Now, author 3D Realms and developer Voidpoint have announced its own old-school first-person shooter, Ion Maidenand has entered Steam Early Access. There was A trailer released flaunting its mix of retro-style and contemporary shooting mechanisms.
In Ion Maiden, you’ll play as Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb disposal specialist for the Global Defense Force, as she attempts to shoot down transhumanist cult leader Dr. Jadus Heskel’s military at Neo DC.
As you fight the military and explore the multi-path levels of this game, you will use an assortment of weapons with ammo types or an alternate fire mode. By way of instance, the shotgun has a firing mode that allows you use grenades as rounds.
Ion Maiden features retro-style visuals and gameplay because of an upgraded variant of the Build engine, the same one which plagued Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, also Shadow Warrior. The improvements to the motor allowed the developers to include more, more colours , altering maps, and levels.
From the press release, this really is exactly what 3D Realms Vice President, Frederik Schreiber, stated about bringing back the Build engine as well as the game:
“withdrawing classic shooters has been our goal for years, therefore were right into a spiritual successor to the games that put 3D Realms. The group assembled for this job knows precisely how to execute our vision, and we couldn’t be much more excited to finally bring back a real 3D Realms shot. ”
Though it revels in its old-school features, Ion Maiden implements mechanisms that you would expect in a modern shooter such as headshots, control assistance, along with autosaves.
You may pick this up on Steam Historical Access now for $19.99.