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Duke Nukem Is Back, And Going Top-Down

By / 02.04.14

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Duke Nukem Forever is every bit as godawful as you’ve heard. After years of being a development embarrassment, it got to come out, and be a critical embarrassment. Apparently, Take Two’s solution to owning a license that was not only dated but radioactive is to… change genres and add RPG elements.

Yep, Duke Nukem is back, in a game called Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. Which will, of course… be a top-down action RPG. Wait, what? According to CVG, this is what Interceptor Entertainment had to say about the game:

“Duke Nukem kicks ass across planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to save the president from an apocalyptic alien threat. All new enemies, a never before seen arsenal of devastating weaponry, and series-first mechanics, including experience points and tech trees, will let Duke rip ‘em a new one in a way he never has before.”

If that sounds a little familiar, that’s because Borderlands already went this route on iOS. However, Interceptor Entertainment is not some fly-by-night operation: They remade the hilariously gory Rise of the Triad, and have made original Duke games before.

And, honestly, Duke could use a change of scene. Provided the tongue is lodged firmly in the cheek and the gameplay is good, the king could yet recover some of his former glory.

Via CVG


TOPICSvideo games
TAGScomebacksDUKE NUKEMfranchisesinterceptor entertainment

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