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Bombshell Is The Duke Nukem Game That Isn’t Duke Nukem
Developer Interceptor Entertainment, which released the Rise of the Triad remake last year, has announced a new game, simply called Bombshell. It’s headed to PC and Playstation 4 somewhere in early 2015.
Bombshell is the game the developer has been teasing for a while on a “no gum needed” site, which nods towards Duke Nukem. They recently also bought Duke Nukem studio 3D Realms.
In fact, the company is currently in hot water with Gearbox Software, who is suing them over issues with the intellectual property. It addresses this issue on the Bombshell site, stating:
Lawsuits take time, and are often a long, drawn-out process. Meanwhile, we wanted to be productive. Ultimately, we saw it as the opportunity to create our own intellectual property, and Bombshell was born.
Further on, Interceptor also briefly goes over whether or not they’ll be able to work with a Duke Nukem title again. They continued with the following:
It’s impossible to say what will happen in regards to our previous project. It might return, it might not. We want to make great games without sacrificing our integrity, and Bombshell allows us to do that beautifully.
In the meantime, the company has no problem using Duke Nukem Forever footage, made by Gearbox Software, in an interview about Bombshell.
So, what is Bombshell? Well, the trailer will tell you nothing, except that it’s a poorly animated, scantily clad woman with a robot arm. She lost the arm in an explosion, working as a Bomb Disposal Specialist, we learn on the site.
We really have no idea why the reveal trailer is so empty, because the screenshots look like a ton of fun. Bombshell is an action roleplaying game (RPG), which also seems to have some twin-stick elements and God of War finishers.
While trying to save the president from aliens, you’ll go through some weird and chaotic environments just swarming with monsters, fire, robots and more crazy stuff. It is a 90s throwback, after all.
Bombshell is probably what would happen if Duke Nukem and Tank Girl had a child and it became a cyborg with daddy issues.