The 90s are kind of back.
Ion Fury

A modern release of an "old-school FPS" arrives today with the release of Ion Fury. This new game from Voidpoint, 3D Realms, and 1C Entertainment plays out a lot like the first-person shooter games of yesteryear. You have big, fairly open levels that reward exploration. These levels are packed with a ton of enemies, maze like corridors, and a lot of gib producing weapons of destruction.

Today marks the release of the game on the PC as it leaves Early Access. You can pick up Ion Fury from either Steam, GOG, or the 3D Realms store for $24.99 (USD). Those on the the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will also get the game but at a later date.

You play as Corporal Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, the leader of the Global Defense Force. It's up to you to take down Dr. Jadus Heskel and his army of cyborg cultists who are laying siege to the city of Neo D.C.. The visuals have a decidedly cyberpunk style to them, which seems to be all the rage these days. Ion Fury is built on the Build engine, which is the same engine used for games like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior. As a result, this game should run fine on pretty much any hardware from the past decade. Probably.

If the main character's name sounds a bit familiar to you, there is a reason for it. This is the second outing for Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison. She previously starred as the title character in Bombshell, a top-down shooter released in 2016. It ended up sitting at a 44% on Metacritic. Let's hope Ion Fury is a better game than that one.

If you didn't already know, Ion Fury was previously known as Ion Maiden up until about a month ago.



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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.

Each open level hides secrets galore, so in between reducing foes to gibs n’ gore, search for ammo, deadly new armaments and extra armor to make the next fight just a little bit easier. Labyrinthine levels encourage exploration so keep an open eye while searching for that next keycard, and enjoy glorious pixelated goodness.

Built to be a retro shooter instead of simply emulating what made them great, Ion Fury is fueled by the same Build engine that powered classics including Duke Nukem 3D, Blood and Shadow Warrior. Ion Fury delivers fast-paced action fused with modern touches such as headshots, auto-saves, modern physics, and widescreen support. Instagibbed cyber-cultists have never looked so satisfyingly...splashy.

In addition to the campaign, Ion Fury comes with Mapster32, an updated and modernized version of the integrated level editor offered with Duke Nukem 3D back in the day. Forge anything ranging from kill-rooms with unlimited ammo to twisting hallways filled with secrets. Have a favorite map from the Duke and Shadow Warrior days? Load it right up in Ion Fury and enjoy the modern additions introduced by Voidpoint. Post levels directly on Steam Workshop so everyone can enjoy them.

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.”