In the last week or so, the man, the myth, the legend, Duke Nukem has been popping up around different social media platforms, making his presence known by taking selfies, using his catch-phrases and of course showing off his huge ego. It had been a while since we had heard anything from the franchise so fans were hoping that this would mean a new IP, and of course rumors swirled but nothing had been confirmed. Today, during a panel at PAX 2016 in Seattle, Washington, Gearbox Software finally put everything to rest, announcing Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.
Gearbox Software along with Nerve Software has taken the original 1996 source code and 2.5D engine and remastered the game in True 3D, added a new eight level, fifth episode created by the original episode designers, Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray. Along with the designers, several other originals will be back, the voice of Duke, John St. John with all new re-recordings, Duke’s theme song author and original game composer, Lee Jackson has created a new musical score for Episode 5.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour is now available for pre-order and will be released October 11, 2016 on the PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You can check out the trailer and screenshots that the development team released with the announcement below.