Remember how those Duke Nukem screenshots were leaked? Well today, at PAX West, Gearbox Software has officially revealed something we all knew was coming – Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour. It’s headed to Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One, much sooner than you’d think.
Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, explains:
When I first moved out to Texas to join the Duke Nukem 3D development team in the mid-nineties, I could not possibly predict that we were all going to be part of the emergence of the 3D First Person videogame genre that would ultimately impact the entire videogame industry. Making it possible for Allen, Richard, Lee and Jon to all come back together 20 years later to bring a whole new episode to the classic game is just one of those rare and incredible things that I hope will bring joy and happiness to hardcore videogame fans new and old.
Set to launch on October 11, 2016 (for a bargain price), this new edition features both the original, 1996 landmark FPS, but also a stack of new, never-before-seen content.
You can expect the following:
- “Hail to the King, Baby!” – Complete all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray
- “Come Get Some!” – All-new original music composed by Lee Jackson, original author of Duke Nukem’s iconic theme “Grabbag” and sound designer for Duke Nukem 3D, along with new one-liners from the voice of Duke himself, Jon St. John
- “I’ve got Balls of Steel!” – All-new behind-the-scenes original development team commentary accessible in-game
- “I’m Lookin’ Good!” – Play the game using the original 1996 graphics engine or toggle in real time to play with the original content rendered at high fidelity and blistering frame rate using Gearbox’s all-new “True3D Rendering” mode
More bits and pieces about Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will be revealed shortly, but for now, why not take a look back at our seven-part History of Duke Nukem?