A new version of Duke Nukem Forever has leaked online – though in this case “new” means a decade older.
The “Chinese Democracy” of gaming, Duke Nukem Forever was meant to be a sequel hot on the heels of 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D. Despite a trailer in 2001, the game didn’t show up until 2011. It had a mediocre reception at best, with many noting that, perhaps unsurprisingly, it felt outdated.
Now a 4Chan poster has leaked what they claim to be screenshots and footage of the game in its 2001 form. Based on the description, it bears out the theory that a restart of development in the mid-2000s effectively created a completely different game.
The poster says they plan to leak the full game in June, including the source code, though it will likely require some compilation. It’s an incomplete game as it was never finished in the original form, with the poster explaining “Almost every chapter is present in some form. A huge chunk is playable, a huge chunk is block-outs with no enemies.”
— Instant Gaming (@InstantGamingEN) May 9, 2022