THQ Nordic’s Rad Rodgers is coming to consoles next month

After a PC-based debut, THQ Nordic’s retro-inspired platformer, Rad Rodgers, is heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with multiple improvements and additions in tow. PC users will not be left out, however, thanks to a free update that will gift the original version with all of its console brothers’ bonuses.

Slipgate Studios’ colourful and frenetic platformer will come bearing the addition of leaderboards, collectible hats, bonus unlockables and extra missions, including a challenge level wherein players must use a pogo stick.

  • Leaderboards: Gain Scores at the end of each level, and battle with friends to reach the top of the leaderboards.
  • Hats: Unlock more than 20 different hats throughout the game, and customize Rad Rodgers.
  • New Pogo Vertigo Bonus Levels: Grab a Pogo Stick, and see how far you can get in the new Pogo Vertigo vertical levels.
  • New Unlockables: Unlock behind the scenes artwork throughout the game.
  • New Pixelverse Puzzles: Pixelverses have been redesigned, and now include brand new types of Puzzles.
  • 5 New Levels! Fight through 3 new Pogostick Levels, and 2 massive new levels. The Rainforest Rampage, and Raging Ruins.
  • Minibosses! Introducing 2 minibosses throughout the game.
  • 4 New Enemies! The new Spiky Jellyfish, Powerful Laserheads, and 2 new Minibosses brings new and exciting challenges to the Rad Rodgers enemy roster.
  • Brand new weapon! The legendary “Excalibat” from Rise of the Triad, makes a return to Rad Rodgers. Become invincible and smack your way through hordes of enemies with the mighty Excalibat.

Rad Rodgers is, as some will know, a Kickstarter funded game about a boy who loves video games. After falling asleep in front of his television one night, the young lad awakens to find that his favourite console has turned on and a vortex has emerged in front of it. He is then sucked into a strange world, wherein he must use weapons, platforming skills and teamwork to succeed. Teamwork with his trusty old game console, that is.

Console gamers will get to meet Rad Rodgers on February 21st, and it’ll cost around $30 Canadian. At least, that’s what the press release suggests, given that it lists a suggested retail price of 19,99 €.