Realms Deep 2023, a celebration of retro-style shooters and other games, took place over the weekend. Hosted by legendary publisher 3D Realms, the event showcased world premieres, special guests, and interviews. While the four-hour livestream may have been missed by some, we’ve gathered the highlights related to the Nintendo Switch. So let’s dive in and discover what the event had in store for Switch gamers.

One of the highly anticipated games showcased during Realms Deep 2023 was Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. Powered by the Quake engine, this first-person shooter was originally slated for a Spring 2023 release on the Switch. However, the game will now leave “early access” on PC on February 27, 2024. While there is no update on the Switch release, fans hope it will follow shortly after.

Fans of Ion Fury will be thrilled to know that Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison makes her return in a new game titled Phantom Fury. Described as “road movie-inspired,” this game has already been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch and other platforms. However, it seems to have missed its release date. In the meantime, a demo is available on Steam, giving players a taste of what’s to come.

New Blood Interactive announced that a “full visual remaster” of Dusk would be released this December, aptly named Dusk HD. The remaster will be delivered as a free update to the original game. As of now, there is no news regarding a console release for Dusk HD.

The remastered and enhanced version of the crime-themed first-person shooter, Kingpin, has finally received a release date. Originally announced in 2020, Kingpin is set to launch on PC on December 5, 2023. Although the Nintendo Switch and other platforms were initially mentioned, the latest trailer doesn’t provide any direct reference to them.

For those craving some retro first-person shooting action, Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition arrived on the Nintendo Switch this week. This dark fantasy FPS harkens back to the classic era of shooters, delivering fast-paced gameplay and over-the-top action. If you want a taste of what to expect, check out the trailer and our Nintendo Life review.

GRAVEN, a dark fantasy FPS, has seen its fair share of delays. After being announced for the Switch in 2021, the game is finally set to exit PC early access on January 23, 2024. The developer has assured fans that the game is playable on all supported platforms, including consoles. While the specific release date for the Switch version is yet to be announced, players can rest assured that the team is dedicated to bringing the game to Nintendo’s platform.

Realms Deep 2023 also unveiled a release date for Ion Fury: Aftershock, an expansion to the original Ion Fury game. PC players can look forward to diving into this new content on October 2. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on a console release date. Rest assured, if any news regarding a Switch release surfaces, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Realms Deep 2023 showcased a diverse array of games, from highly-anticipated releases to unexpected surprises. While some titles experienced delays or lack of information regarding console releases, there is still plenty to look forward to. Whether you’re a fan of classic shooters or crave a unique gaming experience, the event had something for everyone. For a comprehensive recap of Realms Deep 2023, head over to the official 3D Realms YouTube channel. Which games caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more updates on these exciting releases.


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