Publisher 3D Realms today announced that upcoming Build engine first-person shooter Ion Maiden will be renamed to Ion Fury. The full version of the title now has an August release date, as well.
The name change comes as an attempt to avoid further legal trouble with heavy metal band Iron Maiden who previously sued 3D Realms over Ion Maiden's name.
Ion Fury Release Date
"After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter “Ion Maiden” to “Ion Fury,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal fanbase and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.", reads the Steam post announcing the name change.
Alongside the game's name change, the Ion Fury Big Box Edition was also revealed. Priced at $59.99, it comes with a Bowling Bomb USB Flash Drive that contains both a DRM-free copy of the game and its soundtrack, an A3 poster, a GDF keycard similar to those found in-game, a Bowling Bomb sticker set, as well as a 60+ page making-of booklet.
The digital version of Ion Fury will also suffer a price increase ahead of its release date. Currently, it is available on Steam for the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent. The price will then increase to $24.99 on July 18, less than one month before the PC full version's August 15 release date. Ion Fury will arrive on consoles at a later date.