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