Home / News / Hellfire and brimstone, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin exits Early Access today

Hellfire and brimstone, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin exits Early Access today

At long last, brutal (semi)retro FPS Wrath: Aeon of Ruin has left Early Access behind and blasted itself to a full “version 1.0”.

A new Aeon begins

If you’ve been following along with 3D Realms, Fulqrum Publishing, and Slipgate Ironworks’ Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, then you’ve been watching one of the slickest retro-FPS’ in recent years. Also if you’ve been following along with it, you know that the game has been in Early Access for quite a while on the PC. But fear not, FPS-faithful as it’s just broken free of that purgatory, and made its way to full retail status.

The shooter’s 1.0 edition includes all of what you played in the Early Access version, plus naturally a lot more. Fans can dive back in to experience a brand new hub area, as well as a mighty trio of boss fights per episode, three new weapons, four new enemy types, new sigils, new artifacts, and a “fully implemented story”.

Awaken as the Outlander among the ruins of what was once The Old World. Follow the guidance of a mysterious being known as the Shepherd of Wayward Souls and begin the bloody mission of hunting down the remaining Guardians of the Old World, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind until every last one of them has met their end. 

Mow down hordes of enemies with nine distinct weapons, each sporting immense firepower and versatility. Lock and load a double-barreled shotgun to blow through foes. Use the Ruination Blade to slash and slice past adversaries, or switch it up with biological weapons – like the Retcher, transforming disgusting cysts into deadly projectiles. WRATH’s fast-paced FPS combat channels old-school shooters with a satisfying gameplay loop.  

Navigate corrupted temples, mystic forests, and decaying ruins linked by WRATH’s hub world on a sprawling adventure. Explore every inch of each map and uncover valuable treasures hidden in every corner. Stock up on armaments before deadly firefights with monsters lurking in the shadows, each encounter more brutal than the last. Aggressive gameplay is rewarded in a world of grim realities.

3D Realms press release

For the record, we’ve played a decent amount of Wrath’s Early Access release and loved every second. If you’re into classic FPS’ along the lines of Quake, then we’d recommend you at least take a look at watch some trailers. Developer Slipgate Ironworks has cooked something pretty special up with it.

As mentioned, playing the full retail PC edition of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is something you can do right now too, via Steam, GOG, or Epic. Prefer a console edition? Well, sit tight, because they’re on the way for some time later this year.

About Jason Micciche

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.

Check Also

Werewolf by Night gets savage in new “red band” Marvel comic

Red Band comics? Yep, that’s according to Marvel, who has a brand new Werewolf by …