Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Announced

By Ashley Woodcock,
If you've never had the experience of walking in the shoes of Duke Nukem in his past games he's been a part of on the Xbox 360, then the upcoming Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is going to be the perfect opportunity to experience some quality first-person shooting. The new edition of the legendary 1996 title Duke Nukem 3D will be returning on the Xbox One and will also come with "extra, never-before-seen content".

The all-new content is as follows:

  • “Hail to the King, Baby!” – Complete all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray
  • “Come Get Some!” – All-new original music composed by Lee Jackson, original author of Duke Nukem’s iconic theme “Grabbag” and sound designer for Duke Nukem 3D, along with new one-liners from the voice of Duke himself, Jon St. John
  • “I’ve got Balls of Steel!” – All-new behind-the-scenes original development team commentary accessible in-game
  • “I’m Lookin’ Good!” – Play the game using the original 1996 graphics engine or toggle in real time to play with the original content rendered at high fidelity and blistering frame rate using Gearbox’s all-new “True3D Rendering” mode
Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, takes a trip back to the past:

When I first moved out to Texas to join the Duke Nukem 3D development team in the mid-nineties, I could not possibly predict that we were all going to be part of the emergence of the 3D First Person videogame genre that would ultimately impact the entire videogame industry. Making it possible for Allen, Richard, Lee and Jon to all come back together 20 years later to bring a whole new episode to the classic game is just one of those rare and incredible things that I hope will bring joy and happiness to hardcore videogame fans new and old.
Eight new screens have been released serving as flashbacks to the past. If you didn't check out the original title back in the nineties, you may have played the Xbox LIVE Arcade version - Duke Nukem 3D. Some of the screens will take you back to this version of the title too:

Lastly, we have a new teaser trailer that showcases the King in the only way he can:

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will be releasing on the Xbox One on October 11th.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, and the NBA. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.