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Ion Fury is a prequel to Bombshell. Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, a bomb disposal expert working for the Global Defense Force (GDF), returns as the game's protagonist, fighting against the cybernetic forces of Dr. Jadus Heskel.

The game is built in a modified version of the EDuke32 source port of the famed Build engine that powered Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood, which brings modern additions to an otherwise quite old-school experience, such as high resolution support, higher-quality textures, and autosaves running alongside regular manual game saving options, while retaining the bulk of the gameplay from these titles.

On 28 February 2018, the Preview Campaign was released, having but one short episode that ends in a boss fight. Shelly has four weapons available to her, with her signature three-barreled revolver and homing bombs first seen in Bombshell also making a return. The game prides itself in the level of interactivity with the environment, and rewards exploration and uncovering secrets, some of which bring bonuses like health, armour and/or ammo pickups.


Ion Fury Windows If you wonder why Shelly is the only GDF member in the promo material... this is why.
Ion Fury Windows One of the first views of the city in the game's first level
Ion Fury Windows Sneaking up on two enemies (preview campaign).
Ion Fury Windows Boss fight against a dropship

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Washington Project" -- working title
  • "Ion Maiden" -- initial release title

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Gaming Nexus Aug 14, 2019 9.5 out of 10 95
Destructoid Aug 17, 2019 8 out of 10 80
IGN Aug 14, 2019 7.5 out of 10 75
Meristation Aug 26, 2019 7.5 out of 10 75
ScreenRant Aug 25, 2019 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Aug 14, 2019 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Aug 18, 2019 62 out of 100 62
Cultured Vultures Aug 14, 2019 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Aug 23, 2019 Unscored Unscored
Big Boss Battle (B3) Mar 04, 2019 Unscored Unscored


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3D Realms was sued over the games original title Ion Maiden by the band Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden claimed trademark infringement over the name of the game and its logo being extremely similar to theirs.

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Sciere (585971) added Ion Fury (Windows) on Mar 01, 2018
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