Duke Nukem II coming to iOS

$2 app launching in April includes 32 levels, full touch-screen support, new music.

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Duke Nukem II is coming to iOS. 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment today announced that the 1993 action-shooter will be available for Apple devices in April as a $2 download.

No mention was made of a release for Android or Windows Phone.

Duke Nukem II for iOS includes 32 levels, full full-screen support, new artwork and music, and save/load functionality. In addition, the game supports replays and allows users to track their scores through leaderboards.

Interceptor Entertainment is also working on the Rise of the Triad remake, in development for a PC launch through Steam.

A trailer for Duke Nukem II for iOS is below.

Discussion

30 comments
CyberX115
CyberX115

I played this game on the PC many years ago. Good memories. Why don't they just release this on Xbox Live and PSN? That would be awesome. I'd download it for sure.

FedCom
FedCom

So... am I the only one to find it a little depressing DNF was in actual development for over half of Duke's existence?

leeko_link
leeko_link

I would had been more happy if it was released for the eShop, Xbox Live Arcade, and/or PSN. Releasing an awesome game and making it un-awesome on an inferior platform is not something I would be excited about.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I'm probably one of the few that actually really enjoyed Forever. Bring on the next Duke! This port should hold my interest for now.

Psycold
Psycold

I found out about these games when I was in the 6th grade, that was around '95 I believe. I was lucky to have a teacher who was really into computers and had a bunch of them in the classroom. My friends and I used to get the magazines where you could order shareware floppy disks to get new games. Around the same time I played Commander Keen and Full Throttle.

DarkImpact2021
DarkImpact2021

Screw that noise! Put all of the Duke Nukem Side-Scrollers on Xbox Live Arcade. I already have Duke 3D, Duke Forever, and Manhattan Project on XBLA, so why not let me have the entire series. I love the classics as much as I do the FPS series.

Jearoon
Jearoon

Ah, back in the day. I'd love to see the original on iOS as well. I'm dubious about playing platformers on touch-screen devices though - I'd much sooner have buttons. If they made it available on PC/Mac in some way (browser apps for example), I'd happily pay a few quid for it!

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Duke Nukem 1 and 2 were two of the earlier games I played when I was kid. ....Of course I played 3D when I was six or seven so I was still young then.

I think they are both available on GOG and have been for a few months for anyone who wants it on the PC

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

I second bringing this to Android. Loved the original side scroller Duke Nukems as a kid and would love to get my hands on this for such a cheap price.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Bring it to Android! iOS and anything else Apple are for n00bs!

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

I remember stealing the Shareware version of this from Radio Shack. Game sucked.

obsequies
obsequies

duke3d on ios was amazingly terrible, like doom was half decently playable but the controls for duke were mind boggling. It's also free

xolivierx
xolivierx

Why Duke Nukem!? I miss Alien Carnage aka Halloween Harry WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MUCH!

ElfShotTheFood
ElfShotTheFood

The PC version was the first game I ever played with a Soundblaster sound card.

Not sure why they'd remake this, outside of nostalgia. Wouldn't Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project have been a better choice?

ADO300
ADO300

man now i wish i had an iOS device =/

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

No John St John?  That's one sad advertisement.  It can't control well.. unless you have a bluetooth controller or something.  Still, for $2 it will be fun for someone.  I'll play it on the PC, though.

dominoodle
dominoodle

I had no idea Duke Nukem was ever a 2d platformer.

Imatyta
Imatyta

@XboxGuy1537 DNF is one of the worst games I have ever played. Everything in that game is horrible.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@xolivierx Unfortunately, Halloween Harry isn't a familiar franchise. They are probably counting on the Duke Nukem name to sell in and of itself. Not sure how well that name still comes across, but most people are only familiar with Duke 3D.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@ElfShotTheFood Soundblaster... now there's a word I haven't heard in a long time.  I remember hearing ignorant people calling their speakers that were screwed to their monitors "soundblasters".

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@dominoodle It was a 2D platformer before it was ever a 3D shooter. The old games were pretty fun too, among the best of the old 2D sidescrollers. In fact most Apogee and Epic Megagames of old were pretty solid.

GreggD
GreggD

@dominoodle A lot of people are in the same boat as you. Luckily for me, I found a CD-Rom of Duke II at a CVS, of all places. Played the hell out of it, awesome game.

obsequies
obsequies

@Pierce_Sparrow @obsequies probably..except this is still another controller touch adaptation..which is one D less worse than 3d on a mobile. I won't bash the game till I play it but I will certainly bash the concept of porting physical controller designed games to touch

TimboII
TimboII

 @93ChevyNut @ElfShotTheFood Yeah! Sound blaster 16 FTW!

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@obsequies @Pierce_Sparrow Yeah, but Duke II's controls were simple enough. A virtual controller on a phone, the same kind for any action game a phone might have, should pretty much work here. I'm willing to give it a chance anyway.