Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is 3D Realms’ new Quake engine FPS

The spirit of Quake lives again

Yesterday, 3D Realms teased the announcement of a new Quake 1 engine shooter. Today, the studio has delivered with the reveal of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. Developed in partnership between 3D Realms, KillPixel, and a set of “Quake scene veterans,” Wrath looks like exactly the sort of shooter you’d expect with that pedigree – the Steam page even proudly boasts a “Levelord seal of approval.”

Wrath has the Lovecraft-esque horror vibes of the original Quake, pitting you against hordes of of nightmarish monsters with a healthy selection of weapons with which to tear through those enemies. In addition to the nine main weapons with alternate fire modes, you’ll also be able to pick up artifact items – a brief Game Informer feature describes one example where you can elect to drain your health for a few seconds of invulnerability.

The campaign will offer three hub worlds and 15 interconnected levels, as well as multiplayer modes built with QuakeWorld netcode. You’ll also be able to partner up with your friends for four player co-op – and yes, that works both on LAN and online.

You can see plenty more of what to expect in the trailer below.

In addition to all the stuff in the base game, you can also expect full-featured mod support – the same tools used to build the game will be made available from day one.

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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is currently scheduled to launch this summer. 90s shooters are apparently back – from the excellent spiritual rebirths of games like Doom to the more explicit throwbacks like Dusk and now Wrath.