Duke Nukem will return to kick ass and chew bubblegum this October in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, but Gearbox has bigger plans for the re-release, including a brand new episode crafted by the game’s original developers. Over on the Gearbox Blog, the company has published comments about all eight new map from Allen H. Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray, along with a handful of new screenshots:
In addition to developer commentary and a new True3D rendering tool that allows you to switch between classic Duke Nukem 3D visuals and an updated 3D render on the fly, World Tour brings fans a brand-new episode, Alien World Order, which will send Duke around the globe to iconic locations to save babes and kick alien ass. “Richard ‘Levelord’ Gray came up with the premise of Duke traveling around the world fighting aliens,” said Blum. “So we picked locations that you might expect Duke would want to visit if he went on a vacation.”
But instead of relaxing on a vacation, Duke is on the job stopping a global alien invasion. Using his trademark bravado and an arsenal of weapons worthy of The King, Nukem goes from city to city, blasting aliens in the face and sending what’s left of them back home. Fans of the classic game will be right at home as the new levels fit right in with the rest of good ol’ Duke Nukem 3D, and are also larger than life – just like the real-world locations they represent.
Gray added that their primary goal was “making fun maps,” just as it was 20 years ago. We’ll all see if they succeeded when Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour launches for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 11.