Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a lot of leaked games and builds, and the number just kept climbing as we got closer to the end of the year. It appears that another of the forgotten games has been leaked.
The first-person shooter fan game Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was once known as Duke Nukem Next-Gen. The title, which is based on the Duke Nukem series, was announced on the Gearbox Software forums on October 13, 2010. The game was supposed to be a remake of the game Duke Nukem 3D, which was released in 1996.
The original version of Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was a fan creation by Frederik Schreiber. Gearbox approved the development of the game in October 2010, when it was still known as Duke Nukem Next-Gen. The game’s name was changed to Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded in November of 2010. However, due to disagreements between Interceptor Entertainment and Gearbox Software over the game’s future, development was halted on September 24, 2011, and has yet to resume.
We all saw something today that we never thought we’d see when Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was leaked online. An editor, the original code, and other development resources are all part of this leaked build. Additionally, two gameplay videos are also included below. It’s approximately 5GB in size, therefore it’s safe to presume a significant portion of it has been leaked.
A build of Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded (r1514) has leaked, including editor, source code, and development assets.
— Ash (@juanlurve) December 31, 2022
Although not many people today would remember this game, for those who do, this leak is a delight since it gives hope that other developers will pick up where Interceptor left off, polish the game, and release it. Leave your opinions on the leak and whether or not you believe the game will live up to its hype if it is published today or if it is a failed project that will never see the light of day.