Duke Nukem 20th Anniversary Edition has new episode, fresh rendering

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the game that helped revolutionise the first-person shooter genre, Gearbox Publishing has announced Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour alongside a first teaser trailer. This new edition of the landmark FPS contains the 1996 classic Duke Nukem 3D along with extra, never-before-seen content in an exclusive fifth episode.

Duke Nukem 20 years
20 years later, the evil hogs will taste the Duke’s lead once again

Set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 11 at $19.99 (Dh73), Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour contains all-new content including: Hail to the King, Baby! – a complete all-new episode containing eight levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray; Come Get Some! – new music composed by Lee Jackson, original composer of Duke Nukem’s iconic Grabbag theme and sound designer for Duke Nukem 3D, along with new one-liners from the voice of Duke himself, Jon St. John; I’ve got Balls of Steel! – fresh behind-the-scenes original development team commentary accessible in-game; last but not least, there’s I’m Lookin’ Good!, a mode that lets you choose between the original 1996 graphics engine or rendered at high fidelity and blistering frame rates using Gearbox’s True3D Rendering mode.

Duke Nukem 20 years
Players will have the option to play the game with classic rendering or in Gearbox’s True3D engine

“When I first moved out to Texas to join the Duke Nukem 3D development team in the mid-nineties, I could not possibly predict that we were all going to be part of the emergence of the 3D first-person video game genre that would ultimately impact the entire video game industry,” says Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software.

Duke Nukem 20 years
Gamers lauded the title’s mechanics, but it was also notable for the anti-consumerist satire pervading each level (the first of which was called Hollywood Holocaust)

“Making it possible for Allen, Richard, Lee and Jon to all come back together 20 years later to bring a whole new episode to the classic game is just one of those rare and incredible things that I hope will bring joy and happiness to hardcore video game fans new and old.”