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Cursed by the same fate as all of the greatest action heroes in fiction, Ion Fury protagonist Shelly Harrison just can’t seem to catch a break. After defeating evil cybernetics scientist Professor Jadus Heskel in her last adventure, Shelley hits a local bar to celebrate, only to be interrupted by Heskel once again as he appears in “a monstrous flying machine, cackling madly as he rockets away toward a mushroom cloud on the horizon.”

That’s the set-up for Ion Fury’s upcoming Aftershock expansion, according to a recent press release from publisher 1C Entertainment. For those unaware, Ion Fury is a ‘90s-style first-person shooter from 3D Realms, publisher of classic titles Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem 3D. Ion Fury serves as a modern throwback to those games, and did so with great success when it launched in 2019 to critical acclaim.

Aftershock will continue Shelley’s story “with rockets and high-speed chases,” according to 3D Realms CEO Mike Nielsen. She’ll begin her new fight by boarding a high-speed Hover Bike armed with Drunken Homing Plasma Missiles.

“Ion Fury: Aftershock does some awesome things that we can’t wait to share with you,” Nielsen adds.

The expansion also includes a brand-new “Arrange” mode, which will allow players to “experience the original game but now enhanced with new enemies, weapons and more.”

Ion Fury’s Aftershock expansion will launch on Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021.


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!