Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:03pm 12/07/19 | 0 Comments
With a full PC release is happening on August 15, with console versions to follow at a later date. Originally called Ion Maiden the old school shooter has been playable via Steam Early Access for sometime, where thanks to being created using an updated version of Duke Nukem 3D's Build engine has an installation size measured in megabytes. Renamed Ion Fury, today we've got a new trailer to go with the new title.
Which many have speculated has come about due to the striking similarity between the original name and that of heavy metal band Iron Maidem - where the band hasfiled a lawsuit in California over trademark infringement. A mistake that's always costly.
“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter “Ion Maiden” to “Ion Fury,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal fanbase and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.”
Here's the new trailer.
The Steam store page has been updated to reflect the change, where it can still be purchased in Early Access for $28.95 AUD. Having played through the first few levels, Ion MaidenFury definitely evokes the look and feel of classic Duke - but with the ability to run silky smooth in 4K widescreen. Taking on the role of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison the blend of maze-like levels with over-the-top weapons and challenging action is not only solid but a lot of fun to boot.