New Duke Nukem game teased for PlayStation and PC

Decrypted wall of text says Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction will be an action RPG.

A new Duke Nukem action roleplaying game is being teased by Interceptor Entertainment, with canny fans deciphering text to reveal Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction for PC and PlayStation.

Interceptor Entertainment originally asked for 10,000 Facebook likes to translate a chunk of text for fans, but the message was cracked ahead of time: "The king makes his next generation debut in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. A top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation."

A new teaser site, AllOutOfGum.com, currently shows a countdown clock to February 25. The site is accompanied by artwork for Kick-Ass Gum; a reference to one of Duke Nukem 3D's most popular lines.

The text also suggests that the upcoming game won't be a first-person shooter. "Duke Nukem kicks ass across planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to save the President from an apocalyptic alien threat," continues the decrypted text. "All-new enemies, a never before seen arsenal of devastating weaponry, and series-first mechanics; including experience points and tech trees, will let Duke rip 'em a new one in a way he never has before."

Interceptor Entertainment previously ported Duke Nukem's two side-scrolling games to iOS, and was reported last year to be working with Duke Nukem creator Scott Miller.

The studio had once hoped to remake the original Duke Nukem 3D, although this project was scrapped.

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Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

It might be fun. I mean its not Gearbox working on it anymore so lets see what they can do and top down might be fun. I liked the old Duke game where it is side scroller (not the original ones, Manhattan Project if I remember right), so it doesnt mean Duke only should be FPS. New perspective on Duke maybe its all we need. If it will be crap... well... Nobody forces to buy. But personally Im really interested in seeing what can they do.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Leave Duke nukem alone his name has already been sullied by gearbox DNF should of never be released/made/brought back from the grave after 15+ years of hype. no game can leave up to that hype. Gearbox might make good games but  they just want to cash in on the name nothing more. which obvious in the final game.


DNF=Did Not Finish

Takeno456
Takeno456

Get ready for another Duke disappointment!

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

This story has Feedbackula written all over it!

purplestone6988
purplestone6988

consoles could use more top-down action rpgs. along the lines of baldur's gate, dungeon siege, dungeon hunter: alliance, these types of games are really an enjoyable experience not to mention something that provides a little more fresh experience from all the third/first person rpgs.

Navardo95
Navardo95

Cool!! Only 12 years of wait! :)

Necrotron
Necrotron

I'll never understand adapting established IPs to new game mechanics (e.g. top down).  It generally doesn't go well.  But we'll see how this goes.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I wonder what the RPG part of it implies. If it's actually a cool top-down shooter rpg, that could be cool. Like with quests and hubs to explore and stuff.


Or by RPG do they mean "stats". Regardless, at least they're doing something. It COULD be good, you guys can't really judge it yet.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Top down? When they said "next generation debut" I didn't know they meant next-gen mobile.

Angrypcgamenerd
Angrypcgamenerd

Just a sound clip.... well that's it.... But I expect a: Third-person and a first-person game. It's either A) Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded or Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction (a SEQUEL to Duke Nukem Forever or a PREQUEL to Duke Nukem 3D).

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

why don't they just do a sick duke nukem third person shooter with epic moments similar to uncharted. Like a building falling down with duke bursting through the window onto another rooftop and then shooting a bfg (big fucking gun) at some big ass alien. duke is supposed to be badass, he was far from badass in dnf and he will be far from badass in a top down shooter. If you are going to be simplistic and retro with the duke, at least do it right and make it a platformer like the original duke nukem games.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

a top down shooter?


this is the next gen duke game?


as if forever wasn't bad enough, they insult the fans even further by announcing a top down shooter. No thanks, you already killed duke nukem with forever which took forever to come out. I was hoping they would redeem themselves after reading the headline for this article, but as soon as I read top-down I just laughed.

GarGx1
GarGx1

Duke Nukem (took) Forever 2?

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

I'd give it an enthusiastic shot. RPG elements + traditional meathead FPS concepts sounds interesting. I'm being totally honest by the way.

Paul2004
Paul2004

Lets see just how well this one does, cant do much worse than the last one ;).....atleast i hope not :o

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

I want an action RPG set over a period of a decade where you work on a game stuck in development and finally ship an out dated disappointing mess... but at least you ship it.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Cool, a Sony PS7 announcement...

Pupchu
Pupchu

Done in 10 years?

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

The Shadow Warrior devs need to do an FPS of Duke Nukem already.

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

If done right, a Diablo clone with Duke Nukem could be great.



Barighm
Barighm

Huh. Sounds like Gearbox isn't very confident Duke can be a success, so they're testing the waters with one of these smaller scale games.

gameofthering
gameofthering

I hope it turns out to be good. Going to get it for the PC.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Wow. Don't I feel lucky to be a PlayStation owner right now.....

StHapns247
StHapns247

By saying "playstation" they are covering their bases, but they do know it will be either Playstation 16 or 17.

ux107
ux107

Well then, this shouldn't take very long, another 10-15 years or so and we should have another Duke game.

Fursnake
Fursnake

This should be good...sarcastically speaking that is.

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

When I first saw the article title, I thought the game might be named Duke Nukem: Eternity. Glad to see that's not the case. Maybe this will be released in less than 12 years.

ADO300
ADO300

this time, i'm optimistic about a duke nukem game, i don't belive it's going to be rushed or canceled 15x in the middle.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Hmm... I'm a big Duke fan, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

MMX377
MMX377

15 more years to go... and it's going to be a failure for a Dukem Nukem game.


*Two thumbs down for Dukem Nukem*

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The Return of Duke Nukem in a RPG. Fair enough as long as it doesn't take forever to make this game. Otherwise this could end up as a Playstation 6 launch title.

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

I'd care MAYBE after 10 more years

bennehftw
bennehftw

Top down ARPG in the Duke Nukem universe? It sounds amazing to me!

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Good luck working up excitement for this...

The last game was a train wreck, and I don't throw around terms like that often for games.

I suggest avoiding the game altogether, but if you're a big fan of that kind of gameplay, just pretend Duke Nukem forever never happened and pick up Hard Reset instead.

It's not *that* good, but then I don't think Duke Nukem is either really.

Choad-Warrior
Choad-Warrior

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project was a great return to Duke's roots in platforming. While this is a bit different, change can be good. And this could help massage gamers into the idea of another big Duke shooter.

blackfray
blackfray

probably the best... wait a sec... it's not April yet, is it?

atopp399
atopp399

They really shouldn't announce a game like this unless it is ready to be released within a few months.

RedWave247
RedWave247

Each strip of gum in the picture indicates each year of developing time.

I can't wait to play this in 2030!

RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

Top down Duke Nukem RPG? Yes, I'm sure we ALL wanted one of those...

Angrypcgamenerd
Angrypcgamenerd

@Aaronp2k  Duke doesn't have a BFG..... He has a devestator and a shrinker.... But it should be more like him arming himself with a minigun while launching nukes of his own.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@DinoBuster  its not fps, its top-down shooter. Meaning birdseye view (think gta, without the vehicles). boring.