Duke Nukem Forever Still Alive, Expect A "Strong Resurgence"
Oh man...the FFVII remake rumor and the return of Duke Nukem, all on the same day. It's almost too much to handle.
After 3D Realms got hit hard with layoffs and Duke Nukem Forever seemed to bite the dust, we've all been wondering what will become of the franchise. After all, "Duke" is still a name in this industry and it appears that many developers and designers remain committed to bringing the cocky, sunglasses-wearing hero back into the limelight. As reported by ShackNews citing the first printed issue of Gamesauce, 3D Realms CEO Scott Miller is expecting a "strong resurgence."
"The next few years should see a strong resurgence in Duke. There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production. Almost all of these [projects] are unannounced."
This should probably include a few iPhone games that have already been announced, along with the Duke Nukem trilogy set to arrive on the PSP and DS (these titles are being developed by Frontline Studios). Then, we've also seen hints about a game that might be called, "Duke Nukem: D-Day," which has included the strong statement that Duke simply "doesn't stay down for long." ...well, you know, unless you count the last decade or so. Then, Miller reminded us of something: despite the releasing of the "internal team" at 3D Realms, that doesn't mean Forever is toast: "We've never said that Duke Nukem Forever has ceased development," said Miller. "Yes, we released the internal team, but that doesn't correlate to the demise of the project."
'sigh' Here we go again. Okay, should we start counting for this new iteration of "Duke," or can we just add it to the running total for the original rumor? If we do the latter, what's it up to now? Like 12 years?
12/27/2009 9:24:35 PM Ben Dutka