3D Realms, maker of classic games such as Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne has announced a new FPS game. Wrath: Aeon of Ruin seeks to teleport you back in time to when games like Quake ruled the roost.
You are Outlander. Once adrift upon the Ageless Sea, you now find yourself on the shores of a dying world. From the consuming darkness emerges a figure cloaked in white, the Shepherd of Wayward Souls, who burdens you with the task of hunting down the remaining Guardians of the Old World. You must journey into the vast gloom to explore ancient ruins, discover forgotten secrets and battle the horrors that lurk within.
That sounds just about perfect for the style of game they appear to be making. Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is built with the Quake 1 engine. As such, it will have a head start when it comes to nailing the feel of classic FPS games. I also really like the visual style. It certainly recalls games like Quake, while also providing a bit of a modern step up when it comes to graphical fidelity.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin Features
The game will include nine weapons, and ten powerful artifacts that will affect how the action plays out. Levels will include ancient crypts, sunken ruins, corrupted temples, and howling forests. Of course, they are all filled with a multitude of enemies that you will need to overcome. Apparently, it will also contain some “captivating lore” which is certainly an interesting and attractive feature. As much fun as Quake and Doom were, the lore largely extended to “everything is bad, go shoot it.” I’m curious to see if the game gets deep with the lore or keeps it strictly surface level.
3D Realms has also mentioned there will be robust modding support. This is great to see, as modding has always been a crucial part of the classic FPS scene. With a release window set for Summer 2019, you can wishlist it on Steam if you want to keep an eye on it.