As section of 3d Realms’ Realms Deep digital event, the publisher declared Phantom Fury (opens in new tab), a sequel to 2019’s Develop motor FPS, Ion Fury. Changing Voidpoint LLC in the driver’s seat is Slipgate Ironworks, a Danish studio that aided co-establish the good Cyborg Ninja FPS, Ghostrunner.
Although we experienced some misgivings about Ion Fury, we in the end loved and hugely advocate the video game. Computer system Gamer Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti wrote in his assessment that “The complete environment feels like it’s been marinating in its have juices due to the fact 1996, and pretty much each and every corner feels hand-crafted.”
Ion Fury and its forthcoming DLC, Aftershock, have been both equally designed by Voidpoint LLC on a modified model of the common Construct engine employed in video games like Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior. Slipgate Ironworks is going in a totally distinctive path aesthetically creating one thing that virtually seems “PS2+” in its technology stage, anachronistically mixing and matching graphical attributes. The chunkier designs and dithered textures scream 2002, but the lighting is 100% 2022.
The throwback FPS combat absolutely appears to be intact, and the trailer (opens in new tab) also showed off set parts where by you pilot a submarine and a fighter jet. The full point kinda smacks of being Ion Fury’s very own consider on Duke Nukem Eternally (2001), with the city and canyon environments, as nicely as the character artwork all reminding me of that lost recreation (which is presently staying rebuilt (opens in new tab) by a team of modders.)
Also, I gotta say, as a Chicago boy, I appreciate the inclusion of our iconic Marina Town (opens in new tab) towers in the trailer. The Chicago PD autos seen at the finish also establish this is just not a “The Dark Knight” condition with the city’s locales just standing in for someplace fictional. Looking ahead to observing a dithered, reduced-poly Italian Beef wet with further sweet peppers.
This is also a little something of a homecoming for Slipgate. Below its authentic title “Interceptor Leisure,” the developer produced the leading down, Unreal Engine 3 isometric shooter Bombshell in 2016. This was seemingly at first intended to be a Duke Nukem spinoff, one that the license holder Gearbox nipped in the bud. Interceptor instead launched new protagonist Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, who then went on to star in Ion Fury and now Phantom Fury.
The developer certainly would seem to have appear a extensive way due to the fact that unfortunate shooter, which we rated a 30% in our review (opens in new tab) all individuals years in the past. Phantom Fury is presently established to launch someday in 2023, and you can wishlist it on Steam.
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