has released more than 150 games on a multitude of platforms, utilizing a wide range of technologies. Current game development is focused on iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, tablet computers, Android TV, Wearables and next gen consoles like Sony PS4 , Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

HandyGames Website