Ion Maiden delayed to 2019

Duke Nukem's havoc-wreaking sister-in-crime won't kick off her shooter frenzy until 2019.

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Ion Maiden has been delayed to 2019, but developer Voidpoint plans on rolling out a multiplayer beta to keep early access owners busy.

Back in 2017 we reported that 3D Realms was making a new game built on Duke Nukem's BUILD engine. The game turned out to be Ion Maiden, a new FPS that taps the classic FPS of 90's yore while delving into the beloved old-school look.

Originally due out this year, the devs at Voidpoint have delayed Ion Maiden to Q1 2019, likely to ensure polish and a rich slate of features. Alongside the push-back the devs confirmed Ion Maiden is getting "fast-paced" multiplayer action upon release (any retro-inspired shooter should have multiplayer in my opinion). Gamers who paid Ion Maiden's $19.99 early access price will get to beta test the multiplayer modes and provide valuable feedback to the devs.

What to expect from the full version of ION MAIDEN upon release:

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
  • Experience the original BUILD engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!
  • Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through 7 exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!
  • A beautiful game world assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites
  • An awe-inspiring arsenal of devastating weapons, including multiple ammo types and alternate fire modes. Tri-barreled revolvers, grenade launchers, and heat-seeking smart bombs are your best friends!
  • The classic '90s FPS action you love, meshed with modern inventions like locational damage and seamless level transitions
  • ZERO PROCEDURAL GENERATION. All levels are hand made and full of multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!
  • Thumping soundtrack comprised of true tracked module music, in authentic FastTracker 2 format
  • Easy access on to level editor and other development tools on day one, plus Steam Workshop support
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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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