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Ion Fury

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Voidpoint
Developer: 3D Realms
Release Date: Aug. 15, 2019

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'Ion Maiden' (ALL) Early Access Update Adds PAX South Content - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2019 @ 5:06 p.m. PST

Ion Fury is an old-school hand-crafted pixelated first-person shooter powered by 3D Realms' Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior and other 90's hits.

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her nickname as a bomb disposal expert for the Global Defense Force. When transhumanist cult mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes a cybernetic army on Neo DC, Shelly decides it’s time to start chucking bombs rather than diffusing them.

Her journey will leave trails of blood and gore in huge, multi-path levels filled with those famous colorful keycards and plenty of secrets and Easter Eggs to discover behind every corner. There’s also no regenerating health here, so stop taking cover and start running and gunning. Honestly, Ion Maiden should probably come out on three hundred floppy disks.

Shelly’s quest to take down Dr. Heskel’s army will see her use an arsenal of weapons, all with alternate fire modes or different ammo types. Her signature revolver, Loverboy, brings enemies pain and players pleasure with single shots, or Shelly can fan the hammer Old West style. Shotguns are fun, but tossing grenades down their barrels and firing explosive rounds is even better. Bowling Bombs are just as violent and over-the-top as one would hope.

Ion Maiden laughs at the idea of constant checkpoints and straight paths through shooting galleries. But just because this is a true old-school first-person shooter doesn’t mean there won’t be all the good new stuff the last two decades have brought. Headshots? Hell yeah. More physics and interactivity? You betcha. Widescreen, controller support, and Auto Saves? 3D Realms and Voidpoint took the best of both worlds and cooked it all into a bloody stew.

3D Realms and Voidpoint are proud to bring back the Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3DBlood, and Shadow Warrior, in all of its hand-crafted pixelated glory. They’ve spent a lot of time tinkering under the hood to take advantage of new technology and techniques. Bigger levels, hundreds of new colors, and morphing maps that transform mid-level are all just a few of the advancements made to the engine.

Experience a new Ion Maiden demo, featuring a fresh level called Heskel’s House of Horrors, and new weapons perfect for mowing down more of Dr. Jadus Heskel’s deadly cyber-cultist creations into ‘90s-esque pixelated gore while quoting your favorite ‘80s action movies.

Heskel’s House of Horrors features more of everything fans of hardcore retro shooters await: twisting multi-layered stages, secrets galore hiding in plain sight as well as unexpected places, and hordes of enemies to blow the heck up. Dual-wield Submachine Guns for twice the fun, or use Shelly’s new Crossbow to impale the next cultist brave (stupid?) enough to cross her path.

“Early Access players made Ion Maiden what it is today,” said Frederick Schreiber, co-owner of 3D Realms. “Bringing PAX South content to them is our little way of saying thank you and giving them another taste of the bloody broth in store for the full release.”

Key Features:

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior and Blood.
  • Built using the original "Build" engine, with additional enhancements to further improve the technology.
  • Beautiful hand-crafted artwork, built using original old-school tools and methodologies.
  • 7 exciting Zones, each spanning multiple maps.
  • Tons of enemies, weapons and carnage!
  • Best of both worlds! ION MAIDEN brings back the classic '90s FPS action you love, with modern additions such as physics and checkpoints.
  • Classic level design, no procedural generation! Expect multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!
  • True tracked module music!
  • Incredible weapons with alternate firemodes!
  • Easy access to development tools and modding (Steam Workshop) on day one!
  • ... And about Multiplayer... Stay tuned

Ion Maiden is available on Steam Early Access ($19.99) or on 3D Realms' website ($17.99), and is also to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in Q2 2019


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