If you are a fan of classic first-person shooters, 3D Realms has got exciting news for you. They just announced a new game that fits that description. The official name is Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, and we should expect it in summer 2019.
The studio plans to resemble old-school shooters, which is why they even decided to utilize the engine that was initially used to develop Quake. That’s not where the connection with Quake stops as KillPixel, the development studio behind the Aeon of Ruin is filled with people who have been working on the classic FPS as mappers and modders.
When it comes to Wrath: AOR, the creators insist that the goal is to pay homage to retro FPS games with a release that is a mixture of gore, violence, and fantasy.
What Is the Story of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin?
The world we know doesn’t exist anymore. As if the ruins are not enough, an ageless threat lurks somewhere in the dark. An Outlander comes to the shores of this world, and the Shepherd of Wayward Souls tasks him to find the Guardians who are still alive.
That is the information we have about the plot, but let’s discuss gameplay features. You will have nine different firearms at your disposal, as well as ten artifacts. Since Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is a homage to old-school games, you can expect a double-barreled shotgun, as well as Fangspitter and Retcher.
You will pass through five worlds during your quests, including temples, ancient crypts, and sunken ruins. The developers emphasize that you should pay attention to corners and shadows because hidden keys may be lying there.
An interesting feature is the save system implemented in the game. You can use Soul Tethers to save as any point, but the trick is that you have only a limited amount of these items. That will add a layer of strategy to a title that should focus on high-paced action.
According to the information revealed by the developers, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin will first release on PC. Console releases, including Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, are scheduled for early 2020. No indications about the price at this moment, but you can follow the game’s Steam page for updates.