3D Realms' Ion Maiden Becomes Ion Fury Following Iron Maiden Lawsuit

3D Realms and Voidpoint's latest shooter is now called Ion Fury and is launching into full release on August 15.

By Ricky Frech

July 11, 2019

After being hit with a lawsuit from Iron Maiden, publisher 3D Realms has changed the name of their upcoming first-person shooter to Ion Fury. The publisher put out a new trailer today, revealing the name change and PC release date. Check out the trailer below.

In Ion Fury, you play as Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb disposal expert. You control her as she tries to take down an evil doctor and his cultist army. The game was developed by the team at Voidpoint and uses the legendary Build Engine to produce a modern game that looks perfectly at home with the seminal FPS games from the 90s.

The Build Engine is behind classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood. Ion Fury takes that aesthetic and pulls it forward into 2019. While it looks like it was produced in 1996, Ion Fury has quite a few modern sensibilities in it. Things like auto-saves, headshots, controller support, and actually good physics weren’t exactly possible back then, but are included here.

The game has been in early access for a while now. Early reports suggest that this throwback could be well worth your time. The trailer looks (and sounds) incredibly cool, especially for someone like me who grew up on Build games. Hopefully, the full game brings the same level of quality we’ve seen from the team so far.

Ion Fury is coming to PC on August 15. The team is also selling a special edition physical box on their website if you’re someone that’s interested in grabbing that.


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