3D Realms’ retro shooter Ion Fury is set to launch on August 15, 2019.
The publisher announced that it was forced to stop using Ion Maiden label to avoid legal issues with Iron Maiden, a popular heavy metal band. For the uninitiated, 3D Realms is the creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne. The video game developer teams up with Voidpoint to bring back the legendary Build Engine, famously known for classic first-person shooters like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
[quote style=’1′ cite=” title=”]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.[/quote]
The narrative is about Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, who 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.