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.
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.
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.