Wrath: Aeon of Ruin Releases February 25 2021, Founders Edition Announced

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin

KillPixel have announced the release date of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin from early access, along with a limited Founders Edition of the game.

As stated in the press release (via Games Press), the game entered Early Access in November 2019. Inspired by shooters from the ’90s, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin promises to be an authentic retro-FPS experience. The game is even powered by the same engine used to make the original Quake, which is also cited as one of its primary inspirations.

To celebrate the impending release date, a Founders Edition was announced. This physical version of the game comes on a CD in a big box that also includes an art book, soundtrack, five metal figurines of the game’s enemies, reversible poster, stickers, and a branded USB drive that includes exclusive digital content. The set is limited to 500 copies and costs $99.99.

The release date announcement coincides with the second big Early Access update. This update includes a new level, new enemy type, a new item, a new gun, and a variety of other tweaks and features.

You can read more here, and find the Content Update #2 trailer below.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

You are Outlander. Once adrift upon the Ageless Sea, you now find yourself on the shores of a dying world. From the consuming darkness emerges a figure cloaked in white, the Shepherd of Wayward Souls, who burdens you with the task of hunting down the remaining Guardians of the Old World. You must journey into the vast gloom to explore ancient ruins, discover forgotten secrets and battle the horrors that lurk within.

Fueled by legendary Quake 1 technology, the veins of WRATH pump with the DNA of revered ’90s shooters. WRATH embraces the timeless elements of classic titles such as DOOM, QUAKE, DUKE NUKEM 3D, BLOOD, UNREAL and HEXEN and carries them into the 21st century.

Equipped with weapons of exceptional might and an inventory of powerful artifacts, you must traverse ancient crypts, sunken ruins, corrupted temples and howling forests to bring death to your enemies. But do not underestimate your adversaries, for they are great in power and number. Your mind must be as sharp as your blade if you hope to survive the dangers ahead.

The world of WRATH is rich with engaging combat, diverse environments and captivating lore. Every element is deftly intertwined to create an authentic and enchanting experience as timeless as the games that inspired it.

  • Explore a vast world shrouded in darkness, passionately crafted by the hands of expert Quake scene necromancers.
  • Forge your path with an arsenal of deadly weapons, each with multiple fire modes.
  • Know your enemy. Many horrors lurk in the shadows, thirsting for your blood.
  • Artifacts of great power lay hidden in the dark places of the world. Find them and dominate your enemies.
  • Powered by the Legendary Quake 1 Tech, WRATH is an authentic, classic FPS in every way.
  • Immerse yourself in haunting music born from the twisted mind of Andrew Hulshult (Quake Champions, Rise of the Triad, Dusk and Amid Evil).

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is in Early Access for Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (via GOG and Steam), and launches February 25th, 2021 for aforementioned platforms, as well as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Image: Steam

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