Duke Nukem Forever eventually stumbled onto the shelves in a weird form not many ended up liking but one of its unfinished predecessors recently leaked, hinting at a brighter future that never was.
Duke Nukem Forever was officially released in 2011, one decade after the recently leaked footage was created. The 2011 release ended up with mixed reception from the critics and the audience, with some being so disappointed they gave up on hoping for another Duke game.
However, the 2001 version, which was never released and whose assets leaked only recently, could have fared better. The leaker is currently anonymous and has provided hints on what can be expected from the dump that's coming our way next month apparently.
- Almost every chapter is present in some form. A huge chunk is playable, a huge chunk is block-outs with no enemies. All of the E3 content is there.
- Not just the editor, we will be releasing the full source code too.
- All weapons are functional with the exception of the chainsaw and the freezer.
- Do you have any date on when you are gonna leak it then? June.
- The editor works. We also have the engine and UnrealScript source code and have written instructions for compiling it.
- Two builds, but only the content for one.
- It is Unreal Engine 1, like the final game.
- There is no complete game. It was never finished.
- The E3 2001 iteration but not the E3 2001 build.
- The shrink ray is in the game, it’s the first weapon in slot 4.
- The theme is just the Megadeth version. It starts playing as soon as you boot the game.
- Bombshell is not visually present in the game at this point, there is a log file showing that her model was deleted.
- The strippers can be seen and interacted with when you first enter the club. By the point in the game that was recorded, most of them are dead.
It's currently unknown who x0r is and this individual or group posted a bunch of screenshots along with a gameplay section online, claiming the entire thing is coming and it will be open source.