Nintendo Switch is abruptly building up such a library of released or nearly released retro first-person shooters (FPS) that I’m starting to have trouble remembering them all. We got the awesome Ion Fury in May, which ran on the Build engine. Project Warlock just released. (Stay tuned for our review of that.) And Wrath: Aeon of Ruin will launch next year using the engine that powered Quake. But now we have yet another option for absolutely brutalizing enemies: DUSK from developer David Szymanski and publisher New Blood Interactive. The game launched in late 2018 on PC and kind of led the charge for these revivals, and it will land on Nintendo Switch on Halloween, Oct. 31.
DUSK draws inspiration from Doom, Quake, Blood, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life, and Redneck Rampage, among other games. Here’s a description of how its single-player campaign will work out via Steam:
In three distinct campaign episodes hand-crafted from straight outta the ’90s, players will battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants and even darker forces and attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth. Featuring a vast arsenal of badass weaponry including sickles, swords, crossbows, rifles, dual-wielded and double barreled shotguns and incredibly necessary grenade and rocket launchers, DUSK brings unapologetic retro action from start to finish.
The game also has an “Endless Survival Mode” that is exactly what it sounds like, as well as arena multiplayer. Check out the brief announcement trailer and an old launch trailer that will show you what to actually expect from DUSK‘s gameplay.
These are good days for the ’90s FPS enthusiasts. Will you be picking up DUSK, and have you played Ion Fury or Project Warlock yet?