Ion Fury will be firing its way onto Nintendo Switch and other platforms next month, it has been confirmed.
The game, an old-school first-person shooter developed by Voidpoint, has players taking on the role of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison as she takes down the cyber-cultist army of the sadistic Dr. Jadus Heskel. Published by 3D Realms - the studio behind Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne - it originally launched on Steam last summer and has received 'overwhelmingly positive' user reviews.
Here's an official description:
Tear through cyborg infantry, giant robots and even wendigos with eight retro-inspired weapons. Dual-wield Penetrator SMGs with incendiary ammunition to scorch foes, wreak havoc with the Disperser with either shotgun shells or swap in grenade rounds, or chuck a Clusterpuck into a room and delete everyone.
Utilizing the same Build engine behind the original Duke Nukem 3D, Ion Fury offers the beloved feel of ‘90s shooters. Seamlessly integrated modern features include headshots, environmental interaction, improved physics, auto-saves, and widescreen functionality. Ion Fury’s marriage of both styles provides both a genuine introduction to classic FPS games and a worthy addition to the genre as a whole, as evidenced by winning IndieDB’s game of the year award.
It'll be launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 14th May, with pre-purchasing going live from 7th May in Europe. A physical release will also be available from 26th June, with pricing set at €29,99 / £24,99.
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