‘Ion Fury’ Brings 90s-Style FPS Mayhem To Consoles Next Week

Ion Fury blasts its way onto the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch digitally on May 14, retail release to follow next month

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Ion Fury, developer Voidpoint and legendary publisher 3D Realms’ retro-style first-person shooter, will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One digitally on May 14.

Created using Ken Silverman’s Build Engine, which powered such iconic 1990s FPSs as Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior, Ion Fury incorporated many modern features and amenities like the ability to perform headshots, updated physics and environmental interactions,  auto-saves, and more. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will also feature slick, 60FPS gameplay, while the Switch port will offer the obvious bonus of being able to take the bloodbath on the go.

Check out the latest trailer for Ion Fury below:


Here’s a rundown of the game courtesy of its publisher:

“Make way for Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison as she takes down the cyber-cultist army of the sadistic Dr. Jadus Heskel, this time on consoles. Defend Neo D.C. with Shelly’s trusty triple-barreled Loverboy revolver at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and take the destruction on the road with the Nintendo Switch.

Tear through cyborg infantry, giant robots and even wendigos with eight retro-inspired weapons. Dual-wield Penetrator SMGs with incendiary ammunition to scorch foes, wreak havoc with the Disperser with either shotgun shells or swap in grenade rounds, or chuck a Clusterpuck into a room and delete everyone.”


“We wanted to make sure the gory fun from the PC version felt just as great on consoles,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms in a press release announcing the game’s upcoming console launch. “We never thought we would see the day where we could use the Build engine on modern consoles, but we think our players will enjoy the efforts of Voidpoint and General Arcade’s fantastic work.”

In addition to the digital version of the game that releases next week, Ion Fury will also be getting a physical release on June 26. You can purchase your copy here.


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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