1C Entertainment, a global publisher in collaboration with 3D Realms, the developer of classic FPS games including Duke Nukem and Shadow Warriors, are bringing Ion Maiden to the Nintendo Switch in the second quarter of 2019. Both publisher and developer are collaborating on a new, unannounced FPS based on the original Quake engine that will also be headed to the Nintendo Switch.
Ion Maiden is a prequel to 2016’s Bombshell, your character Shelly has to take down the transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel. Ion Maiden utilizes the classic Quake engine, early access players have been greeted with modern touches such as headshots, modern-day physics, and interactivity, widescreen support and auto-saves. The two companies are taking what made FPS games great in the past and blending them with today’s games to give players the best of both worlds.
“Presenting games like Ion Maiden to all of 3D Realms’ fans is our number one priority,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “Partnering with 1C Entertainment means we can make our dedicated community happier by bringing Shelly to consoles.”
“I was always a fan of the old-school classic FPS titles Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Max Payne and Shadow Warrior, so I am super thrilled to partner with a legendary studio such as 3D Realms,” said Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of 1C Entertainment. “As a global publisher, our goal is to bring top-quality titles to all the gamers around the world, and our cooperation with 3D Realms is a great addition to our portfolio. For me personally, it’s a kid’s dream come true.”