If you’re an old fool like me, you’ll likely remember when the original Quake from id Software released back in 1996. A stupendous combination of frenetic gothic first-person violence and unmatched level design backed by a rollicking Nine Inch Nails soundtrack, Quake was, and is, rightfully regarded as one of the best shooters ever made. And now, those crazy dudes at 3D Realms are bringing us WRATH: Aeon of Ruin to PS4, a game which uses the original Quake Engine to grand effect.
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin brings the Quake 1 Engine to PS4
As the Outlander, players find themselves washed up on the island of dying world whereupon they are tasked with wiping out the Guardians of the Old World in order to free the realm from the grip of a demonic presence. Think a sort of alternate, Dark Ages style Doomguy and you’re basically there really.
Boasting 9 different weapons with multiple fire modes, a range of devastating magical artifacts, 15 different levels interconnected by 3 massive hubs and some classic multiplayer deathmatch based on QuakeWorld netcode and it’s looking like WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is going to end up pretty essential when it releases on PS4.
What’s old is truly new again, eh? Whilst we don’t have release date yet for WRATH: Aeon of Ruin, you can catch the immensely satisfying debut trailer below.
Published and developed by 3D Realms, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is set to release on PS4 sometime later this year.