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3D Realms Old-School Shooter Ion Fury is Out Now


Aug. 16, 2019

After lengthy Early Access period, and
to appease the totally current and hip metal band Iron Maiden,
a name change
and developer
3D Realms
have released
. A new old-school shooter built on the same engine that powered classics like
Ion Fury
Duke Nukem 3D
, and
Shadow Warrior
Despite permanent martial law, the crime-riddled Neo D.C. is under attack: Dr. Jadus Heskel and his army of cyborg cultists leave destruction in their wake. Corporal Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, leader of the Global Defense Force, stops to get sloshed at a nightclub when an explosion interrupts her mid-drink. Equal parts furious and foul-mouthed, Shelly sets out to take Heskel down.
Sprint through a cyberpunk city full of Heskel’s horrific creations and eradicate everyone and everything in Shelly’s way. Wield her ever-faithful 18-round triple-barreled revolver, Loverboy, and duck and weave through the streets. Paint the city red with dual fire-spitting Penetrator submachine guns, perform fancy trick shots with Bowling Bombs, wreak havoc with the all-powerful Ion Bow, or level the block with Clusterpucks.
“For the first time in over 20 years, 3D Realms is back at its roots, doing what we’re doing best. Our community has been so patient and excited for Ion Fury,” said Frederik Schreiber, VP at 3D Realms. “We are so pleased to bring Ion Fury to our fans so they can experience a fresh take on classic ‘90s destruction for themselves.”
Available now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are also on the cards. We've been playing a bunch of Ion Fury recently so stay tuned for our full review. Based on what we've seen so far, it definitely nails the look and feel of classic 90s shooters - albeit with the ability to run things in 4K. A nice touch for PC players, is the inclusion of Mapster32 - an updated version of the level editor first seen with Duke Nukem 3D. Which probably means we'll be seeing a bunch of classic Duke, Doom, and other levels show up in the near future.
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