Duke Nukem 3D coming to iPhone

Written by Joe Martin

July 7, 2009 | 13:29

Tags: #app #dnf #duke-nukem-3d #iphone #ipod-touch #nuke

Companies: #3d-realms #apple

Developer MachineWorks Northwest is preparing to bring the classic 90's shooter Duke Nukem 3D to the iPhone and iPod touch in the near future, according to IGN.

Of course, a port of Duke Nukem 3D has long been available to owners of jailbroken iPhones and Duke 3D is one of the cadre of games which, along with Doom, usually finds itself instantly ported to any new system - but this will be a legitimate copy of the game found in the AppStore.

According to IGN the iPhone version of Duke Nukem 3D will include the full singleplayer element of the original game, with slightly retouched graphics and a new control system. It'll lack the multiplayer side of the game, but otherwise it looks to be content-complete, strippers and all.

The new control system will use a somewhat cluttered-looking HUD that allows users to switch between either a tap-to-shoot or button based aiming system.

There's no definite word on how much the iPhone version of Duke Nukem 3D might cost, nor a firm release date, but the game is apparently nearly finished and is being prepped for final submission to Apple as we type.

When it is released, iPhone Duke 3D will join it's retro brethren Doom and Wolfenstein 3D on the iPhone. Let us know what you think of the growing roster of retro titles on the iPhone platform in the forums.
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