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Ion Fury

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Fulqrum Publishing
Developer: 3D Realms
Release Date: May 14, 2020

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'Ion Fury' (ALL) Gets Switch, PS4 And Xbox One Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2020 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT

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 Fury 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.

Ion Fury arrives on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One May 14. A physical edition will be available worldwide on June 26, 2020.

“We wanted to make sure the gory fun from the PC version felt just as great on consoles,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “We never thought we would see the day where we could use the Build engine on modern consoles, but we think our players will enjoy the efforts of Voidpoint and General Arcade’s fantastic work.” 

Ion Fury will be available for pre-order on Xbox One on May 1 at a 15% discount, taking the price down to $21.24 / €21,24 / £16,99, and on Nintendo Switch across Europe on May 7 with a 15% discount.

It will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS 4 and Xbox One in English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish on May 14.

Ion Fury will also be available via physical release through the official website worldwide, and retail in Europe and Australia on Nintendo Switch for €29,99/£24,99 and PS4 for €24,99/£19,99 on June 26.

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 Fury 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

Currently available for PC (Steam or 3D Realms' website @ $24.99), Ion Fury  is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on May 14, 2020.


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