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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: 1C Company
Developer: KillPixel (EU), 3D Realms (US)
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2021

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'Wrath: Aeon of Ruin' (ALL) Early Access Update Adds New Content, Delayed Until Early 2021 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2020 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is a dark fantasy horror FPS powered by the original Quake engine.

The Old World has passed away. Amidst the ruins lurks an ageless fear.

You are Outlander. Once adrift upon the Ageless Sea, you now find yourself on the shores of a dying world. From the consuming darkness emerges a figure cloaked in white, the Shepherd of Wayward Souls, who burdens you with the task of hunting down the remaining Guardians of the Old World. You must journey into the vast gloom to explore ancient ruins, discover forgotten secrets and battle the horrors that lurk within.

Traverse ancient crypts, sunken ruins, corrupted temples and howling forests with nine weapons and ten artifacts of dreadful might. Traditional firearms such as the double-barreled shotgun lay waste to foes and all have alternate fire abilities. The Retcher and the Fangspitter transform the cysts and teeth ripped from the corpses of enemies into death-dealing projectiles. Do not underestimate the adversary, for they grow great in number and power. Keep both mind and blade sharp to survive the dangers ahead.

Wrath’s hub world design inspires exploration-heavy non-linear play. Only the first two realms are open at first, but keys lay hidden throughout the five worlds that open the other doors. Secrets scattered in the shadows award both lore and desperately-needed armaments. Beware: Wrath’s hardcore monsters make the prospect of survival grim. Even saving the game can be terrifying -- Soul Tethers allow saving anywhere, but they’re finite. Play aggressively, but play strategically.

Wrath ’s second major Early Access update launches today, introducing a new level, weapon, and enemy. Explore the former home of an extinct religious sect and the underground network hidden underneath. Lava-filled chasms, stone chambers, and profane altars hint at the horrors of a forgotten world. Sear mottled flesh with molten metal with the Slag Cannon. Learn to fear the Oppressor, a walking furnace capable of firing relentless volleys of molten rock.

Steam Early Access players now have access to a detailed roadmap and can look forward to at least two more substantial updates before Wrath: Aeon of Ruin launches. New devastating weapons, vicious enemies, secret-filled levels and more await. With new content promised all year long, players will have a stream of new toys to experiment with ahead of launch.

“We’ve fallen in love with Wrath throughout development and we want it to be the best game possible,” said Frederik Schreiber, Vice President of 3D Realms and Producer on Wrath. “So while we’re coming out later than we wished, we’re creating the Founder’s Edition Big Box since our fans love them, as well as making sure our roadmap is detailed and transparent.”

As a shooter that revels in the wonderful history of the genre while adapting to modern expectations, 3D Realms, 1C Entertainment and Killpixel Games as a perfect candidate for a Founder’s Edition Big Box. With only 500 copies in production, these will not remain available for long.

This pre-order page includes a real-time counter denoting how many copies remain.

Each includes:

  • Limited Founders Edition Big Box 
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin on CD-ROM
  • "The Art of Wrath" Art Book
  • Original Soundtrack by Andrew Hulshult
  • USB drive loaded with exclusive digital content
  • 5 Metal Enemy Figurines
  • Reversible Poster
  • Exclusive Stickers
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is currently available on Steam Early Access ($24.99 / €20,99 / £19,99).

The veins of Wrath pump with the DNA of revered '90s shooters. Developed internally at 3D Realms and KillPixel, alongside Quake scene veterans, Wrath embraces the timeless elements of classic titles such as DOOM, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Unreal, and Hexen and authentically carries them into the 21st century. Quake Champions composer Andrew Hulshult and Cyberpunk 2077 Senior Audio Engineer Bjørn Jacobsen underscore the ethereal atmosphere with ghostly ambiance and heavy metal.

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on February 25, 2021.

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