3D Realms has unveiled a Phantom Fury reveal trailer showcasing its sequel Ion Fury, a classic FPS game that seeks inspiration from Half-Life and the original Duke Nukem Forever reveal to create an explosive road trip adventure. FPS movie”. Featuring the work of former Valve Half-Life concept artist Chuck Jones, who was brought in by 3D Realms to work on the project, Phantom Fury wears his love of classic PC games on his sleeve.
Phantom Fury sees protagonist Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison awaken from a coma and embark on a journey across the United States in search of a dangerous artifact known as the Demon Core. Oh, we have to mention that she now also has a bionic arm – because why not? Developer Slipgate Ironworks, led by former Rise of the Triad director Frederik Schreiber, promises “an incredible amount of interactivity” in the world, from fully usable computers and playable arcade machines to helicopter flights.
With over 20 weapons at your disposal, including returning favorites such as hand bowling bombs and newcomers including “electrified foam shooters and usable drones”, should provide a ton of unique ways of approaching situations. Plenty of unlockable skills and upgrades promise even more ways to customize your playstyle – and you’ll need them to face the weird and wonderful horrors that await.
You can check out the Phantom Fury reveal trailer below – keep an eye out for some of the references, such as nods to the original Introducing Duke Nukem Forever and a brief glimpse of someone who appears to be John R. Blade from the classic first-person shooter SiN in the final moments.
Phantom Fury is set for a 2023 release date and available on Steam.
If iconic boomer shooters are your jam, a Rise of the Triad remaster is also on the way thanks to a classic FPS developer supergroup, and a Prodeus release date has been set for the retro Doom-style shooter. Meanwhile, our review Metal: Hellsinger blasted us the rhythmic FPS with iconic metal vocals. If you’re looking for something newer, Modern Warfare 2’s beta release date is just around the corner, so check out this link for all the details.