Duke Nukem 3D Anniversary Edition Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Features Brand New Levels

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour can be played with its original or updated visuals.

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Duke Nukem 3D is back in the 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, Gearbox Software announced at its PAX West panel today. It features a brand new episode that contains eight original levels created by Duke Nukem 3D's original designers.

You can play the new Duke Nukem Anniversary Edition with its original 1996 graphics or the updated visuals and frame rate. The game also includes new music composed by Duke Nukem 3D's original sound designer and new voice lines from Duke voice actor Jon St. John. On top of that, it also features in-game commentary from the developer.

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"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 video game fans new and old," Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour releases October 11 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC at $20.

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SkyHighGam3r

Man, everytime I go to start this game, another version with more content is released. It's seriously annoying lol.

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RSM-HQ

Gearbox are clearly trying to get some cash after Battleborn did not meet expectations.

I'd grab it down the road, once the price is reduced down to the single digits. I enjoy some Duke.

Like many however I have no love for Gearbox. Not for the Alien thing, but because they had the nerve to badmouth Vanillaware. So screw them, Vanilla is far more talented.

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tryseeker

Will wait for the first patch. PC version will suffer stuttering frame rates, slow textures and CTDs.

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moloko

Annnnd there goes another game that probably won't be backwards compatible on XBox One now.

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Johny_47

Bland and boring, I love his one liners and all but the game's gotta be good too. Time To Kill is wicked, especially the music and easter eggs,I hope they remaster that.

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Grenadeh

You're joking, right? $20 for a slight change that there are literally mods that have been around for a decade to do at least the graphical part? How about $5.

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SyntaxKT

@Grenadeh: They need to make some money back after the MASSIVE failure Battleborn was.

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JackNief

@Grenadeh: I'd buy this for five bucks.

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renegade67rick

now we know why the cheaper stuff was pulled from steam and gog, so they could try to sale this one to you for even more. You done ruined Duke for me GB, ill pass

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pez2k_

@renegade67rick: Not only that, the guy who made the previous updated versions has apparently had the income from them withheld by Gearbox so that they can fund this version. There are also a lot of allegations that it's based on stolen code from mod projects and that Gearbox are looking for ways to stiff the original engine developer on royalties. It's very, very shifty overall - buyer beware.

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SyntaxKT

@pez2k_: Those are some really bold claims you just made there, but unsurprising if true. Can you link me to information that talks about this?

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PinchySkree

How bad that detonator looks...

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20$ for 8 new levels for a 20 year old game. This must ne the most overpriced dlc ever.

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JackNief

@Sozialminister: You think that's bad, consider how people who bought the Megaton Edition feel.

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xantufrog

Wow - a lot of passionate discussion below. This is a friendly reminder that people should follow the posting guidelines - even when arguing. There is no reason that this news and differing views on the product can't be discussed civilly

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smokerob79

@xantufrog: come on man your talking about video game junkies and the fact a ton of us were here for the first one......civilly talking about this ant going to happen.........

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xantufrog

@smokerob79: i'm not asking anyone to like the news, I'm telling people to fight with each other within accordance with the Code of Conduct. Certain individuals below were unable to do this.

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smokerob79

@xantufrog: i get it but this is on the level of what is better....one or PS4??......people will fight over every thing to do with it......and so many will be butt hurt over having memories changed.....i get people need to watch what they say.....

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Grenadeh

@xantufrog: Yes there is. Just mod them.

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scatterbrain007

I'm guessing this will not have that awful border on each side of the screen like the one on the last gen consoles had? I still played the game, because it's one of my favorites of all time, but I hated that border!

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coreyrobbins

Gearbox trying to fund Borderlands 3 with this overpriced non-effort. You can regularly get the megaton version of the game which looks the same but has more content for less than 1/4 the price of this.

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MentalRevolt

@coreyrobbins: and you base that one what? The 8 pics you've seen of the gameplay? Wait, where's the 8 new levels in the megaton edition? Go find them and let me know. I'll wait while you look for em k?

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coreyrobbins

@mentalrevolt: The known fact the megaton version actually more content? This one doesn't have any of the expansions beyond Episode 4, and their additional eight levels for Episode 5. No Duke Caribbean, no Duke It Out in DC, no Nuclear Winter... probably no workshop support either.

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DavidinCT

Well, I hope there is a lot more than the Original game... I can boot up my XP VM and play all the classic DOS games including Duke Nukem 3D with No problems and great framerates. I want to see a Nice HD upgrade of the original game and I might bite because I was a big fan of the original game but, Forever was meh...the game it self was ok but, the Duke part was old... Was not over all impressed.

Maybe just to bring back some memories and dump in some Xbox achievements with some new content...and maybe I will give $20 for it...but, if it's like $60... I'll wait till I can get a used one on ebay for $20... but, no more.

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JackNief

@DavidinCT: It is $20, rest assured. It's also twice the price of what its previous version was, the Megaton Edition, which not only had the base game, the base game with some visual upgrades, and three expansion packs, it was available at 9.99 until Gearbox had it pulled from GOG.com and Steam. Probably so they could release this.

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coreyr84

The only way this is deserving of 20 dollars, is if it was completely remade in unreal engine 4. Add in revamped, new multiplayer modes, and solid coop, and it might be worth 30.

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smokerob79

@coreyr84: online with 64 people to a server would be COOL.....i want to be a pig

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me3639

Wow, how really boring. But, didn't expect anything less. Great game coverage as always

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BigGamerDude

I've heard about how good this is, but never actually played.

Someone tell me, is it like Doom? Or Quake? Any other 90s fps games you could compare this to?

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smokerob79

@biggamerdude: this game made me keep a PS1 in the house for a extra 2 years......its one of the best first person shooters ever done and the humor was over the top......the only thing i can say to your sir is COME GET SOME.......

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scatterbrain007

@biggamerdude: Wow then you're in for a treat. It's exactly like DOOM, Redneck Rampage, Blood, Dark Forces. Only Duke 3D kind of took the game play to the next level with even better weapons and maps. Get over to GOG.com and shell out probably the best 5 bucks you'll ever spend. The game's a blast.

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BigGamerDude

@scatterbrain007: Thanks. You've convinced me to buy to get some Dukey action this year.

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scatterbrain007

@biggamerdude: You'll probably like Shadow Warrior as well, which was also made by 3D Realms. It can be found on GOG.com as well. The same game engine was used with some enhancements.

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JackNief

@scatterbrain007: No such luck. Gearbox had all things Duke pulled from Steam and GOG. With the exception of DNF, available for 20 to 40 bucks on Steam..

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scatterbrain007

@JackNief: I didn't know that, thanks for the heads up.

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locke90

@biggamerdude: its like doom but after the trash that was Duke Nukem "taking" forever the hype for the series is virtually dead.