Duke Nukem II Coming To iOS in April for $1.99
Ladies and gentlemen, one of our nation’s heroes has re-appeared!
Nearly 20 years after its original release, Duke Nukem II is back.
Interceptor Entertainment, the same team behind the hotly anticipated Rise of the Triad reboot, has teamed up with 3D Realms to bring the classic side scrolling shooter to iOS.
Duke Nukem II is one of those games that epitomizes classic ’90s PC gaming, written by none other than Tom Hall (Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom). Be it 1993 or 2013, brings plenty of content for your dollar — 32 levels of Duke fighting aliens, robots, and…more aliens (ugh, those green baddies in the jail cells who try to reach out and grab you? Remember the first time that happened? I was seven and scared shitless). Even the lone vehicle, which is apparently called the “Space Shuttle Fighter,” is in there.
Everything you know and love about the original Duke Nukem II is still there, including interactive environments, the weapons selection, “insane” VGA graphics, and the only colors that matter — all 256 of them. Interceptor has made some enhancements, of course, including leaderboards, Save/Load/Replay functions (hard to find on mobile titles these days), new artwork, and new music from Andrew Hulshult, the same Dallas metalhead behind the new Rise of the Triad soundtrack.
The full game, chock full of Atomic Health and Six-Packs, will be on iOS in April for the paltry sum of $1.99. Check out the screenshots below.
(I still have my first edition of Duke’s book, “Why I’m So Great,” so hopefully he can sign it this time around.)