3D Realms and Voidpoint announce that Ion Maiden is delayed to 2019. This is a classic shooter based on a modified version of the ancient Build Engine that was used to create Duke Nukem 3D. The updated game engine supports modern operating systems and has a bunch of new features. Game publisher 3D Realms no longer owns the Duke Nukem IP so for this game they came up with Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a female version of Duke Nukem.
You can try Ion Maiden's single-player in the Early Access version, both Queen of the Hill mode and a shareware-style chunk of its campaign. Alex Wiltshire thoroughly enjoyed it, saying, "Ion Maiden's scale is ridiculous, with everything too wide and too tall, but that's totally fine because of your equally ridiculous run speed and jump height. You don't need special abilities to traverse the world, not even a sprint meter, because you can just run everywhere. Ion Maiden has the old school's vital kineticism, a sense of speed that more earthbound modern shooters has forgotten. I'm not saying that making everything fast is ideal in all cases, but when environments are this enormous zooming through them feels great."