Rumor alert everyone. According to the findings of NeoGAF, a new Duke Nukem game will be unveiled in 25 days. This rumored title is said to be developed by Interceptor – the team behind Rise of the Triad – and a teaser website has been launched (though it’s currently down for maintenance).
A teaser image has also emerged, hinting towards a new Duke Nukem game. After all, one of Duke’s best liners was “It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I’m all out of gum”.
In case you weren’t aware of, Interceptor was previously working on a free remake of Duke Nukem 3D that would be powered by Unreal Engine 3. We’ve covered this project back in the days, however it was put on hold and was never released.
Little is known about what this new Duke Nukem game may be. Still, we do know that Interceptor would love to make a ‘different’ Duke Nukem game, meaning that this project may be the free remake of Duke Nukem 3D or a completely new Duke Nukem title.
Here is what Interceptor’s CEO, Frederik Schreiber, said back in November 28th about the current state of Duke Nukem games:
“I’m also personally tired of Pigcops, Turd Jokes, and a Goofy Duke Nukem.I would love to see a Duke Nukem game, taken in a completely new direction. A way more serious and “Badass” Duke, with an epic plot. Something that really brings back Duke as an Action Hero.
That reminds me of how tired I am of strippers, babes etc. in Duke Nukem games, which only degrades Duke’s intelligence even more (there is nothing wrong with Duke Liking strippers and babes, but it shouldn’t be the main plot of a game). Give us a Duke game without strippers, a great sinister villain than can break Duke (Think Bane from DK:Rising), a slightly older, and way more badass/gritty Duke, and a galactic plotline that can be taken seriously, and I’m Sold!”
All in all, a new Duke Nukem title may be heading towards our way, so stay tuned for more!
This new Duke Nukem game will be called Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction and will be a top-down action RPG that will be powered by Unreal Engine. Thanks Mark!