Monday, February 14, 2011

New Duke Nukem Forever Screenshots and Release Date

Supposedly the game is finished and launching in the USA on May 3rd for PS3, XBOX, and PC. This is great news for DOS gamers and FPS fans; the Duke Nukem series was known for possessing edgy action humor and (in the case of Duke Nukem 3D) an in-game strip club. Sales were exceptional.

The DOS platformers are fun and clunky, but Duke Nukem 3D is a masterpiece. This is really the game that popularized Duke and brought him out of the drugstore shareware bin and onto home consoles into gaming magazines.

No surprise then that 3D Realms decided to make another game, to follow up on the success of Duke Nukem 3D. Well they did, 14 years, except it's been in development ever since. Long ago, everyone abandonned any hope of playing this game. Duke Nukem would go the way of Commander Keen and Hugo. Sad, but typical. However, deep within the 3D-Realms office block, underpaid grad students continued to tinker with Duke Nukem 3D and kept slowly working on the game, until now.

One day, they say, "Z.O.M.G. We finished this shit!"

Executives response, "Whoa wtf! No way!"

It now uses a modded Unreal 2.5 engine, which is great because it should be fast-paced, smooth, and lend itself to online play and further modding (but who knows?).

These are the interesting, new screenshots, which don't show too much to be honest. Story screenshots? Sigh.

In any case, it's almost time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I'm all out of gum.



RetroKingSimon said...

I refuse to accept that this game will ever be released. On anything :|

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