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‘Ion Fury’ Has Launched for PC

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
  • Experience the original BUILD engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!
  • Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through 7 exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!

 

Yes, despite the threat of a lawsuit during development, 3D Realms has managed to pull through and successfully launch their retro-styled FPS. The lawsuit in question came earlier this year when the game was known as Ion Maiden, and the heavy metal band Iron Maiden threatened to sue for $2 million, so the developers released this statement:

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter Ion Maiden to Ion Fury. A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal fanbase and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.

Now you can purchase Ion Fury for $24.99 on PC via Steam or GOG. It will release for PS4, Xbox One sometime later this year.


While Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her codename defusing bombs for the Global Defense Force, when evil transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes the members of his cybernetic cult onto the streets of Neo DC, she knows it’s time to start causing explosions instead of preventing them.

Her quest to slay Heskel leaves a trail of carnage throughout huge, multi-path levels filled with gigantic explosions, more secret areas than we can count, and inhuman foes behind every corner. There’s no regenerating health here; stop taking cover and start running and gunning.

Shelly’s crusade to take down Heskel’s army will see her leave destruction in her wake with a wide arsenal of weapons, complete with alternate fire modes and different ammo types. Her signature revolver, the tri-barreled Loverboy, brings enemies pain and players pleasure with both single shots and Old West-style hammer fanning action. Who needs a regular shotgun when you can load buckshot into your grenade launcher? Violent, over-the-top Bowling Bombs rip enemies apart with ease.

Ion Fury laughs at the idea of mandatory checkpoints and straight paths through shooting galleries. But, just because this is a true old-school first-person shooter doesn’t mean we’ve ignored 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 have taken the best of both worlds and cooked it all into a bloody stew. 

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
  • Experience the original BUILD engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!
  • Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through 7 exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!
  • A beautiful game world assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites
  • An awe-inspiring arsenal of devastating weapons, including multiple ammo types and alternate fire modes. Tri-barreled revolvers, grenade launchers, and heat-seeking smart bombs are your best friends!
  • The classic ’90s FPS action you love, meshed with modern inventions like locational damage and seamless level transitions
  • ZERO PROCEDURAL GENERATION. All levels are hand made and full of multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!
  • Thumping soundtrack comprised of true tracked module music, in authentic FastTracker 2 format
  • Easy access on to level editor and other development tools on day one, plus Steam Workshop support

 

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  1. Think Shelly still looks a bit generic, but it’s definitey an improvement over the “design” from 2016.

  2. The ammo supply could use a boost, but other than that, the game is great so far.

    I strongly recommend the DRM-free GOG purchase, so we can start supporting a Steam competitor who cares about the consumer.

  3. Finally an FPS that is actually a real game requiring some skill and not just some “press X to hide behind cover” crap…

  4. Game is badass fun. A great throwback to the golden era of 90’s pc shooters, and looks fantastic. Console ports of the game are on the way at a later date too.

  5. Richard Garabedian on August 16, 2019 at 4:03 pm said

    Sorry,…but as soon as I saw 3 seconds of the video, i was like this is not for me…For one it looks terrible..and 2…it looks terrible…but nothing compares to 3…which is that it looks terrible! it looks like doom 1 back in 1990

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