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Ion Fury Released

Ion Fury is out of Early Access, offering a first-person shooter for Windows and Linux. And while many games claim to be old school, this one backs that up by utilizing the Build Engine, which powered vintage classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior. You may recall this under its announced title of Ion Maiden, which was recently changed after the band Iron Maiden's lawyers went all Metallica on 3D Realms. The launch trailer shows off this throwback action, and you can pick up a copy through the Ion Fury Website. You want more details? Come get some:
Despite permanent martial law, the crime-riddled Neo D.C. is under attack: Dr. Jadus Heskel and his army of cyborg cultists leave destruction in their wake. Corporal Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, leader of the Global Defense Force, stops to get sloshed at a nightclub when an explosion interrupts her mid-drink. Equal parts furious and foul-mouthed, Shelly sets out to take Heskel down.

Sprint through a cyberpunk city full of Heskel’s horrific creations and eradicate everyone and everything in Shelly’s way. Wield her ever-faithful 18-round triple-barreled revolver, Loverboy, and duck and weave through the streets. Paint the city red with dual fire-spitting Penetrator submachine guns, perform fancy trick shots with Bowling Bombs, wreak havoc with the all-powerful Ion Bow, or level the block with Clusterpucks.

Each open level hides secrets galore, so in between reducing foes to gibs n’ gore, search for ammo, deadly new armaments and extra armor to make the next fight just a little bit easier. Labyrinthine levels encourage exploration so keep an open eye while searching for that next keycard, and enjoy glorious pixelated goodness.

Built to be a retro shooter instead of simply emulating what made them great, Ion Fury is fueled by the same Build engine that powered classics including Duke Nukem 3D, Bloodand Shadow Warrior. Ion Fury delivers fast-paced action fused with modern touches such as headshots, auto-saves, modern physics, and widescreen support. Instagibbed cyber-cultists have never looked so satisfyingly...splashy.

In addition to the campaign, Ion Fury comes with Mapster32, an updated and modernized version of the integrated level editor offered with Duke Nukem 3D back in the day. Forge anything ranging from kill-rooms with unlimited ammo to twisting hallways filled with secrets. Have a favorite map from the Duke and Shadow Warrior days? Load it right up inIon Fury and enjoy the modern additions introduced by Voidpoint. Post levels directly on Steam Workshop so everyone can enjoy them.