All anyone ever wanted was a Duke Nukem game that didn’t look and feel remotely like a port of Duke Nukem 3D. However, apparently no one was listening when Duke Nukem Forever finally dropped and we all got to lay our eager little hands on what should have been video game gold for how long it was in development. Though I will say, the spirit of the Duke was definitely still intact and for that I am thankful. In fact, I’m pretty sure they found new and horrific ways to objectify women and aliens even more. So, all that being said, why would anyone in their right mind want to revisit this franchise so soon? Well, probably because there actually is a truly dedicated Duke Nukem fan base that felt…well…ripped off.
So, fear no more fans of the ultra crude! According to a recent OXM article, that was featuring a cross-section of rumors, the fact that GearBox is intending to “reboot” the Duke franchise was mentioned. (OMG OMG OMG) As the story goes, apparently GearBox had started development on a “Duke Nukem Begins” title prior to receiving the glorious (read=insanely stupid) task of finishing the belabored Duke Nukem Forever title. Now with Aliens: Colonial Marines in the can it is rumored they will return to their Duke reboot mission, though no one knows for sure what the Duke will emerge looking like.
Stay tunes Duke fans, this could be the beginning of something good..or another ten plus years or rumors, fake screenshots, fake vids, and empty promises.