Celebrating 20 years of being the King, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PCs via Steam on October 11 2016.
Now you are able to relive all of your favourite one-liners and laugh again at all the countless in-game jokes whilst blasting away aliens and mutants (I have to admit I still giggle whenever I hear mention of the shrink ray), and perhaps tip a few strippers for old times’ sake. Although it was an entertaining and cleverly designed game and meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek, Duke Nukem 3D admittedly does have a lot to answer for. It would be nice if we could play this game 20 years later with nostalgic enjoyment and laugh “well certainly times have changed for the better”. Perhaps one day soon.
It was in 1996 when computer games were changed forever with the controversial and highly entertaining first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D. For those who have been sitting on a toilet for the past 20 years, Duke Nukem 3D, alongside the more serious shooters Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, helped to shape the first person shooter genre in what was essentially a highly politically incorrect self-parody of the sexist “action-hero-saving-babes” genre portrayed in movies and pushed the boundaries at its time with its language, graphic violence, as well as sexual and drug references.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is the classic 1996 game that you are able to play using the original graphics engine or in a high-fidelity mode. Alongside additional music and behind the scenes commentary accessible in-game (that I am hoping will have a David Attenborough feel about it), there will be a whole new episode containing 8 levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D (Allen Blum III and Richard ‘Levelord’ Gray).
And to top things off, one of the most iconic voices in the video game world, Jon St. John, will bring new one-liners in his continual role of the Duke. Hail to the King, baby!
Check out the hilarious trailer here to take a trip down memory lane (mature content warning), and remember to vote for the Duke for President in October!