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Duke Nukem Forever trailer today

Duke Nukem Forever trailer today

Duke Nukem: the man, the legend - the incredibly long wait for another game, which will have a nice interlude today.

Duke Nukem Forever has been a legend among gamers for a while now, existing in one form or another since Duke Nukem 3D was released way back when. Duke Nukem Forever has now been in development at 3D Realms for over ten years.

In that time we've had occasional glimpses of the older versions. Later today, we get a look at the newest version, which is built on a heavily modified version of the Unreal II engine that has been massively rewritten. It ties in nicely with ongoing rumours that Duke Nukem will see a 2008 release.

George Broussard of 3D Realms posted the following comment on the official forums:

"Last Saturday we had our annual company Christmas party. It was a lot of fun as usual but it featured one special surprise. It turns out that several people had been secretly working late nights and into the wee hours of the morning preparing a special video for those at the party. They created a short teaser for Duke Nukem Forever.

After seeing the teaser we thought it was something we should share with all of you and while it's just a teaser, rest assured more is coming.

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th, around noon CST, we will release the first teaser trailer from Duke Nukem Forever. To tide you over until then, here is a screen shot taken from the teaser (see right).

Thank you for being fans of the game and for your continued patience.

I'd like to thank the people on the team that worked so hard to create this teaser and the friends of 3DR that helped create it (Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule, Frank Bry, Jason Evigan and of course, Jon St. John).
"

So, just a short wait until the world ends, or it this just going to be another disappointment? Only time will tell for sure, but until then you can speculate in the forums.

Update:
The teaser trailer is online now! See it on ShackNews.

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geekboyUK 19th December 2007, 10:01 Quote
Erm, 19th is today...
cjoyce1980 19th December 2007, 10:03 Quote
its yank time so thats around 7/8pm uk time
DarkLord7854 19th December 2007, 10:06 Quote
Huh? What game?
bahgger 19th December 2007, 10:37 Quote
The game looks like it's on par with F.E.A.R, which is kind of old already.. Too bad, really :(
Flibblebot 19th December 2007, 10:52 Quote
Unreal II engine?
So not far behind the times, then.

:(
RotoSequence 19th December 2007, 11:05 Quote
Hey, they gored it and rewrote it, so what does it matter? We'll see what 3D realms did to it then. Also, the teaser trailers supposed to come in 7 hours as of this post ;)
oasked 19th December 2007, 11:05 Quote
Hehe, I never played the original Duke Nukem games, but this game has become legendary in itself (due to the eternal wait). It had better be good if it ever sees the light of day. :)
Mankz 19th December 2007, 11:19 Quote
I'm thinking along the lines of Doom 3 graphics.
steveo_mcg 19th December 2007, 11:36 Quote
Why massive rewrite a four year old engine when you could use a nice shiny new one and make DNF look exactly like GOW or UT3 etc. At least the graphics would look upto date.
mikeuk2004 19th December 2007, 11:41 Quote
I liked Nuke Nukem and played it alot but I dont get the hype. There where alot better games out around then and even better ones now.
KoenVdd 19th December 2007, 12:08 Quote
I'll buy DNF the moment it comes out, good or bad. It just seems like such a shame to give up on it after all it went through. Maybe in a charity kind of way, but I've always had this strange kind of customer loyalty (likewise I'm a ATI-loyalist just because they provided some games olang with my first PC (stupid I know, can't help it)).
jezmck 19th December 2007, 12:32 Quote
I enjoyed DN, played at school over the network, without the IT 'teacher' realising.
But now, as an adult with a job, I don't know when I'd be able to play with my mates, :(


@Joe Martin:
Quote:
Tomorrow, we get a look at the newest version, which is built on a heavily modified version of the Unreal II engine which has been massively rewritten.
Tautology much?

And what is 'CST'? Give us a meaningful UTC+/- offset will you?!
f00dl3 19th December 2007, 12:35 Quote
Graphics don't matter it's the game play that matters. Let's hope they make it good, because the UT3 community is dieing (so few players it doesn't even show up on GameSpy's stat page anymore - less than 180)
geekboyUK 19th December 2007, 12:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jezmck

And what is 'CST'? Give us a meaningful UTC+/- offset will you?!

UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
[USRF]Obiwan 19th December 2007, 12:56 Quote
wow... is it ten years allready? Time flies when you have fun with other games. I searched on youtube (you never know) and found the first dukenukem vid. The funy thing is, the first screen the video comes up with, I remember it all in a instance again. Amazing!

Dukenumem ep1le1

And then there is someone who thinks he is funy comes up with this lol!:
DukeNukem 2007
Lazarus Dark 19th December 2007, 13:04 Quote
lol...
Duke Nukem....Forever tomorrow.

hehe
Bauul 19th December 2007, 14:09 Quote
You know I'm genuinely excited about this. I'm almost willing 3D Realms to finally release DNF just because I feel so sorry for them after 10 years of very public baiting.
Flibblebot 19th December 2007, 14:12 Quote
Hmmm...not entirely convinced. After all, DNF also stands for "Did Not Finish"... :p
Bionic-Blob 19th December 2007, 14:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jezmck
I enjoyed DN, played at school over the network, without the IT 'teacher' realising.
And what is 'CST'? Give us a meaningful UTC+/- offset will you?!

QFE

all this est, cst bullcrap pisses me off
tzang 19th December 2007, 15:11 Quote
I'd say give them another Vaporware award, regardless of what they demonstrate other than the final product ;)
BioSniper 19th December 2007, 16:39 Quote
I know it's been cold recently but crikey, I didn't realise it was THAT cold (as in hell freezing over) ;)
leexgx 19th December 2007, 17:26 Quote
don't care, i buy this game any way was so fun playing it at on the school network after the day ends (dam that was so long ago heh) game was as fun trying to get the game to start (IPX baby)
pendragon 19th December 2007, 17:59 Quote
heh I remember playing Duke Nukem 1 and 2, back when they were side-scrollers.. .those were fun games.. also played a bit of Duke Nukem 3D in college ..good times... I'll believe DNF will come out when I see it :P
DougEdey 19th December 2007, 18:09 Quote
It's not a trailer, it's a TEASER!
Tyinsar 19th December 2007, 18:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Duke Nukem Forever trailer tomorrow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazarus Dark
Duke Nukem....Forever tomorrow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Hmmm...not entirely convinced. After all, DNF also stands for "Did Not Finish"... :p

:o And here I was thinking it was Duke Nukem Fornever :p
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendragon
heh I remember playing Duke Nukem 1 and 2, back when they were side-scrollers.. .those were fun games..
Those were the last versions I enjoyed. The 3D version was a HUGE change in several ways (and the first game to introduce me to motion sickness via FPS). :(
mrb_no1 19th December 2007, 18:26 Quote
cant wait, big guns, big busty CG babes all in one, the ultimate in action packed hoolywood esc gaming imo, cant wait.

peace
FIBRE+ 19th December 2007, 18:28 Quote
The only time they release any news about DNF nowadays is when they are just about to release a crappy new title and they want some free advertising for it.

It doesn't matter how good it is anyway, it will still be a big let down, we've been wating way too long.

Why hasn't anyone remade DN3D for Source?, that would be good :D
oddball walking 19th December 2007, 18:56 Quote
Cool little trailer, the graphics are for lack of better word(s) 'not bad'.
I can't wait for the game though.
BioSniper 19th December 2007, 19:11 Quote
I echo the sentiments above really.
I'll still play it but it looks very "last year", shame its not on the U3 engine really.
DougEdey 19th December 2007, 19:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by BioSniper
I echo the sentiments above really.
I'll still play it but it looks very "last year", shame its not on the U3 engine really.

Thank god it's not on UE3! UE3 is overrated
BioSniper 19th December 2007, 19:21 Quote
Having watched it again, Dukes face looks kinda odd. There is something about it that I cant really put my finger on but it kind of looks like they mapped a square face onto a cylinder or something. I cant quite put my finger on it though.
Ok Doug, how about source? :P

::edit::

I think I've figured it out

1) Skin is too shiny
2) Forehead is too high
3) Face is too cylindrical
4) The hair is wrong, its too "tall" and it should come down in a slight "V" in the middle
5) His head is slightly too narrow.
Yemerich 19th December 2007, 19:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
Thank god it's not on UE3! UE3 is overrated

I don't think UE3 is overrated. I think it's underused... Anyways...

Well, duke nukem was a "CULT" not because it was a terrific game, but because it was really funny! I remember when u kill a boss (second one i think) u chop his head off, lower your pants, sits on it, open a newspaper and start singing the duke nukem them (as some do in the toilet). That was chocking and funny for the time.

Quoting duke nukem:
"I am here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I am out of gum"
hehehe really funny!
Yemerich 19th December 2007, 20:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by BioSniper
Having watched it again, Dukes face looks kinda odd. There is something about it that I cant really put my finger on but it kind of looks like they mapped a square face onto a cylinder or something. I cant quite put my finger on it though.
Ok Doug, how about source? :P

::edit::

I think I've figured it out

1) Skin is too shiny
2) Forehead is too high
3) Face is too cylindrical
4) The hair is wrong, its too "tall" and it should come down in a slight "V" in the middle
5) His head is slightly too narrow.

ooowww... But that is because that "Commando" look is old fashioned nowadays :)
DougEdey 19th December 2007, 20:03 Quote
the whole "shiny" skin thing is very Quake 4/Doom 3. And UE3 is significantly flawed unless you're the original developers you can't make anything good.
g3n3tiX 19th December 2007, 20:25 Quote
Rapidshare link for HD version, if anyone wants.
http://rapidshare.com/files/77691351/DNF_Teaser_720p_HD.mov
Not by me.

Well, what do you think about it? I think the monsters look cool (even though we don't see much), but Duke is not that nice.
We'll see...
Kipman725 19th December 2007, 20:49 Quote
I'm very impresed actualy the feel remains the same as duke nukem 3d and the animations on the monsters and muscles look very well done, also duke looks like he did in DN3D and the whole stupid but amusing one liners thing reamins. If they actualy ever do get this game out there and this trailer is any indication of final quality it should be good. Also those complaining of not amazing graphics... crysis and ut3 are comercial flops becuase of the over the top graphics meaning the people of bit-tech are among the few that can run them! using an older engine is a veyr good idea as most people only have intigrated graphics :|
Elz 19th December 2007, 20:53 Quote
hate to sound like a traditionalist and all, but i think it's the gameplay that's going to be the most important thing, not the graphics engine. I mean it's taken so long to make this thing, we're all expecting something very high quality, if not revolutionary. And in order to do that in the graphics department it's going to have to be on a par with UE3 or Crysis, which let's face it isn't going to happen. But there are plenty of games that, whilst not doing anything revolutionary, have pulled together some of the best bits of gaming very well. So I'm very interested to see a proper gameplay trailer. If they make it super polished and full of character, then they may still pull this thing out of the bag i reckon. Other than that, I'm not expecting much...
Amon 19th December 2007, 21:00 Quote
I'm looking for some alien toilet to park my bricks! Who's first?!
Classic punchline. I've played every installment of the Duke Nukem franchise since the early 90s. Even the ones on the Nintendo 64. Love the game since it was simple, fast, fun, and above all funny.

He's even still wearing the OG ganster glasses from the early 90s
http://www.easleys.com/ProductImages/cafaceneck/SunglassesBlues29018.jpg
Boddaker 19th December 2007, 23:20 Quote
Downloading the teaser now. DN3D is what got me into FPS games from the very beginning. How many new games allow you to freeze your opponent in mid air while he's flying around with the jet pack on, and watch him fall to the ground and shatter into a million pieces? LOL gawd that was funny!

I will wait patiently for the release of the game, just as I have for the last 10 years.
mikeuk2004 20th December 2007, 00:17 Quote
looks ok but not like wow!!. So now they released that, is it another 10 years for a demo??
r4tch3t 20th December 2007, 00:19 Quote
Well if it is as good as the last game that took ten years to develop it should be good, remember TF2 took 10 years.
Bladestorm 20th December 2007, 05:57 Quote
From the comments around the video, they've been working on this version of the game since 2004 when they scrapped the previous one and started again (As tends to be the case with any game thats been a very long time in development). So a 2008 release would have given them 3-4 years development time, which would be a good bit more than the average what 2 these days ?
Amon 20th December 2007, 06:41 Quote
As far as I know, 3D Realms is not a particularly big dev house.
CardJoe 20th December 2007, 07:51 Quote
They're pretty big in the biz - Prey, Duke Nukem and so on. They haven't released a big hitter in a while though. They were formed by a load of ex-id people back in the day and the team suffers the same problems - all tech and trouser, not enough tales and testicles.
[USRF]Obiwan 20th December 2007, 10:27 Quote
Well at least 3DRealms now have some world records in Guines:
The longest developing of a game ever.
The longest wait for a game ever.
The most extended releasedate ever.
The longest waiting fanbase ever.

And in the end it would probably suck anyway...
Amon 20th December 2007, 10:35 Quote
I just watched the Duke Nukem Forever E3 1998 trailer. The game looked pretty good back then and has a number of cool technical 'accomplishments', such as real-time lens flare from the Sun and lamps as well as what looks like a very primitive gravity engine.

omOPjBoClw0
KoenVdd 20th December 2007, 10:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by r4tch3t
Well if it is as good as the last game that took ten years to develop it should be good, remember TF2 took 10 years.

If you look at the brief history over at shacknews, you'll see that TF2 was announced after DNF. I am wondering what they will do with the fact that HL and the likes raised the bar by a good step for FPS. Try to modernize Duke or go for a retro thing (it just seems really corny to have a arch nemesis called Dr. Proton). Also what would the gamers want. (I was in 4th grade when they announced DNF, I didn't really get the whole DN thing, apart from the fact that I liked the game).
BlueTrin 20th December 2007, 15:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yemerich

Quoting duke nukem:
"I am here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I am out of gum"
hehehe really funny!

Heh this quote is coming from a movie called "They Live" that they used in DN3D : )
BlueTrin 20th December 2007, 15:24 Quote
naokaji 20th December 2007, 15:27 Quote
after soooo many years some teaser video is the only thing so far?

i think they should have gone for the keep it under the blanket till its almost finished approach...(i.e. 6th june of the year 2666)
KoenVdd 20th December 2007, 21:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by BioSniper
I echo the sentiments above really.
I'll still play it but it looks very "last year", shame its not on the U3 engine really.

Splinter Cell Double Agent also runs on a modified version of UE 2.5, so running on an old engine doesn't mean anything (of course it is the question whether 3drealms will modify UE 2 that much.)
In many cases it isn't that much the engine that makes the graphics, but more the art direction. (UT 2k4 maybe old, but it's still a beautiful game, (tho be it perhaps since it's one of the few games I can run at max detail) while games such as Sims 2 don't have much of a technical deficit, yet look like something that came from a dog behind (in comparison)).
Amon 20th December 2007, 21:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoenVdd
Splinter Cell Double Agent also runs on a modified version of UE 2.5, so running on an old engine doesn't mean anything (of course it is the question whether 3drealms will modify UE 2 that much.)
In many cases it isn't that much the engine that makes the graphics, but more the art direction. (UT 2k4 maybe old, but it's still a beautiful game, (tho be it perhaps since it's one of the few games I can run at max detail) while games such as Sims 2 don't have much of a technical deficit, yet look like something that came from a dog behind (in comparison)).
Your Sims 2 probably doesn't look that great since you might not have done much in the way of decor. Just a thought.:D
Major 20th December 2007, 22:17 Quote
Hmm, doesn't say much at all really, but it doesn't even look like him for ****s sake! :(

10 years and they can't make Duke look like Duke, I'm unhappy.
sotu1 21st December 2007, 03:21 Quote
gotta admit, i dont care no more about graphics. as long as they can make this game FUN and INNOVATIVE like they did the old duke 3D then that's all i care about really. this game really shouldnt be a tech-demo. leave that to crysis and UT3. i am kinda looking forward to this, if only to go back to my youth and blow up aliens in amusing ways.
DXR_13KE 21st December 2007, 20:16 Quote
as long as it is fun i am in :D
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