Are you ready for old school shoot ‘em up experience? Then hold on tight folks because 3D Realms, the gaming studio that produced masterpieces such as Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior has just announced a cyberpunk-inspired shooter. Called Ion Maiden, the game will deliver the same fast-paced action, deadly weapons, and tons of way to slaughter your enemies.
3D Realms Going Old School with Ion Maiden?
You’re probably wondering what the heck is wrong with 3D Realms and why in the world would anyone want to release a faux 3D Nukem-inspired game when everything revolves around 4K? Well, it’s true that the company’s move took us by surprise but considering that the indie/old school gender is winning ground fast in front of triple A’s, something as simple and nostalgic as Ion Maiden is more than welcome.
Now, Ion Maiden is far from being a Duke Nukem 3D clone, the game having a life of its own. Set is a dystopic future, where cybernetics produced hellish creatures, you’ll take the role of the Ion Maiden, the chick who knows how to handle her guns and quickly dispose of man, machine, and everything in between.
To make the game even more authentic, the gaming company has decided to stick with the graphical engine used to design Duke Nukem 3D and the first Shadow Warrior. As the Ion Maiden, you will have access to an insanely variated arsenal, from guns, Uzis, and grenade launchers, all the way to cyberpunk-inspired melee weapons such as shock batons.
The good news is that the game is now available on Steam and can be bought for a meager 22 bucks, which is a pretty good price for those who want to take a brisk walk down nostalgia lane. Here’s also the game’s launch trailer so you would know what to expect.