3D Realms to release retro style shooter Wrath: Aeon of Ruin this summer

3D Realms has announced the first-person shooter game Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. This shooter is based on the engine of the original Quake and has some similarities with classic PC shooters from the 90s in both graphics and gameplay elements.

On Wrath: Aeon of Ruin’s Steam page, 3D Realms and publisher 1C Entertainment write that Wrath: Aeon of Ruin runs on Quake-1 technology and contains “dna of shooters from the 1990s.” This involves combining elements from titles such as Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Unreal and Hexen. In the new game, which is presented as quite challenging in terms of difficulty, the necessary shooting is combined with a storyline and all kinds of different environments.

As a player, you are a foreigner who arrives on the shores of a dying world, tasked with hunting down the remaining ‘Guardians of the Old World’. Players must explore ancient ruins, tombs and temples, discover forgotten secrets and battle the evil that lurks in the world. This includes the necessary monsters and walking skeletons. To face them, an arsenal of nine weapons and ten powerful artifacts are on hand.

In addition to this single player story, the new 3D Realms shooting game features several classic multiplayer modes, utilizing the QuakeWorld net code. Up to four players can dominate the world of Wrath in co-op, online, as well as in a local area network.

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin was created to be easily customizable, allowing players to create their own worlds, including their own levels, weapons, and characters. The tools required for this are available to all players.

Developer 3D Realms is best known as the creator of a number of well-known shooting games including Duke Nukem 3D, Prey and Max Payne. The studio released another retro fps over a week ago, called Ion Maiden. This title was created with the Build engine, which was used for, among other things, Duke Nukem 3D from 1996.

It is not yet clear when Wrath: Aeon of Ruin will be released exactly, but that will be sometime in the summer of this year. The game comes out for Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.