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Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is coming. It’s another version of Duke Nukem 3D. This new remastered version of the shooter features slightly upgraded graphics, an improved framerate, re-recorded voice acting by Jon St. John as Duke, five new levels, and some new weapons and enemies. Much like the Halo remasters, players will be able to toggle between the original graphics and the new renderer on the fly, although Gearbox Software cautions that other than some cleaner textures and a “true 3D” presentation, the game will look the same as you remember it. Producer Scott Warr emphasized that keeping the game’s original feel was important even in the new episodes, despite the old tools being somewhat of a headache for the level builders.

As far as jumping in and using all the tools, I remember some of the complaints of like, “Ah, crap. Now I remember this,” or, “Oh, I forgot the trick that I was supposed to do to make this work.” That was awesome to watch because me being a fan, I was sitting there like, “I can’t believe this is happening.”

Multiplayer has also gotten a thorough overhaul to work on modern systems. There’s eight-player multiplayer, eight-player co-op, and one-player bot matches. Bot matches! Now you can jetpack around the maps, shrinking and stomping on outclassed enemy bots until you’re all out of gum.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is coming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 11th for $20.