Posted March 14, 2013 by Peter in News

Duke Nukem 2 is back… again

Duke Nukem 2 to be released on iOS
Duke Nukem 2 to be released on iOS

Once upon a time, Duke Nukem titles were released in good time from each other, and received good reviews. Now, this may sound like a fairy tale after everything Duke Nukem Forever related, but two decades ago was far more the case. Going back to these roots, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have announced that a port of Duke Nukem 2 will be released this April on iOS.

In a suitably tongue-in-cheek launch trailer (linked above), promising “256 eye popping colours! More than three kick-ass weapons!”, shareware gaming as it stood in the 90s is shown to its fullest… platform-shooter gaming, bright colours, random item pick-ups, and most of all, imagination and fun.

Duke Nukem 2 to be released on iOS

Duke Nukem 2 on the iPad; graphically faithful to the 20 year old original – for better and for worse!

Quite how the game will be controlled isn’t established – whether any control method will be able to recreate the arrow keys of the original faithfully. But taking a franchise that had so overwhelmed itself with sex and violence (and delays, we can’t forget those) that it verged on self-parody, returning it to its roots that relied entirely on gameplay without gimmicks will hopefully be a welcome breath of fresh air.

Duke Nukem 2 will be available in April (the exact date not specified), for $1.99


Peter can be described as an old, hairy gamer, a survivor of the console wars of the 1990s, and a part-time MMO addict. He has an especial fondness for retro gaming and observing the progressions in long running gaming series. When scandalously not caught gaming, he can also be found reading comics and fantasy fiction, or practising terrible photography.