Duke Nukem 2 Reloads On iOS
You can't keep this alien blasting son-of-a-gun down.
For the most part, people remember Duke Nukem as a first-person shooter, one filled with crude humor and plenty of gore, but the franchise has a bit more history. In fact, Duke Nukem 2 (released in 1993) is a 2D side-scrolling adventure, and it's on its way to iOS this April for $1.99, courtesy of 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment.
"It's an amazing experience to be able to work on such a beloved franchise," said Frederik Schreiber, CEO and game director at Interceptor Entertainment. "As kids, we were all big fans of Duke Nukem 2, and working with Scott Miller and 3D Realms to bring this classic back to life on new platforms was a dream come true. Scott is a great partner, and I'm looking forward to working together on more exciting titles in the future!"
The smartphone and tablet port will include 32 levels of monster-blasting fun, new artwork and music, touchscreen controls and online leaderboards. In other words, it's a 90s classic for a new generation.
"Before Duke Nukem 3D, before the sunglasses, before the one-liners, and before the strippers - many gamers never knew there was another incredible alien ass-kicking Duke game, a cutting-edge game for its time that still holds up 20 years later," said Scott Miller, CEO and co-founder of 3D Realms. "And Interceptor, the uber-talented up-and-coming studio behind the amazing Rise of the Triad reboot, has ported Duke Nukem 2 to the iPad and iPhone. I've loved working with Frederik Schreiber and the entire team. These guys know and love Duke like they're family. And the love shows in this kick-ass release."
Believe it or not, we've yet to play Duke Nukem II, and look forward to experiencing it for the first time. That said, we'll have more on this title in the coming weeks.