Duke Nukem Forever Leaked Content Assaults Internet?
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. 3D Realms bites the dust, Take-Two snaps up the rights, and somewhere in between, a whole bunch of content finds its unofficial and unapproved way to the Internet.
You should take all of this with a grain of salt, simply because we can't confirm that any of it is legit, but it's still worth a look. First up, check out some of the new screenshots and concept art that suddenly popped up; they have it over at Cynamite.de. Well, that set might only consist of concept art - we don't really see any in-game screenshots there - but we always like checking out some behind-the-scenes stuff. But that's hardly the main attraction: GameTrailers has a long video of what appears to be Duke Nukem Forever gameplay! Now, if it's real, there are a few points of interest- firstly, we're not overly impressed with those graphics; the textures just aren't where we'd want them to be, but we should realize we're looking at an early build. Secondly, they've got the attitude down pat - watch Duke flip off the bad guys as he falls! - but we're not the biggest fans of the voice. We're aware that it's supposed to be cheesy, but...well, that's a little too cheesy. In fact, it's borderline painful. Thirdly and lastly, we do like the look and aggressive nature of the enemies. That really does fit the Duke atmosphere and we're not about to complain.
But remember, nothing here is official. Also, the video in question isn't entirely clean; there's a topless stripper and some questionable language, but that shouldn't be too shocking. And we didn't take the video and put it here on PSXE just 'cuz we're not even sure if it's real...
5/10/2009 Ben Dutka