PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One games NEWS: 2020 hidden gem out next week

PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One games NEWS: 2020 hidden gem out next week

PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch fans are counting down to the release of a hidden gem.

It was recently announced that old-school first-person shooter Ion Fury will launch next week.

Ion Fury is a cyberpunk shooter developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms.

After originally launching on PC, the highly-rated shooter has been given a May 14 release date on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Fans can even pick up a physical edition of the game, although not until June 26.

Make way for Shelly ‘Bombshell’ Harrison as she takes down the cyber-cultist army of the sadistic Dr. Jadus Heskel, this time on consoles,” reads the official description.

“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.”

As developer Voidpoint explains, Ion Fury uses the same engine as the original (and best) Duke Nukem, only with new features like headshots and improved physics.

“Utilising the same Build engine behind the original Duke Nukem 3D, Ion Fury offers the beloved feel of ‘90s shooters.

“Seamlessly integrated modern features include headshots, environmental interaction, improved physics, auto-saves, and widescreen functionality.

“Ion Fury’s marriage of both styles provides both a genuine introduction to classic FPS games and a worthy addition to the genre as a whole, as evidenced by winning IndieDB’s game of the year award.”

With the Ion Fury release date just over a week away, fans can pre-order the game now on Xbox One and from May 7 on Nintendo Switch.

The game has also been given a discount on these platforms, costing £16.99 on Xbox One (down from £19.99). The Nintendo Switch version will be given a 15% discount.

Ion Fury will cost £19.99 on PlayStation 4, although there’s no word on if it will be available to pre-order and pre-load.

Of course, pre-loading shouldn’t be too big an issue, as the game only weighs in at around 600MB.

Published at Tue, 05 May 2020 08:13:00 +0000