You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. That was the case with Duke Nukem Forever, a perpetually delayed game starring the Chuck Norris of video game characters, which never was going to live up to a decade of hype. But a new game starring the Duke? Let’s rock!
Interceptor Entertainment is working on a new game starring the hero who is always without gum, and have set up a teaser site in order to get the ball rolling.
It’s currently down for maintenance though, but not before AGB snapped a screenshot. And if that image doesn’t say Duke Nukem, well then my laser surgery on my eyes must have gone catastrophically bad.
NeoGAF believes that they’ve figured out what kind of game Duke Nukem will be back in, with a little bit of digging revealing that Mass Destruction will be a “top down action RPG”. With Unreal Engine flair of course.
As for who Duke will be fighting, it looks like those damn pesky aliens are at it again. Bring on the pig cops baby. Interceptor Games was formed in 2010, for the sole purpose of making a new Duke Nukem game. Gearbox has given them the go-ahead to create a new Duke game, so long as the house of Borderlands can control all the other publisher aspects of this project.
The Interceptor Duke Nukem game was originally meant for a 2011 release, but that one was put on hold as well, leaving the team to work on other projects, such as ported Duke Nukem games and 2013’s Rise of the Triad.
Duke Nukem may be a sexist, one-liner spouting stereotype with a gun, but dammit, he’s my sexist one-liner spouting stereotype with a gun! I’m still waiting for Gearbox to get to work on a Duke Nukem game as well, or to even throw the character into the inevitable Borderlands 3 as a paid DLC class, but I’ll take any manner of ass-kicking and lack of gum until this happens.
Last Updated: February 3, 2014