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Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury, gets new trailer

A name change, but retro-shooter Ion Fury is still looking great. Check it out in this new trailer from developer 3D Realms.


I’m pretty sure this is the second name change for this game. As to why, it’s because “Ion Maiden” Was too close to “Iron Maiden”. Not that that’s specifically mentioned in the press release, but that’s the inference.

Whatever the name though, 3D Realms’ new Duke Nukem successor has a fresh moniker. And you can add to that that it’s still looking as retro-cool as it has in past looks.

Here’s the latest trailer:

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison finally has a deadly date on her calendar with Dr. Jadus Heskel and his army of cyber-cultists. With signature weapons including her Loverboy revolver and Bowling Bombs, every cyborg she sees is about four seconds away from being nothing but gibs n’ gore. 

3D Realms press release

Looks like it was made in the 90s, no? Well that’s kind of because it was. 3D Realms is using the Build engine for the game, which is the same engine that was used in Duke Nukem 3D. So there’s no wonder why it’s got the authentically classic looks. Just don’t expect it to fully play like it was made in the 90s.

3D Realms says that the game will feature “auto-saves, improved physics and map interactivity, headshots, and widescreen functionality”. As they also point out, that was all stuff that wasn’t around at the time of Duke.

Box box edition

In addition to a digital Steam edition of the game, Ion Fury will also be getting a throwback, box box version. It’ll be packed with goodies too, so if you remember the hey day of the PC FPS, you should dig this.

Here’s what’s included:

  • a Bowling Bomb-shaped USB Drive loaded with a DRM-Free version of the game and Soundtrack
  • a poster
  • a keycard based on the ones Shelly finds in-game
  • a making-of booklet
  • a Bowling Bomb sticker set

The price tag for the above is $59.99 USD, though the standard version will cost way less. The digital version is only $19.99 right now, but will jump to $24.99 on July 18th. Also worth noting is that, if you buy now, you can play now. Ion Fury is in Early Access until the official launch on August 15th.

Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 versions will be along at some point too.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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