3D Realms has announced its new retro shooter Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. The game is powered by a modified version of the original Quake Engine from 1996.
In the game players are equipped with an arsenal of nine weapons of exceptional might and an inventory of 10 powerful artifacts. They must traverse ancient crypts, sunken ruins, corrupted temples and howling forests to bring death to their enemies.
The game is said to be "fueled by legendary Quake 1 technology" to deliver a retro shooter experience. The game is said to embrace timeless elements from classic titles such as Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Unreal and Hexen.
The game is currently in development at 3D Realms and KillPixel, a team comprising Quake modders and mappers. In April 2017 the KillPixel team doubled in size with the addition of a programmer. The team has been working on the title ever since.
In addition to the story mode, it will also contain classic multiplayer modes powered by QuakeWorld netcode and a local and online 4-player co-op mode.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is expected to release this summer for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.