Post by Dan @ 11:11am 03/02/14 | 17 Comments
Interceptor Entertainment, the Denmark-based international collective of indie developers that brought us the recent Rise of the Triad remake are gearing up for a new game reveal that looks set to be an action RPG starring trouble videogame icon Duke Nukem.
A teaser website published at alloutofgum.com is offline for maintenance at the time of this news posting, but the resourceful chaps over on NeoGAF chronicled everything they learnt before it blinked out, which reportedly included a countdown timer with 24 days on the clock, an image of a packet of Kick-Ass brand bubblegum with plenty of gum left, and an crytpo alien message that revealed the following translation:
The king makes his next generation debut in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, a top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation. Duke Nukem kicks ass across planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to save the President from an apocalyptic alien threat. All new enemies, a never-before-seen arsenal of devastating weaponry and series-first mechanics, including experience points and tech trees, will let Duke rip ‘em a new one in a way he never has before.The GAF community also points out that Interceptor began life as a mod team intending to recreate Duke Nukem 3D in Unreal Engine 3, which was shelved in 2011 reportedly to prevent it further impacting the poor reception of Duke Nukem Forever.
Earlier comments on the Duke4.net forms by Interceptor's Frederik Schreiber indicate a desire for a more intelligent interpretation of the duke:
I'm also personally tired of Pigcops, Turd Jokes, and a Goofy Duke Nukem.An action RPG might seem like a radical departure from the first person presentation of Duke 3D and Forever, but let's not forget that Duke Nukem 1 and 2 were 2D platformers.
Unless it's another elaborate hoax, we'll likely know more before the end of February.