Duke Nukem was a side-scrolling PC game that started a popular franchise. Released on the 1st of July, 1991, it was developed and published by Apogee Software. The game is set in the then future of 1997. Duke, a self-proclaimed hero, was hired by the CIA to do everything it takes to stop Dr. Proton, a crazed radiation-lobotomized genius, and his army of Techbots in their quest for world domination. Duke is sent to annihilate everything in his way with his laser rifle. Duke Nukem II was released in 1993, and offered the same side-scrolling action.
In 1996, Duke Nukem 3D was one of the games that revolutionized first-person shooting. Here, players were allowed to make use of an assortment of weapons. From pipe bombs to pistols and from chaingun cannons to the mighty Devastator, there many ways to blast aliens and mutants to smithereens.
Despite being controversial due to its strong language, sexual content, and strong violence, the game franchise is widely known in the hardcore gaming world. However, we are yet to see another sequel to the popular series since 1997. Recently, there has been news that much awaited sequel, “Duke Nukem Forever”, is coming to PCs this 2011. There has also been news that the popular video game might come to the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 4.
The news comes from Steam, a game distributer popular for releasing a number of award winning games for PCs. This is not the first time the series has been released to iOS devices. Duke Nukem 3D is available for devices such as the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.
It has been 14 years since we have heard of the foul-mouthed Duke, but, soon, it is said that the games enthusiast will be able to play the action-packed game on their PCs and a mobile version as well on their Apple smartphones and tablets.