3D Realms is not exactly the same studio that released Duke Nukem 3D back in the day, but the developers found a solid new nostalgic niche. Ion Maiden was an early hit with players and it looks like the company is taking the next logical step after launching a new Build engine –a new Quake engine-based game.
The company promises to announce the new game on March 7 – tomorrow as the article goes live. The tweet is accompanied by an ‘unannounced Quake 1 engine shooter’ hashtag, plus the tagline “you will not survive.” 1C Entertainment is also tagged in the tweet, so it can be assumed that the company will handle the game’s publishing duties.
As ResetEra users have noted, the studio has been teasing this game via its official Discord for some time, and there’ve even been a few gifs showcasing tiny snippets of gameplay. That particular bit shows a player walking through a rune-lined portal, unarmed except for a serrated knife attached to one hand.
Ion Maiden comes from developer Voidpoint technically, but as a 3D Realms – published throwback it could give us an indication of what to expect from the new game.
That game was launched in Early Access, so we could see the same thing here – and potentially that means we could play the new Quake engine game as soon as tomorrow’s announcement hits.