Oh no. Here we go again.

Developer Interceptor Entertainment is apparently teasing a new Duke Nukem title, which – according to some clever fans – is called "Mass Destruction," and is coming to PlayStation and PC. If that's the case, it'll most likely drop for Xbox as well.

The studio first asked for 10,000 Facebook likes to translate a chunk of text for fans, but the message got cracked before that happened:

"The king makes his next generation debut in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. A top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation."

A telling new teaser site has a countdown clock that ends on February 25, and there's a picture of Kick-Ass Gum. Yeah, veteran gamers well remember that line. Perhaps most interesting of all is that this game isn't a first-person shooter. Historically, that's what Duke really is; in fact, the franchise was one of the original FPS pioneers.

But it's actually gonna be an action/RPG? Experience and tech trees? Seriously? That's not really in the grand Duke tradition but hey, the last entry was so freakin' appalling (all the more because we had to wait 13 years for it), that maybe a change is required.

By the way, Interceptor Entertainment does have experience with the series. They produced a couple side-scrolling Duke Nukem titles for iOS, and they're supposedly working with the original creator, Scott Miller.

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ethird1
ethird1
7 years ago

I can level Duke Nukem? Lets dooo it!!

End of line.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

That's too bad, did Gearbox sell the property?

While I understand that a small game is used to test the brand a la Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, I think Duke needs the full awesomeness overhaul or a game like this could further hurt the brand.

Teddie9
Teddie9
7 years ago

I don't know if the brand can be damaged further.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
7 years ago

April Fools?

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
7 years ago

Really would like to learn more about this. It's an intriguing idea. I would also like to see a next gen FPS shooter. Weird they haven't been able to top Duke Nukem 3D from so many years ago. Duke is a great character and has been terribly misused!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

80's Radioshack Superbowl commercial.

frostface
frostface
7 years ago

Just keep it away from Gearbox and it could turn out good.

___________
___________
7 years ago

a top down RPG!?
SERIOUSLY!?
WTF does duke nukem have to do with top down RPGs!?
sigh, what is this generation and their obsession with reviving classic franchises and putting them in totally ridiculous unsuited genres?
whats next, wolfenstein turn base RTS?
grand turismo twisted metal edition?
crash bandicoot booze, babes, and big booms!
spyor the dragon becomes a WWII japanese kamikaze pilot!
FOR F*CKS SAKE PLEASE STOP TAKING BELOVED FRANCHISES AND PUTTING THEM IN TOTALLY RIDICULOUS UNSUITABLE POSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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