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.