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WRATH: Aeon of Ruin 1.0 officially launches

wrath: aeon of ruin 1.0 launches for the hardcore fps game on linux steam deck and windows pc

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin 1.0 launches for the hardcore FPS game on Linux, Steam Deck, and Windows PC. Thanks to the skilled folks at KillPixel Games and Slipgate Ironworks for making this possible. Available on both Steam and Humble Store.

For those who relish a blend of dark fantasy and horror in their hardcore FPS experience – WRATH: Aeon of Ruin has just rolled out its 1.0 version. Developed by KillPixel Games and Slipgate Ironworks, and published by 3D Realms and Fulqrum Publishing, this title is best for anyone craving a high-octane, old-school shooter vibe for Linux and Steam Deck (playable).

First up, let’s talk about what’s new in this release. The 1.0 version introduces a fresh hub world, setting the stage for your epic WRATH: Aeon of Ruin journey. While you dive into three hair-raising boss battles that cap each episode – it’s the ultimate test of your skills. You also get your hands on three new weapons, adding more firepower to your arsenal. And that’s not all – there are four new adversaries to challenge you, two new Sigils, and five new Artifacts. Plus, the storyline is also fully fleshed out, adding depth to your adventure.

The enhancements in this release are noteworthy. There’s also a new tutorial that does a fantastic job of walking you through the gameplay mechanics and setting the scene of the game’s world. Think of it as your crash course in becoming a pro. The tweaks to enemy AI and overall performance are also commendable, making your experience smoother and more engaging.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin 1.0 Release Trailer

You play as the Outlander, waking up amidst the remnants of The Old World. Guided by the Shepherd of Wayward Souls, your mission is to hunt down the Guardians of the Old World. It’s a journey filled with intense battles and an unending thirst for victory.

The weaponry in WRATH: Aeon of Ruin 1.0 includes nine different options, each offering unique firepower and versatility. Whether it’s the double-barreled shotgun for blasting through enemies or the Ruination Blade for close combat, there’s something for every play style. The Retcher, a bio-weapon, is particularly interesting, turning cysts into lethal projectiles.

Exploration is a key part of the experience. You’ll traverse through corrupted temples, mystic forests, and decaying ruins, all interconnected by the hub world. The maps are vast, and there’s treasure waiting for those willing to explore every nook and cranny.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin 1.0 does an amazing job of paying homage to classics like QUAKE, while also carving out its own identity. It’s a well designed FPS that will appeal to both long-time fans and newcomers to the genre. The combination of a heavy metal soundtrack and a visually stunning world of gore elevates the adrenaline rush.

Frederik Schreiber, the CEO of 3D Realms, sums it up perfectly. “WRATH” is a hardcore FPS that merges dark fantasy and horror, powered by the Quake engine. It’s also a twisted adventure that skillfully blends inspiration from old-school titles with contemporary elements.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is available now with 1.0 on Steam and Humble Store. Priced at $21.24 USD / £17.84 / 21,24€ with the 15% discount for the first week. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss out on Linux, Steam Deck (playable), and Windows PC.

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