3D Realms has unveiled a Phantom Fury reveal trailer showcasing its Ion Fury sequel, a classic FPS game that looks to pull inspiration from the likes of Half-Life and the original Duke Nukem Forever reveal to craft a bombastic ‘road movie FPS’ adventure. Featuring the work of ex-Valve Half-Life concept artist Chuck Jones, who was brought in by 3D Realms to work on the project, Phantom Fury wears its love of classic PC games on its sleeve.
Phantom Fury sees protagonist Shelly ‘Bombshell’ Harrison pulled out of a coma and set on a journey across the United States in search of a dangerous artifact known as the Demon Core. Oh, we should mention that she now has a bionic arm too – 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 favourites such as the hand-rolled Bowling Bombs and newcomers including “electrified foam shooting devices and eployable drones” should provide a ton of unique ways to approach situations. Plenty of unlockable skills and upgrades promise even more ways to customise your playstyle too – and you’ll need it to go up against the weird and wonderful horrors that await you.
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 Duke Nukem Forever reveal and a brief glimpse of someone who appears to be John R. Blade from 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 courtesy of a classic FPS developer supergroup, and a Prodeus release date has been set for the Doom-style retro shooter. Meanwhile, our Metal: Hellsinger review has had us blasting through the rhythmic FPS to some iconic metal voices. If you’re in the market for something more newfangled, the Modern Warfare 2 beta release date is upon us, so check that link for all the details.