Hail to the king again fairly soon?
Duke Nukem is making a comeback of sorts. A countdown site emerged earlier today that seemed related to the macho first person shooter hero (with “happy 20th anniversary” blazoned near the top) and there were already theories that this would be a re-release of the first Duke Nukem from 1996.
According to a Reddit user who spoke to an unnamed source, this is Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour. A number of screenshots were also provided showcasing enhanced visuals. Other features that are apparently (as in, not totally confirmed) include co-op play and online multiplayer deathmatch. Nerve Software is also apparently in charge of development.
We’ll know for sure if the announcement is real but until then, take even the attached screenshots with a grain of salt. The last we saw of Duke Nukem in any significant video game form was Duke Nukem Forever, the long-in-development FPS from 3D Realms before it went bankrupt and transferred rights to Gearbox Software. And no, it was not worth the wait.
Will this supposed remake fare better? Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out.