Ion Maiden is an upcoming old-school FPS, developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms/IC Entertainment, but due to potential legal issues (a two million dollar suit by Iron Maiden), they will rebrand. Now releasing as Ion Fury, it will leave Early Access on PC on August 15th, 2019. The Nintendo Switch, PLaystation 4 and Xbox dates will come later. There will also be a Big Box-style physical release on PC, which is available for pre-order.
“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter “Ion Maiden” to “Ion Fury,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “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.”
Ion Fury is crated in Build, which was used for many of the 90s classics shooters, from Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior, and Ion Fury will share that nostalgic look, with a more modern series of features and technology – auto-saves, improved physics, map interactivity, headshots, controller support, and so much more.
To celebrate the sheer madness of a modern shooter made in the Build engine, Shelly’s getting the Big Box she deserves. This edition includes a Bowling lBomb-shaped USB Drive, a poster, a keycard based on the ones Shelly finds in-game, a making-of booklet, a lanyard, and of course Ion Fury, all for $59.99. Ion Fury is also presently available in Steam’s Early Access Program in English, for 19.99. One week from today, the price will increase to 24.99, as the content has doubled in planned scope since the launch.