New Duke Nukem Forever DLC features single-player campaign; coming Dec. 13

Gearbox has revealed new downloadable content for Duke Nukem Forever, adding a new single-player campaign to the game along with a handful of multiplayer maps.

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Gearbox has revealed new downloadable content for Duke Nukem Forever, adding a new single-player campaign to the game along with a handful of multiplayer maps. The content is set to launch on December 13 on all platforms. 'The Doctor Who Cloned Me' will bring Duke "deep in the heart of Area-51" where Dr. Proton has been hatching a new, evil plan. Duke will have to contend with "evil clones, aliens queens and anything else that comes his way" in order to save the world. The announcement promises new achievements, weapons, enemies, and bosses.

'The Doctor Who Cloned Me' includes new enemies and weapons

According to a page on the official Duke Nukem site, the upcoming downloadable content also adds four fresh multiplayer maps to Duke Nukem Forever:
Sky High: The alien-infested corporate offices of Pooty, Inc. near the center of Las Vegas. This map includes three indoor floors taken over by the aliens and two rooftops, jump pads, stairwells, and building-to-building combat.
    Command: EDF command center with an imprisoned BattleLord at its core! A two-level map featuring winding stairs, straightaway corridors, and jump pads.
      Drop Zone: Rooftop of Duke’s Lady Killer Casino featuring indoor and outdoor combat and stairwells for platforming, an EDF dropship on landing pad, and a bottomless pit.
        Biohazard: Fight in the Breston Plant Nuclear Power facilities and compete across multiple floors in locker rooms, restrooms with showers, control rooms, and the nuclear waste storage room.
        Duke Nukem Forever 'The Doctor Who Cloned Me' will be available on December 13 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99 (800MS Points).

        From The Chatty

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          December 9, 2011 12:35 PM

          Xav de Matos posted a new article, Duke Nukem Forever single-player DLC announced; coming Dec. 13.

          Gearbox has revealed new downloadable content for Duke Nukem Forever, adding a new single-player campaign to the game along with a handful of multiplayer maps.

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            December 9, 2011 12:51 PM

            I wonder if these were levels removed from the original game.

            Word is, when Triptych sealed the deal with 3DR and Gearbox, the first thing they did was cut out half the game. One of the factors contributing to the game's inability to be completed was the length of the game and, reportedly, GeorgeB3DR's refusal to cut out anything (theory being: they worked all this time on it, shouldn't throw it away)

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              December 9, 2011 12:53 PM

              I don't know... watch the original announcement trailer with gameplay and tell me where 80% of those sections are now.

              That game changed a lot more than I think we'll ever know.

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                December 9, 2011 1:13 PM

                I'd really like to see the portions that were cut (though, like you said, who knows if those were anywhere near completion).

                That said, it will be interesting to see a brief glimpse into what Gearbox could have done with this IP from scratch.

                What I really really want to see is some sort of "LameDuke" type release of the old, completely unfinished versions of the game. Namely, the Quake/Quake II engine version and whatever they had that powered the 2001 trailer.

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                  December 9, 2011 1:23 PM

                  it will be interesting to see a brief glimpse into what Gearbox could have done with this IP from scratch.

                  exactly what i was thinking. buying it based on that.

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                    December 9, 2011 1:36 PM

                    They are continuing the Duke Nukem franchise.

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                      December 9, 2011 1:42 PM

                      Yeah but a new game will take years. So it'll be nice to see a shorter campaign in the meantime.

                      Assuming that's really the case here.

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                      December 9, 2011 10:56 PM

                      I hope they follow through on that promise; I'm hoping that this DLC pack is sort of a first taste of what Gearbox is capable of doing with the Duke franchise.

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                    December 9, 2011 4:26 PM

                    My hope is that they either make Duke 100% self-aware in the next installment or keep the character completely out of touch with reality and have everyone in the games react to him in that manner.

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                December 9, 2011 1:42 PM

                Most of those were all designed as a machinema sequence and were never really intended to be in the game.. which is sad, because most of it still looks fun. :(

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              December 9, 2011 12:56 PM

              Maybe it'll be new content completely and will have a cohesive feel... and might not suck.

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                December 9, 2011 1:40 PM

                if this dlc gets decent reviews, it might be worth buying the whole game.

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              December 9, 2011 5:54 PM

              Triptych designed and produced the new single-player content. Portions of it were inspired by / based on some ideas that 3D Realms had in the past, but nothing was held back or cut from the main game to be used later. The entirety of The Doctor Who Cloned Me was created from scratch after work on Duke Nukem Forever was complete.

              The new multiplayer maps were designed and produced by Piranha.

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                December 9, 2011 10:57 PM

                Awesome, thanks for the insight.

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              December 12, 2011 4:13 PM

              ofcourse they are those levels ..

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            December 9, 2011 12:55 PM

            Looking forward to this, hope the new campaign is of decent length.

            The DNF campaign was fun but it felt super short and cobbled together with a sudden ending to boot. Deffo seemed like half the game was cut.

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            December 9, 2011 12:57 PM

            so its not really just single player dlc?

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              December 9, 2011 1:08 PM

              Correct. There's a new single-player campaign and four new multiplayer maps.

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              December 9, 2011 1:19 PM

              Here's the problem I have with writing this headline:

              "Duke Nukem Forever DLC announced" would lead some to believe it's just multiplayer, since that has been released.

              "Duke Nukem Forever single- and multiplayer DLC announced" is long and nightmarish.

              I figured I'd highlight the more interesting component of the content... and if you read the story you see it includes more.

              We all win.

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              December 9, 2011 1:37 PM

              I tweaked the headline for y'all.

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            December 9, 2011 12:59 PM

            Duke Nukem reminds me of Arnold Shwarzenegger. Old, tired, and way past his prime.

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            December 9, 2011 12:59 PM

            The DLC costs more than the game does already.

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              December 9, 2011 6:01 PM

              Buy the DLC, get Duke Nukem Forever for free.

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            December 9, 2011 1:04 PM

            dec 13.

            2088.

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            December 9, 2011 4:09 PM

            Hah, it's the terminators from the 2001 trailer.

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            December 9, 2011 4:15 PM

            THIS IS BULLSHIT! They totally rushed Duke out and had this DLC available they could have included in the game.

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              December 9, 2011 4:15 PM

              !!!!!!!!!!!!

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              December 10, 2011 12:22 AM

              Did anyone actually notice that already during summer, around August the DLC achievements got leaked to Steam? Probably by mistake.

              Also those were not removed so you can still see them there.

              Back then I already knew that Proton would be the nemesis in this campaign.

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            December 9, 2011 4:18 PM

            it's not gonna own

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            December 9, 2011 4:19 PM

            :)

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            December 9, 2011 4:27 PM

            This will be free, right?

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            December 9, 2011 4:29 PM

            whattttt...?

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            December 9, 2011 5:02 PM

            Dognose aside, there cant be anyone in the world who cares about this.

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              December 9, 2011 5:06 PM

              I do.

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              December 9, 2011 5:10 PM

              I'm curious, about it.

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              December 9, 2011 6:36 PM

              i'll play it.

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              December 9, 2011 6:43 PM

              Like a car crash i can't take my eyes off of, I would probably give it at least one run through attempt.

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              December 9, 2011 7:04 PM

              I'm looking forward to it.

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              December 9, 2011 7:04 PM

              I liked the game and I would look into it when it comes out.

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              December 9, 2011 7:17 PM

              I'll buy it. I believe this DLC has Dr. Proton in it. True Duke fans know who that is.

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                December 10, 2011 9:25 AM

                True Old Duke fans know who that is.

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              December 9, 2011 7:42 PM

              I'm somewhat interested. DNF wasn't that bad imo.

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              December 9, 2011 9:09 PM

              I'm just curious enough to maybe buy it when it comes out and I'll buy it for sure if/when it goes on sale.

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              December 9, 2011 9:44 PM

              Me too!

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              December 9, 2011 10:05 PM

              I'll try it! The DLC probably has more coherence than the full game.

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              December 9, 2011 10:10 PM

              wrong

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              December 9, 2011 10:17 PM

              DNF sucked! But I'm curious to see what gearbox can do with it. 'Specially with all the fan feedback. So I'll shell out a few bucks to see.

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              December 9, 2011 11:08 PM

              I finished DNF, and I barely got past a few levels of Homefront or FEAR 3. It wasn't what I wanted (2001 trailer!) but it was good enough to keep me going. It will cost less than a movie and a greasy blowjob, and I'll laugh more.

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              December 9, 2011 11:56 PM

              I do. Will buy it and play it happily.

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              December 10, 2011 12:05 AM

              I do.
              F*cking Dr Proton in there!

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              December 10, 2011 12:12 AM

              I actually want it.

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              December 10, 2011 12:58 AM

              I'll probably try it out.

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              December 10, 2011 1:26 AM

              I will get it, sorry to disappoint.

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              December 10, 2011 2:22 AM

              Depends on 1 factor: Will it be 3DR's polished scrap, or something put together by gearbox? If it's the latter, I'll give it a shot.

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              December 10, 2011 2:30 AM

              Shacknews is probably the last bastion for DNF fans on the entire Internet; which isn't a lot!
              This place was primed to be the games biggest fans

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                December 10, 2011 5:45 AM

                And the fact that most of the Shack's regulars enjoy shitting on the game either reflects the changing game industry, or is a reflection on what the Shack has become.

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              December 10, 2011 6:24 AM

              I bought the game during the Thanksgiving sale and reaffirmed most of you are hypercritics. The game is not perfect and it is obvious where 12 years got wasted in some respects, but the game is definitely playable and actually *gasp* fun. It's not a 1-star game, nor is it "you'd have to pay me $5 to play it" quality like everyone likes to bandwagon on.

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              December 10, 2011 8:16 AM

              I'll probably even get it.

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              December 10, 2011 2:33 PM

              I'll wait for the GotY edition...oh...wait.

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              December 12, 2011 9:17 AM

              i do care.

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            December 9, 2011 7:01 PM

            Even though DNF is not NEARLY as good as Duke3d.exe, I will still play this.

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            December 9, 2011 10:19 PM

            if they fix the awful graphics in multiplayer, I might consider it

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            December 13, 2011 1:44 PM

            DNF was absolutely horrendous. The marketing campaign was one of the biggest bullshit scams I've ever seen. Pitchford stared gamers in the eye and flat-out lied with a smile on his face. Gearbox should be handing out FREE DLC for a decade to make up for it.