Ion Maiden : A brand new FPS being published by 3D Realms, and it uses the BUILD Engine

A throw back to 1996! If it can live up to the fame of Duke3D and Blood, this might turn out to be a really good game.

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A throw back to 2018,

Still, boss as fuck.

Yeah I chuckled a bit at the “coming 2018” bit haha

Is it out now?

Sort of, it’s in early access on Steam. Playable, but not finished yet.

Welp…

Wow… I can clearly see how people would think that this game is actually a shitty JRPG wannabe mobile POS! THEY ARE IDENTICAL! /s

They didn’t copy the font, the likeness of the art, the sounds, or the music. But it says “maiden”…

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Also, it’s funny that CNN called them “3D Realm” in the article.

It took me a couple days after this was announced to realize it wasn’t called “Iron Maiden” so yeah it might be a little too similar.

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Same here. I thought it was Iron Maiden too.

Yeah, I also thought it was Iron Maiden.

BUT, an iron maiden is an actual thing that existed before the band. I’m not a lawyer, but that seems like there would be some wiggle room.

The suit also talks about specific assets and characters that are trademarked, but I haven’t played the game so I wouldn’t know.

If I were a dying rock band, I would protect my legacy as much as possible also, so I can’t blame them. They do have a cool pinball game, so it’s not like they’re unfamiliar in the gaming sphere.

Which is 15th August.