Duke Nukem’s Girlfriend coming next year 
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Gavin Mannion
May 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

3D Realms and Interceptor have released the first trailer for their upcoming 80’s action shooter which surprisingly isn’t the new Duke Nukem that people were expecting.

However there is a good reason behind that as there is a long-running lawsuit around the IP of Duke Nukem between Interceptor, 3D Realms, Gearbox and possibly others. In fact I think more developers want the rights to Duke Nukem than gamers who want to play it.

So imagine you are the guys at Interceptor and you’ve created this awesome Duke Nukem title that is coming near to release and you are told you can’t use that character anymore. What do you do then? The answer, of course, is to keep the entire game and styling and change the Duke Nukem character to look like a woman, remove almost all of her clothing and name her Bombshell and while you are at it you can name the game Bombshell as well.

Now obviously no one is admitting to this but take a look at this trailer and tell me you believe this didn’t originally contain the Duke in place of Bombshell.

According to the developers they were always planning on using Bombshell who was always planned to be a character in the Duke Nukem story, even though no one ever saw her before, and that she is a very different female character to current females in gaming.

Granted the bionic arm is different, but the perfectly toned body and punk style haircut is pretty standard in gaming. Not that I’m complaining though, the idea of playing as a good-looking kick ass female in games has never struck me as wrong and having a female anti-hero is a nice change. Even if it is obviously very, very warm where’s she’s from.

We also have an interview for you to watch with the Game Director of Interceptor Studios, Frederik Schreiber

So what do you think, would a solid 80’s style shooter be of interest or should the 80’s stay buried? Bombshell is planned for release next year and hopefully we get a little more insight into the title at E3 this year.

And no I don’t know if she is meant to be Duke’s girlfriend or not but she does appear to be his perfect life partner.

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  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

    Not at all feeling that character design though, she looks EXTREMELY generic……Could easily pass as an extra goon

    • Jonah Cash

      Think this game would work on a PS2 and maybe the original Xbox, see I couldn’t say Xbox 1 because you know why!!

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        You can say it, it would fit right at home lol

    • HvR – THE Average GAmer

      Agreed. She needs more of a Tank Girl look. Definitely some pink hair.

      Also its 80’s!!! Needs some boob physics!!!

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        Exactly, looks extremely bland. They probably thought the bionic arm was enough to differentiate her

        • Kensei Seraph

          What, that thick industrial strength arm with the flimsy spider-leg like hand?
          The next trailer will probably show her stopping by a mechanic to get her hand fixed after the recoil from firing the shotgun trashed it.

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            lol those flimsy fingers….Damn man…..This isn’t looking good

          • Kensei Seraph

            Half the point of having a bionic arm is that you can punch through walls.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3VK8c8aGqQ

          • HvR – THE Average GAmer

            And the backstory, “she lost it saving a sqaud soldiers”.

            At least keep it 80’s ridiculousness. Sold it for cocaine. Lost it during experimentation on a alien ship. Hell even captain Hook’s hand was bitten by a croc who now ticks.

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      absolutely

  • Jonah Cash

    Did Jack Daniels also take their brand back with the Duke name???? Daniels Jackson????

    • Hammersteyn

      Nice arm strength, she almost broke the glass.

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Yeah, Adam Jenson barely touched his and cracked the snot out of it

  • RinceBroken

    I’d rather have the grapefruit than her right arm 0-O

    • Gustav Willem Diedericks

      I take it you’re referring to THAT grapefruit.

  • GooseZA

    Yeah, that looks pretty horrible.

    • Norm

      Agreed.

  • Matthew Holliday

    boooooring

  • DrKiller

    This looks pretty cool… Hopefully they dont use the Duke Nukem Forever engine

    • melodicmizery

      i cant believe you said this looks cool. your about the only person who said that out of everyone on here. this game looks like complete shit lol did you get dropped as a kid or something

      • DrKiller

        I’m also about the only guy that played Lollipop chainsaw :P We need more chick characters!

  • Hammersteyn
    • RinceBroken

      One of my favourite movies of all time!

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        Same here…..well what do you know……..We’re brothers afterall

        • RinceBroken

          She has RED hair! Not pink! ;) I actually wrote a paper on this at UCT, think I have seen it about 30 times and the editing of Besson gets me every time!

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            Wow nice, would love to read it

          • RinceBroken

            Lol. Not even sure where it is. But that was like 10 years ago, I’d probably have a stroke if I read it 0-o

      • Hammersteyn

        Same here.

      • Kromas

        Leeloo Dallas Multipass!

    • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

      5th element lol Nailed it!

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    I never asked for this…

    • Hammersteyn

      No one did….

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        I should have posted this pic:
        (refresh)

        • Hammersteyn

          I asked for that! needs moar!!!

  • Kensei Seraph

    She could be his cousin, or clone, or sister or daughter (I’m sure Duke would have many illegitimate children)?

    Now that might make for an interesting Duke MMO.
    You play as one of Duke’s bastard children and, well I have no idea what the storyline would be like.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      Daddy-issue-girl?

    • Kromas

      Special weapon “DNG”. Secondary fire test stripper blood for Duke genes to prevent inbreeding. :P

  • Mikhil

    Please tell me that’s a pre-render…. it looks hideous, and the character design is generic and dull. Next!!!

  • RinceBroken

    Wow, YAWN. I think they did manage to capture every generic element and put it into one clip though. Well done.

    • Hammersteyn

      Maybe they developed it in conjunction with Nukem Forever but in the back office as a pet project?

    • iAmWeasel

      This has got to be the least sexy bit of a female objectification I’ve seen.

  • iAmWeasel

    Looks like shite, no thanks.

  • Hammersteyn

    I mean is this a kickstarter project?

  • Mark Treloar

    James Cameron is going to sue someone

    • Hammersteyn

      No fate?

      • Mark Treloar

        Yip, also insert Arnie getting onto a Harley with a shotgun and, you have the opening scene from Terminator 2

        • Hammersteyn

          No shades, or bad to the bone music, or Arnie though :(

  • RinceBroken

    Is this for the Vita?

    • iAmWeasel

      No not indie enough.

      • RinceBroken

        HAHA! Win

    • melodicmizery

      i think its for the lynx with that lifeless trailer. im not even sure if its a woman or not

  • Kensei Seraph

    The trailer seemed somewhat interesting at first, then with the news broadcast it became intriguing but after that I lost whatever hype it had built up.
    Less than stellar animation, boring black background with pointlessly random explosions while riding the bike and a generic “shoot-the-camera” ending.

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    Bad bad hair all around!

  • Kromas

    Oh god these guys were responsible for ROTT2013. I just lost all interest.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      I saw ROTT2013 was on special recently, I think on GOG, for $3 or something

      • Kromas

        Not worth $3. Rather get something else.

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          Oh, I dodged that bullet

          • Kromas

            I did not $30 later. :(

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’m quite enjoying it, but then I’m a big fan of the original. It’s a nice throw-back.

    • HvR – THE Average GAmer

      In all honesty when he mentioned ROTT2013, I was like there was a 2013 remake??? Completely forgot it was released.

      At least we remember Aliens: CM for something.

      • RinceBroken

        Aliens: CM… TOO SOON…

        • HvR – THE Average GAmer

          Only if you were a dumb-ass who preordered. Dum dum tiss

          • Kromas

            Hey … if it were not for dumb-asses like us who pre-order every CE they see EA would have gone out of business years ago ….. sorry. :(

          • RinceBroken

            Lol. I was lucky, I was saved by one of the LAGZ team ;)

  • Viking Of Science

    The Character animation looks so stiff and 90s though, especially when she walks to the bike? is that intentional? idk…. not impress

    • Kensei Seraph

      God I hope not.
      If it is other developers may get terrible, terrible ideas.

    • iAmWeasel

      No its caused they hired a college kid to do their animation.

  • iAmWeasel

    Hang on is this the new Ride to Hell game??

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    Lets rather all buy this:

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/justcause2_storefront

    And play around in the crazy MP! Who is with me?

    • Kensei Seraph

      Any idea if the DLC collection is worth the $1.74 it’s being sold at?

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        I think I got the whole pack as a deal a while ago, let me go look what is in the DLC pack….brb

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        I looked, I don’t have that DLC, and don’t really think its worth it, since for SP

        • Kensei Seraph

          Thanks.
          I might just get it this evening.

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            I heard the MP is crazy fun

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    i hope to god the 80’s dont become a thing. like really really.

    • Kromas

      I disagree. Farcry:Blood Dragon was amazingly good.

      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        No sure, Im not going to deny that, but its goodness derived mainly from the fact that it tapped into an untouched for years niche. Much as we dont want to drown in military shooters or fantasy based RPG’s. But thats just me.

        • Kromas

          I agree but then again most games that get good ratings offer something that players have not had in years. That’s why Star citizen will be a rather big success cause players are starved for it.That why Far Cry:Blood Dragon was better than Far Cry3 for me. Cause I wanted duke Nukem style games and there was none to be found. Then again CoD disproves my theories time and again.

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            Agree 100%

    • iAmWeasel

      The 80s are very underrated. 90s far worse.

      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        Both are evenly kak IMO.

  • Peter Pan

    BORING!!! Come on man. Where is the Duke we all love. I’m sorry, but this game does not make me excited in the least.

  • HvR – THE Average GAmer

    Instead of this crap rather give Wang a remake
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phitdexy3YI

    • Kromas

      Uhm ….http://store.steampowered.com/app/233130/

      And yes it was a very very good remake.

      • HvR – THE Average GAmer

        Dammit there was something wrong with me during the Q3 last year. How the hell do I miss these things. O well more backlog.

        • Kromas

          Even has naked anime chicks hidden as an easter egg. Crude,Funny and has loads of wang jokes.

          All together now
          everybody have fun tonight
          everybody Wang Chung tonight.

    • melodicmizery

      haha i still have that game on pc, the original box. was a great game for its time

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Hehehe, same, love it!

  • Kromas

    You want bad ass with a bad haircut minus one robotic arm? Jack does is for me. And I think Commander Shepard also approves.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      Yeah, Jack is my type of girl

  • Rags

    Well there we have it. Finally a game that will run at 60fps 1080p on both PS4 and Xhox.

    • Kromas

      Xhox .. is that the Xbox One without a kinect?

      • Rags

        Yep :>

  • oVg Errorist

    The game is a day one patch.
    The ending will longer than DNF, say a 10mb download for the full ending?

  • melodicmizery

    this looks stupid as hell, i thought for sure i was going to look at the comments and see people just ripping it apart like animals in trash bags. i loved the last duke nukem that everyone hated. i dont understand how everyone hated the last one but think this is ok?

    • Kensei Seraph

      General consensus of the comments seems to be that it is fairly boring and generic with little to make it interesting, but just in case here’s my opinion on your opinion (refresh for image).

      • melodicmizery

        im a troll? or am i expressing a opinion that this lifeless trailer looks like it was designed on windows 98. this is prob the worst trailer i ever seen. trailers usually try to trick you with some superb graphic that makes you think the game is 100 times better then it actually is. instead they just showed me a turd and said heres a turd

  • JasonDK

    She’s coming next year? Sounds like my ex-girlfirend :/

  • Weanerdog

    Wow that is really bad and whats with the voice over at the end? I thought everyone was just being whiny bunch until I watched it. It would have been better done in stop animation with a Barbie doll and mechano set and a 10 year old cell phone camera.

  • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

    1998 called, they’d like their cinematic back.

  • HisDivineOrder

    Duke is played out. Not saying she’s very original or whatever, but… neither is he.

    Even back in the 90’s, he was just generic action character with ripped off lines from Bruce Campbell movies.

  • Brian Murphy

    “Duke Nukem’s Girlfriend coming next year”

    Maybe I just played allot of Duke Nukem as a kid, but I doubt it’ll take a year, and I’m sure there are other jokes in there as well ;)

  • Gustav Willem Diedericks

    I ope that animation is very early alpha code. Looks like something from a 1990’s game intro.

  • Kervyn Cloete

    What an utterly kak trailer. Nothing happens for most of it. It’s like the dev’s thought we’d just be sitting there the whole time going “OOH BIONIC ARM! OH SHE DRINKS! OOH SHAVEN HEAD!”

  • InsanityFlea

    RIP Duke, you ‘were’ epic in the 80’s & 90’s. Perhaps they will feature him as a middle aged bald fat bloke now.