Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour – Over 1 Hour of Co-Op Footage

Duke Nukem has been around for over two decades. Recently, Gearbox released a 20th Anniversary celebratory edition of Duke Nukem 3D. We just received our review copy and have captured over 1 hour of Duke co-op goodness. Check out  footage of Anthony and myself kicking ass and taking names…with our full commentary and first thoughts with it.

Is Duke Nukem Coming to Borderlands 2?

During an interview with Randy Varnell, Design Producer over at Gearbox Software, I asked him a question about a specific character possibly coming to Borderlands 2. Seeing as how 2K Games and Gearbox Software were involved with finishing up Duke Nukem Forever and acquiring the license, I figured it was logical to ask if Duke Nukem would appear as a possible special playable character. Here’s the Q&A to that particular thought:

Glacier928: “Is there any sort of chance that Duke Nukem would be thrown in as a secret playable character in Borderlands 2?”

Randy Varnell (laughs): “I’ll definitely pass that to the development team back at the office. It’s not the first time we’ve heard that question though. It’s a tricky thing, you know? There really is a kind of spirit in Gearbox. You look at a lot of the games we put out and are working on between Duke Nukem and Borderlands and all. As a company, we really kind of like that tongue-in-cheek, just over-the-top ridiculous humor and all that. Certainly one of the reasons why we put our energy and focus on Duke Nukem Forever and it was a classic, kind of ‘close to our heart’ game for a lot of us. Borderlands kind of carries that spirit onto Pandora, our fictional universe. I’ll pass that request along, that’s a really great question!”

Personally, I think Duke would fit great in the Borderlands universe…chances are he’d be hitting on the Guardian Angel, Lilith and Maya. It would definitely add to the tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top humor Randy mentioned. Despite critics bashing Duke Nukem Forever, I personally enjoyed the game. It wasn’t a great game by any means, but it was definitely an entertaining game that held my attention for a few playthroughs and being a Duke fan, I still cracked up at some of his lines. The video interview can be found here and he answers the question in Part 3 of the video.

What do you guys think? Should Duke Nukem appear as a playable character in Borderlands 2? Sound off in the comments below!

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