Footage of Gearbox Entertainment's unreleased Duke Nukem Begins appears online


By Ray Ampoloquio August 7, 2021

Back in the 90s, Duke Nukem was everything.

However, as successful as the series was, which revolved around the adventures of its eponymous protagonist, the glamour all fizzled out in the late 2000s.

Now, we've got footage of a game that would've preceded 2011's Duke Nukem Forever by at least a couple of years.

According to the animator behind the project, the canceled Duke Nukem game would have been a third-person title that explored the origins of the titular hero.

Gearbox reportedly worked on Duke Nukem Begins from 2007 to 2009 before focusing its efforts towards Duke Nukem Forever, which was released in 2011.

While Duke Nukem Begins was eventually canceled, it appears that Gearbox later reused parts of the project in Duke Nukem Forever.

There is good news, however, for anyone hoping to see a new Duke Nukem game.

Games publisher, Embracer Group, now owns both Gearbox and 3D Realms.

Perhaps they will decide to reboot the series, although Duke' persona doesn't exactly suit the current gaming climate.

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