Duke Nukem 3D Remake Being Announced Next Week - Report

Screenshots and details of a remixed Duke Nukem 3D appear online.

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A remake of Duke Nukem 3D will be announced next week, according to a new report. The source of the rumor is a Reddit post, but its veracity has been strengthened by the appearance of Duke Nukem website featuring a countdown clock.

According to the Reddit user Tezla55, who cites somebody that has leaked the information to him, the game is called Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour and is being developed by Nerve Software, a studio founded by an ex-id Software developer.

Nerve has previously contributed to the development of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and the Doom 2 remake for Xbox Live, among other titles.

The leaker describes World Tour as a "remix" of Duke Nukem 3D that will have "a lot of new/original content added." It will also supposedly feature both online co-op and deathmatch gameplay modes, but the leaker isn't "100% sure" on this.

Screenshots of Duke Nukem: World Tour have also been posted online. Take look at them below.

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Of course, as compelling as the screenshots and countdown website are, they're also very fakeable. Given that Duke Nukem's 20th anniversary is approaching, it would be the perfect timing for a hoax. GameSpot has contacted Gearbox for a statement.

The most recent mainline entry in the Duke Nukem series was 2011's Duke Nukem Forever, which wasn't received very positively. In his 3.5/10 Duke Nukem Forever review, GameSpot critic Kevin VanOrd described Duke Nukem Forever as "bland and ugly" and said it turned a "famous gaming icon into an embarrassment."

In July 2015, Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford said the studio had started production on an all new, "head-turning" Duke Nukem game.

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