Everything old is new again. This week sees the console release of Ion Fury, a new first-person shooter from 3D Realms, created using Build â€“ the engine which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior and a handful of other well-regarded â€˜90s shooters.
The PC version of Ion Fury from 2019 gained high praise from critics, including a 9.0 from GameInformer. “More than just a throwback to frenzied â€˜90s shooters, Ion Fury is a fantastic game filled with creative weaponry, oodles of humor, and memorable levels,” they said.
Sticking with the retro theme, Huntdown is a gritty run â€˜n gun shooter starring a ragtag bunch of bounty hunters, out to clean the grimy city streets. Weâ€™ve seen countless pixel art games recently, and this is easily the most impressive. The co-op mode looks like a blast too – the trailer shows one player throwing a grenade while the other bats it into a crowd of street punks. Weâ€™re hoping for more examples of teamwork in the full game.
Then thereâ€™s Dungeon of the Endless, published by good old SEGA. Yes, itâ€™s another top-down dungeon crawler with pixel art. This one goes beyond its peers, however, throwing a bunch of different mechanics into the mix, all of which reportedly work harmoniously. Like Ion Fury, it arrived on PC some time ago to positive reviews.
We arenâ€™t out the retro woods yet – Potata: fairy flower, in all its lower caps non-glory, is a 2D platform puzzler with adventure game elements. This too throws a lot of ideas into one bag – it features tricky platforming stages, increasingly tough puzzles â€“ which riff on Lights Out and Tetris â€“ boss battles, RPG-style quests, and a few panic-inducing chase scenes. Again, itâ€™s a mix that works. Take a look at today’s review.
Other new releases include sporting update Super Mega Baseball 3, Atariâ€™s role-player PONG Quest, and EMMA: Lost in Memories – a 2D puzzle platformer in which platforms and walls start disappearing once touched.
Thereâ€™s a new free-to-play release due out too – Island Saver, the trailer of which reminds us of Slime Rancher, is published by Natwest Bank and holds a degree of educational value. Somewhat ironically, it contains DLC.
New release showcase
Super Mega Baseball 3
Dungeon of the Endless
Potata: fairy flower
New multiformat releases
- Ion Fury
- Island Saver
- EMMA: Lost in Memories
- Thy Sword
- Super Mega Baseball 3
- Potata: fairy flower
- Tacticool Champs
New on PSN
- Dungeon of the Endless
- Final Assault
- PONG Quest
New Switch retail releases
- Shmup Collection
- Finding Teddy 2 Definitive Edition
- Super Kickers League Ultimate
- Bibi & Tina at the Horse Farm
- Bibi & Tina: Adventures with Horses
New on Xbox One store
- Deep Rock Galactic 1.0
Next week: Saints Row The Third: Remastered, Maneater, Golf With Your Friends, The Persistence, Pixel Ripped 1995, Monstrum, Edge Of Eternity, The Wonderful 101: Remastered, and GORN.