Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Brings New Levels, New Enemies

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour or, to put it short(ish), Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour is the surprise the Gearbox has in store for fans of the amazing first person shooter in order to celebrate its 20th anniversary. And yes, reading that – for those who played the game when it was launched – makes us realize that we’re getting old. Or that we are old. But that’s not the point of this article!

The point is to share all the juicy details about the upcoming Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour! And there are a lot of goodies waiting for us:

The new release will not be a simple re-release. Although there will be some apparently minor visual improvements (like improved skybox and better lighting), we’ll get brand new content in terms of a completely new episode with eight levels that will take us to various locations like Amsterdam, Hollywood, Paris or Rome. Even better is the fact that the levels have been designed by Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray, the level artists who worked on the original game.

There’s also going to be a new type of enemy in the game: Firefly, a strange creature that grows bigger when it’s close to you. You will also have a new weapon, the Incinerator: a flamethrower that will help you keep it away. There will also be a brand new boss in the game, but no details were given on this matter.

Among the other goodies that the re-release has in store for fans of the game is the fact that Jon St. John, the original voice of the Duke, re-recorded all the lines and added new ones. In addition, new music by Lee Jackson, the composer on the original title, can be heard in the game.

The cherry on top? Eight-player multiplayer, co-op and the option to play the multiplayer matches against bots will be included in this release. It should be fun!

All in all, the upcoming Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour sounds like something fans of the genre or the original should definitely get their hands on. The game is expected to release on October 11 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Duke Nukem’s Franchise Lawsuit Is Finally Solved

Gearbox, 3D Realms and Interceptor have agreed to put an end to the ongoing battle and give Gearbox the full rights all past and future Duke Nukem games.

This batte for Duke Nukem’s rights for his games had began last year, when Gearbox confirmed that 3D Realms – the ex owners of the frachise – acted illegaly, by starting to develop Nukem Massive Destruction. But 3D Realms continued to act with good faith, and maintained throughout the suit because they believed that they could properly acquire the rights of the franchise.

In a report from CEO Mike Nielsen:

“When Interceptor acquired a license to develop ‘Duke Nukem Mass Destruction’ (‘Duke Nukem Survivor’) from 3D Realms, we did so in good faith and were not aware of any conflictWe never intended to cause any harm to Gearbox or Duke, which is why we immediately ceased development after Gearbox reached out. To secure the future of Duke, 3D Realms has agreed with Gearbox that a single home serves the IP best. And as big Duke fans, we’re excited to see what Gearbox has in store for the ‘King.’ As for our own games, we’re eager to complete development of the ‘Bombshell’ game and get it in the hands of our fans.”

The owners of 3D Realms Interceptor have stated that they never wanted to violate Gearbox’s property rights and that they leave the Duke Nuken franchise in the hands of Gearbox.

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