It seems there's no shortage of gaming nostalgia these days as 3DRealms, the makers of legendary Duke Nukem 3D, are coming out with Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, an old school shooter in every possible sense of the word. Yes, that's Quake-1 Tech.
3DRealms, and KillPixel who are also along for the ride, promise that Wrath embodies the timelessness of classics like Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Unreal, Hexen and "carries them into the 21st century."
Judging by the looks of it, it's pretty spot on as Wrath: Aeon of Ruin ticks all the necessary boxes to be in the aforementioned titles, at least in terms of the tech used as it relies on the legendary Quake-1 Tech.
The only thing not retro about it is the launch date, although it's more of a general time frame - 3DRealms set the date for Summer 2019, so soon enough.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin has players in the shoes of Outlander, who's "hunting down the remaining Guardians of the Old World", so the story isn't straying away from the narratives of the 90s either.
Nevertheless, 3DRealms have made sure Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is up to modern code, with 3 hubs and 15 "enormous interconnected levels crawling with hordes of enemies, lore and ancient secrets".
Players will have 9 weapons at their disposal, each with alternate fire modes for some added carnage and the dev promises great moddability.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin offers classic multiplayer modes, 4 player co-op, both in LAN and online, and some appropriate audio work by Andrew Hulshult and Bjorn Jacobson, whose work you probably know already.
"Capped at 666 fps, WRATH will melt your soul and your Voodoo 2... But it's okay. Software Rendering is supported", the announcement says.
In case you feel a special urge for some old school shooting, you might want to check out Ion Maiden , which was built on Build engine, which you know from Duke Nukem 3D.
As for Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, you can find out more on the game's Steam page here .