Gamers from the 90’s have a reason for celebration: good old Duke Nukem is coming back next month in a special edition, with new content and improved graphics for computers and consoles
If you were a kid in the 1990s and managed to get your hands on a computer, you surely came across, in one way or another, the bloody and popular Duke Nukem 3D action game. The game will soon celebrate its 20th birthday, and if you can trust the Gearbox company, you can be sure that the occasion will provide a real reason for celebration.
In honor of the game’s 20th anniversary, Duke Nukem 3D is coming out in a new edition. It will be available for PC, Playstations, and Xbox Ones for $20, starting this October.
“Why should we spend money on a 20 year-old game?”, you will surely ask. Here’s a good reason to consider opening your wallet. The new edition will contain a fifth chapter composed of eight completely new stages, all of them designed by Allen Bloom and Richard Gray, the original Duke Nukem developers from two decades ago. In addition, the new version will include improved 3D graphics, but if you want to experience the original feeling, you have the option of taking the graphics back down to the familiar 2D, circa 1996.
Another nice touch in the new version is a new soundtrack composed by Lee Jackson, who is of course the composer of the soundtrack for the original game. Jon St. John, who recorded the voice for the original Duke Nukem game, will also be back in the studio to re-record some of Duke’s famous lines, and to record some new ones as well.
Duke Nukem 3D originally became a hit because of the freedom action it offered, including the chance to fly all over the map with a jetpack; an arsenal that included several original and entertaining items, such as a rifle that shrank enemies, so that they could simply be stomped to death; and primarily if we’re being honest, its bloody and uncensored action.
If you are not familiar with the original game, and want to see what all the fuss is about, it is available for purchase for computers in the Steam virtual store at a ridiculous price of $4. You may, however, prefer to restrain yourself, and wait until October in order to get the new content together with it.