Leaves Early Access on 15th August.
As reported back in May, metal band Iron Maiden filed a $2 million trademark infringement lawsuit against publisher 3D Realms over the latter’s first-person shooter – formerly known as Ion Maiden.
Developed by Voidpoint, the game has now been renamed Ion Fury and as announced by 3D Realms and co-publisher 1C Entertainment, will come out of Early Access on 15th August for Linux and Windows. A release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will come at a later date.
“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter Ion Maiden to Ion Fury,” explained Mike Nielsen, CEO at 3D Realms. “A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal [fan base] and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.”
Ion Fury also comes in a physical big box edition. This ’90s-style release comes with the game, a Bowling Bomb-shaped USB drive containing a DRM-free version of the game, soundtrack, poster, key card (based on the one found in-game), making-of booklet, and a Bowling Bomb sticker set.