Next-Gen Duke Nukem Teased, And It's A "Top-Down Action/RPG"?
Oh no. Here we go again.
Developer Interceptor Entertainment is apparently teasing a new Duke Nukem title, which - according to some clever fans - is called "Mass Destruction," and is coming to PlayStation and PC. If that's the case, it'll most likely drop for Xbox as well.
The studio first asked for 10,000 Facebook likes to translate a chunk of text for fans, but the message got cracked before that happened:
"The king makes his next generation debut in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. A top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation."
A telling new teaser site has a countdown clock that ends on February 25, and there's a picture of Kick-Ass Gum. Yeah, veteran gamers well remember that line. Perhaps most interesting of all is that this game isn't a first-person shooter. Historically, that's what Duke really is; in fact, the franchise was one of the original FPS pioneers.
But it's actually gonna be an action/RPG? Experience and tech trees? Seriously? That's not really in the grand Duke tradition but hey, the last entry was so freakin' appalling (all the more because we had to wait 13 years for it), that maybe a change is required.
By the way, Interceptor Entertainment does have experience with the series. They produced a couple side-scrolling Duke Nukem titles for iOS, and they're supposedly working with the original creator, Scott Miller.
2/3/2014 11:10:52 AM Ben Dutka