This Is What Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction Looked Like Before Gearbox Sued

A look at Duke before he was replaced with Bombshell.

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Last year, Interceptor Entertainment, the developer of the recent Rise of the Triad remake, and 3D Realms launched a teaser website for Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, a top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation. However, a lawsuit from Gearbox Software, the current holder of the Duke Nukem IP, made Intercept put that game on hold.

Shortly after news of the lawsuit, Intercept announced Bombshell, another top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation. Instead of Duke, the game featured the bionic-armed protagonist Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison. Now, thanks to a court document from the lawsuit spotted by a NeoGAF user, we have a look at the game before Intercept replaced Duke with Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison.

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The same NeoGAF user also posted a document indicating that the case was settled. GameSpot wasn't able to confirm at the time of writing, but according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office Gearbox still hold the rights to the Duke Nukem IP.

Bombshell promises "out-of-this-world" alien enemies, "devastating" weaponry, and various genre-blending game mechanics. The game arrives sometime in 2015, but there's no explanation as to why Bombshell is skipping the Xbox One and Wii U.

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