Who remembers the Build engine? If you were playing games in the days of Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior, Redneck Rampage, and many others, then you’ve enjoyed the products of 3D Realms’ prolific and distinctive tech. Get ready to so all over again with Ion Maiden, a new shooter that will use the Build engine in 2018.
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The plot is bombastic in all the best traditions of 3DR’s Build engine games. Protagonist Shelly ‘Bombshell’ Harrison is out to save a near-future city, Neo DC, from a cybernetic army commanded by a transhumanist cult leader, Dr Jadus Heskel. Expect to spray ludicrous gibs across huge, multi-path levels vivisected by keycards and rammed full of easter eggs. You can check out the announcement trailer above for a hit of nostalgia that’s rather weirdly leavened with anticipation.