At this point, it’s no secret that a lot of sites aren’t taking well to the latest release in Duke Nukem. And while we think the game is alright, many think the game is just downright ugly, mean, and dated. Despite the bad reception, Take-Two still has faith in their over the top 90’s action hero.
“We don’t really talk about it in detail but you will see future Duke IP coming from this company,” said Strauss Zelnik president of Take-Two Interactive. “Part of it is the economic opportunities that interact with entertainment are so huge. Part of it is that we are very creative folks in control. Part of it is we don’t want to ever be in the position of dumping something down just to make another buck.”
If you’re on the fence about picking up Duke Nukem Forever, be sure to check out our review of the game, as well as our unboxing of the Balls of Steel edition.
Duke Nukem was confirmed that they were going to finish it a while back, however this is the first bit of info we have gotten as to who might be doing it. Gearbox has worked on other developer’s shooter franchise’s in the past with Half-Life: Opposing Force and Half-Life: Blue Shift. Currently their shooter RPG Borderlands has become very popular and they continue to put out DLC for it. All the developer’s and publisher’s involved have issued “No Comment” statements so it could be true or it could not be.
While the Duke Nukem franchise has been rather quiet since Duke Nukem Forever was announced, gamers are about to have a explosion of Duke Nukem titles to help make up for the years Duke has been laying low.
In an interview with Gamesauce 3D realms CEO Scott Miller said that the company has big plans for Duke. “The next few years should see a strong resurgence in Duke. There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production.” Miller said that almost all of these products are currently unannounced. These unannounced titles may include the possible D-Day Duke Nukem teaser that appeared late last year (horrah 2010) or possibly the rumored port of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project to X-box Live Arcade.
Miller also confirm that the development on Duke Begins, that was being handled by Gear Box thedeveloper Border Lands and Brothers in Arms series, has been haulted as of July 2009.
While many believed Duke Nukem Forever would be forever buried, Millar reassures us that the Duke Nukem Forever may never die. Miller said “We’ve never said that Duke Nukem Forever has ceased development. Yes, we released the internal team, but that doesn’t correlate to the demise of the project.” Clearly you should always bet on Duke, because he never dies.
A new Facebook page under the name of Duke Nukem posted a screen shot of a supposed preview of a picture under the label of “D-Day.”
The account doesn’t have any real background so we can’t say for sure, but the picture looks pretty legit. Hopefully it is Duke Nukem Forever so we can all start making jokes about it again.
On the bright side, even if this tease doesn’t turn out to be real there is still Duke Nukem Trilogy for the PSP and DS which is scheduled to start some time in 2010. Hopefully those will fill that Duke Nukem sized hole in all of our hearts.
You can check out the screen after the jump.
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