Alongside word that both 3D Realms and Ion Maiden publisher 1C Entertainment are also collaborating on a brand new FPS being developed using the original Quake engine. Very cool. With Ion Maiden being developed by Voidpoint and using the same Build Engine that powered Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood - the game is now set to launch on PC and consoles (including the Switch) in Q2 2019.
Already playable on PC in a sort of Shareware meets Early Access form Ion Maiden lives up to its roots with classic old-school shooter action. But with updates to the engine to allow for a widescreen HD presentation.
"Presenting games like Ion Maiden to all of 3D Realms' fans is our number one priority," said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. "Partnering with 1C Entertainment means we can make our dedicated community happier by bringing Shelly to consoles."
"I was always a fan of the old-school classic FPS titles Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Max Payne and Shadow Warrior, so I am super thrilled to partner with a legendary studio such as 3D Realms," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of 1C Entertainment. "As a global publisher, our goal is to bring top-quality titles to all the gamers around the world, and our cooperation with 3D Realms is a great addition to our portfolio. For me personally, it’s a kid’s dream come true."