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Twenty years ago, Apogee Software released Duke Nukem 2 on the PC. 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment are marking this anniversary with an iOS remake of the retro action game.
Duke Nukem 2 was the predecessor to Duke Nukem 3D. It's a side-scroller rather than a first-person shooter. Duke fights his way through 32 levels using a flamethrower, laser and rocket launcher. New features for the iOS version include leaderboards and replays..
DN2 didn't have quite so much personality as Duke Nukem 3D. There are no shrink rays or laser trip mines or pipe bombs. On the upside, the game doesn't have any strippers, steroids or one-liners cribbed from movies. I guess it all evens out, then.
Duke Nukem 2 will hit the iOS sometime in April. The side-scroller will set you back $1.99.
Interceptor Entertainment might sound like a familiar name to you. They're the company that's making the HD "revival" of Rise of the Triad, another old Apogee title. The DRM-free shooter will arrive later this year. Interceptor was also making Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded, an Unreal Engine 3 remake of that game, but that project was >shelved in 2012.