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3D Realms Collaborates With 1C Entertainment For FPS Ion Maiden On Nintendo Switch

The established development studio 3D Realms has announced it is collaborating with 1C Entertainment to bring Ion Maiden to the Nintendo Switch both physically and digitally in the second quarter of 2019. The team has also revealed that they are also collaborating on a new unannounced FPS for the Nintendo Switch which is based on the original Quake engine.

The Story

While Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her codename defusing bombs for the Global Defense Force, when evil transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes the members of his cybernetic cult onto the streets of Neo DC, she knows it’s time to start causing explosions instead of preventing them.

Her quest to slay Heskel leaves a trail of carnage throughout huge, multi-path levels filled with gigantic explosions, more secret areas than we can count, and inhuman foes behind every corner. There’s no regenerating health here; stop taking cover and start running and gunning.

Shelly’s crusade to take down Heskel’s army will see her leave destruction in her wake with a wide arsenal of weapons, complete with alternate fire modes and different ammo types. Her signature revolver, the tri-barreled Loverboy, brings enemies pain and players pleasure with both single shots and Old West-style hammer fanning action. Who needs a regular shotgun when you can load buckshot into your grenade launcher? Violent, over-the-top Bowling Bombs rip enemies apart with ease.

Ion Maiden laughs at the idea of mandatory checkpoints and straight paths through shooting galleries. But, just because this is a true old-school first-person shooter doesn’t mean we’ve ignored all the good new stuff the last two decades have brought. Headshots? Hell yeah. More physics and interactivity? You betcha. Widescreen, controller support, and Auto Saves? 3D Realms and Voidpoint have taken the best of both worlds and cooked it all into a bloody stew.

Key Features

What to expect from the full version of Ion Maiden upon release:

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
  • Experience the original Build engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!
  • Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through seven exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!
  • A beautiful game world assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites.
  • An awe-inspiring arsenal of devastating weapons, including multiple ammo types and alternate fire modes. Tri-barreled revolvers, grenade launchers, and heat-seeking smart bombs are your best friends!
  • The classic 90s FPS action you love, meshed with modern inventions like locational damage and seamless level transitions
  • Zero procedural generation. All levels are hand made and full of multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!
  • Thumping soundtrack comprised of true tracked module music, in authentic FastTracker 2 format.
  • Easy access on to level editor and other development tools on day one, plus Steam Workshop support.


14 thoughts on “3D Realms Collaborates With 1C Entertainment For FPS Ion Maiden On Nintendo Switch”

      1. Dude, video games aren’t real. They can put a women in anything doing anything. And last I recall, there’s no man alive who can do what Duke Nukem does, it’s all fantasy.

        I do think it’s a trendy thing to put women in video games, and some people are looking to score easy brownie points by doing so. But a women shooting aliens with insane amounts of gunplay? Sounds unrealistic. A man shooting aliens with insane amounts of gunplay? Still sounds unrealistic.

        I guess I wouldn’t confuse something like this with something like Battlefield 5, which tries to act like women were on the front lines in World War 2.

        1. I get where you’re coming from but I think that’s a bit extreme. Sure, Battlefield 5 isn’t historically accurate, but in the end it’s an artistic representation of the period that has two goals: make money and keep players coming back for more. If they have to jump on trends and twist the story to do it, then they will.
          All video games are like that. It doesn’t have to make sense at all, it’s a fantasy. Turning down a video game because it has a female main character is pretty petty in my opinion.
          Imagine for a moment that this game starred a male character. Now it’s lost in the sea of male centric shooters that claim to harken back to the old days. And we lose that glorious reference in the title.
          Change the character to a female and suddenly your game has something unique about it (and least in the present) and is more eye catching to gamers.

      2. The problem with BF5 is the fact that it acts like it’s realistic – realistic visuals, most of the gameplay and physics – and at the same time there are women on the front lines, it’s just dumb. However I don’t refuse all games where there are women, as it maybe seemed from my previous post, I have played Celeste and Steamworld Dig 2 (great games by the way) where the protagonists are women. I just don’t like when there are so many games (mostly action games) where the strong (physically) protagonist is a woman, I think it’s unnatural. Sex that’s naturally (or biologically if you’d like) more suitable for this position are males. Nothing against women, in fact I think this vision of strong women hurts them the most as they have to compete with males and throw away their natural trait that is to be gentle and understanding. I think women and men shouldn’t compete, but co-operate. That’s why I don’t like games with women as warriors. I do however have no problem with games where they are in a more natural position (and it doesn’t matter whether they’re protagonists or not).

  1. Will release without gyro mouse then 9 months later devs will will say we noticed a tread towards gyro and will be added when we get are DUMB HEADS around it

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