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Ion Maiden delayed to 2019

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

By Derek Strickland | Jul 22, 2018 06:14 pm CDT

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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