3D Realms and Interceptor's New Game is Nothing to Do with Duke Nukem, Honest

3D Realms and Interceptor's New Game is Nothing to Do with Duke Nukem, Honest

Enter "Bombshell," an original IP that absolutely isn't a reskin of the teams' planned Duke Nukem action RPG.

Remember Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction? The game that 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment never officially announced but which was uncovered by the Internet anyway? The game whose development was stymied by a bitter dispute with Gearbox over the rights to Duke Nukem?

While that particular little disagreement is still ongoing, 3D Realms and Interceptor have announced a new game called Bombshell, and it's absolutely, positively nothing to do with Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, honest.

Here's the reveal trailer, showing off the female protagonist Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, plus a number of cheeky references to other games and movies. Can you spot them all?

It is, however, a top-down action RPG, like Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. Its plot revolves around the kidnapping of the president by an alien threat, like Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. It uses Unreal Engine to power its visuals... like Nuke Nukem: Mass Destruction. And it's headed for PC and PlayStation 4. Like, you know, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.

Regardless of whether or not it is just a reskin of Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, however, it certainly has the potential to be a decent amount of fun. Interceptor Entertainment proved their ability to put together a good quality, fast-paced action game with last year's Rise of the Triad reboot, and if the RPG elements are integrated nicely this could be an enjoyable blastathon for those in need of a little ultraviolence with a distinctly '90s feel to it.

Bombshell -- assuming it doesn't at some point revert back to being a Duke Nukem game -- is set to release next year.

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