Gearbox Publishing has announced that Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will release on Nintendo Switch next week.
SONKA has helped to port the 1996 classic first-person shooter to the portable home console, complete with optional gyroscopic aiming, HD rumble, motion controls and local wireless multiplayer.
Beyond the original Duke Nukem 3D, the 20th Anniversary Edition adds an all-new episode with eight levels created by the game’s original designers Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray, new music from composer Lee Jackson and new one-liners from Duke’s voice actor Jon St. John.
There’s also a new in-game developer commentary, and you can also choose to play the game using Ken Silverman’s original 1996 graphics engine or rendered at high fidelity and enhanced frame rate using Gearbox’s True3D graphics engine.
“I joined the Duke Nukem 3D development team in the mid-nineties and am proud to have been a part of the emergence of the 3D First Person video game genre that would enhance the entire video game industry,” explains The Gearbox Entertainment Company founder Randy Pitchford.
“This project has made it possible for us to reconnect with first-person pioneers Allen, Richard, Lee, Jon, Ken, Bobby and others to all be able to come back together to not just be nostalgic, but to have an opportunity to enhance our original work and even bring something new, including an entirely new episode added to the classic game. Today, we are thrilled to have the entire Nintendo Switch family join us on this adventure.”
Priced at £7.99 ($9.99), those that buy the game before 7th July 2020 will receive a 50 percent discount on the price.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 23rd July 2020.