When you think of classic first person shooters you will probably fondly remember potty mouthed Duke Nukem 3D. 3D Realms were in a unique position as they were fighting not only a plethora of competition- some of that competition was Doom, Doom II and other popular first person shooters of the time. How do you take on competition like that? You go in another direction. Rather than go all surreal and otherworldly with their story and setting, 3D Realms went more realistic with Duke Nukem 3D. Well, as realistic as you can when you have jetpack flying giant humanized pigs in police uniforms.
“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,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “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.”
Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is scheduled to hit the Sony Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC’s via Steam. This is not just a straight port of an old game, no, they are doing some work on this one and improving it.
Hail to the King, Baby episode is all new and original. Contains eight levels that were created by the original designers – Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray.
Come Get Some features all new music by composer Lee Jackson who was the original composer of Grabbag, an iconic theme from the original game. Also additional voice work by John St. John- Duke himself, is added.
I’ve Got Balls of Steel is a behind the scenes tell all with the development team.
I’m Looking Good! lets players enjoy the game using the original 1996 graphics set. You will also be able to toggle in real time over to the new graphics using the True3D Rendering technology.
Grab Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows via Steam on October 11th.