It’s a good time to be an FPS fan, particularly if you prefer retro-style shooters that feel like they were made in the ’90s. Last year’s Quake-like DUSK was one of the best games of the year, the Hexen-like Amid Evil is out now, and 3D Realms actually has two games coming out – the Quake-engine powered Wrath: Aeon of Ruin and the Duke 3D-engine built Ion Maiden. And there’s something big coming for Ion Maiden in less than two weeks.
According to the game’s official Twitter feed, there’s an announcement related to Ion Maiden coming on July 11. “You don’t want to miss this!” it teases. There haven’t been any other announcements hinted at from this Twitter account, so it must be significant – and most likely is the game’s release date.
But could it be the full release of Ion Maiden itself? Frederik Schreiber, VP of 3D Realms, also had a few tweets to share – and he seems to be suggesting that not only is the game “almost done”, but 3D Realms is actually prepping the game for launch.