duke-nukem-3d-20090706005418390_640wWhile Duke Nukem Forever may be dead, or close to it, MachineWorks Northwest has been busy at work porting Duke Nukem 3D to the iPhone. Developed by the same company that brought us Prey Invasion [App Store], Duke Nukem 3D seems to borrow heavily from the control scheme of both Prey Invasion and 3D Hunting [App Store]. IGN broke the news this afternoon, and according to them-

The developer has ported over the entire 1996 PC game to the iPhone, so if you have fond memories of ventilating pig-cops and saving strippers, all of this will be both welcome and familiar. It had been a long time since I last stepped out with the Duke, but settled right back into our old two-step after just a few minutes with an earlier build of the game. While MachineWorks has not monkeyed with the gameplay at all, it has subtly upgraded the visuals. The sprites still get a touch blocky up close, but they have been smoothed out so it's not as harsh as you may recall. Those wise-ass cracks, though? They are full intact.

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IGN shares our concern over the controls, but describes the tap-to-shoot mechanic as "far more tactile -- and enjoyable." Either way, Duke Nukem 3D brings so much nostalgia to the table that fans of the series will no doubt find any control issues very easy to overlook.

I've emailed the developers, so hopefully we will have more information on the game before it's released. Otherwise, IGN states Duke Nukem 3D will be on the app store "very soon."

  • http://grantmckenzie.net Measles

    Come get some!

  • http://grantmckenzie.net Measles

    Come get some!

  • Foley

    One word - aaahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Foley

    One word - aaahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • ZenTigerpaw

    Here we go again.

  • ZenTigerpaw

    Here we go again.

  • Brad Newsom

    Damnit! I want this, Wolf RPG, Doom Classic, Doom RPG, and practically the whole ID catalogue! MORE MORE MORE! I'm not complaining!

  • Brad Newsom

    Damnit! I want this, Wolf RPG, Doom Classic, Doom RPG, and practically the whole ID catalogue! MORE MORE MORE! I'm not complaining!

  • jc

    outstanding!!! Hey Carmack better step your game up and get Doom classic out!!

  • jc

    outstanding!!! Hey Carmack better step your game up and get Doom classic out!!

  • Rod76

    Long live the most famous vaporware in computer history, may it make the Need for Speed wait look like a short cock-up!

  • Rod76

    Long live the most famous vaporware in computer history, may it make the Need for Speed wait look like a short cock-up!

  • fearless

    Butchered by iPhone control schemes. Pass!

  • fearless

    Butchered by iPhone control schemes. Pass!

  • wegmans

    as long as it's not on rails like the let-down of a game Doom!

  • wegmans

    as long as it's not on rails like the let-down of a game Doom!

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like it's the same controls as Prey, which are flawed--but fun in tap-shoot mode. And Prey Invasion has been updated (more monsters) based on user feedback, which a "name brand" IP game could easily not be. So I appreciate that.

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like it's the same controls as Prey, which are flawed--but fun in tap-shoot mode. And Prey Invasion has been updated (more monsters) based on user feedback, which a "name brand" IP game could easily not be. So I appreciate that.

  • H

    wish they can use the brothers in arms control scheme, i hated the controls in prey and practically ruined the game for me

  • H

    wish they can use the brothers in arms control scheme, i hated the controls in prey and practically ruined the game for me

  • EDGE

    Hail to the king baby!

  • EDGE

    Hail to the king baby!

  • Finch

    yea....I think I just play it on my PC. Not really digging these iPhone FPS controls.

  • Finch

    yea....I think I just play it on my PC. Not really digging these iPhone FPS controls.

  • DARTH SITH

    Pls have multi

  • DARTH SITH

    Pls have multi

  • Tower Defender

    Coming soon stands for a decade.

  • Tower Defender

    Coming soon stands for a decade.

  • Loner

    Get back to work you slacker

  • Loner

    Get back to work you slacker

  • Bobby

    (Oblig) Damn ... those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride!

  • Bobby

    (Oblig) Damn ... those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride!

  • Viva

    WTF are they doing with the contols FFS.

  • Viva

    WTF are they doing with the contols FFS.

  • iHuff

    I'm curious as to how the jet pack will be implemented - the accelerometer?

    I'm in fear for the controls...

  • iHuff

    I'm curious as to how the jet pack will be implemented - the accelerometer?

    I'm in fear for the controls...

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    It should have the Wolfenstein controls, but have accelerometer for mouse look - both inverted and regular orientations.

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    It should have the Wolfenstein controls, but have accelerometer for mouse look - both inverted and regular orientations.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Yeah, my first thought was wow duke nukem! Then, I thought bout the control and I'm pretty sure it will sucksz ..i hope i'm wrong though.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Yeah, my first thought was wow duke nukem! Then, I thought bout the control and I'm pretty sure it will sucksz ..i hope i'm wrong though.

  • jimmychoo

    AWESOME! Didn't care for the Prey controls too much, but it worked...

    Can't wait to try the iphone/itouch version of this though! A great classic is reborn!

  • jimmychoo

    AWESOME! Didn't care for the Prey controls too much, but it worked...

    Can't wait to try the iphone/itouch version of this though! A great classic is reborn!

  • Sufy

    WOOHOO! awesome. Those alien b*****d shooting of my ride. Can't wait for it.

  • Sufy

    WOOHOO! awesome. Those alien b*****d shooting of my ride. Can't wait for it.

  • Skip

    Awesome but i might wait on it for a bit i got the DOOM res for my touch and there are too few levels and the fact that its a rail game is kind of a let down. The classic one in the app store right now is a steel at 350 yen :D (3-4 $)

  • Skip

    Awesome but i might wait on it for a bit i got the DOOM res for my touch and there are too few levels and the fact that its a rail game is kind of a let down. The classic one in the app store right now is a steel at 350 yen :D (3-4 $)

  • Aethereus

    Controls like terminator or space trader moon madness please!!!!

  • Aethereus

    Controls like terminator or space trader moon madness please!!!!

  • spiffyone

    This is one game where the "I want BOTH nostalgia AND something NEW" don't really apply. With the other ports of older games, there were two camps: those who wanted just the older games ported over, and those who wanted nothing but new, made-for-iTouch/Phone games. I personally can't see why we can't have BOTH, and commended Carmack and id for giving us BOTH DOOM Resurrection AND the soon to be released DOOM Classic.

    But I won't even bother asking for a new Duke Nukem game alongside the port of this classic for obvious reasons. ;)

  • spiffyone

    This is one game where the "I want BOTH nostalgia AND something NEW" don't really apply. With the other ports of older games, there were two camps: those who wanted just the older games ported over, and those who wanted nothing but new, made-for-iTouch/Phone games. I personally can't see why we can't have BOTH, and commended Carmack and id for giving us BOTH DOOM Resurrection AND the soon to be released DOOM Classic.

    But I won't even bother asking for a new Duke Nukem game alongside the port of this classic for obvious reasons. ;)

  • Nico

    Unfortunately, this won't make it into the German App Store because the game is banned here :(

  • Nico

    Unfortunately, this won't make it into the German App Store because the game is banned here :(

  • Greg

    I can't wait. :)

  • Greg

    I can't wait. :)

  • Vende

    hail to the king, baby

  • Vende

    hail to the king, baby

  • Duke

    Must...have...multiplayer.
    "Hmm, don't have time to play with myself."

    Duke

  • Duke

    Must...have...multiplayer.
    "Hmm, don't have time to play with myself."

    Duke

  • Grab

    Machineworks!!!??? meh

  • Grab

    Machineworks!!!??? meh

  • Aethereal

    No analog for aiming. Touch aminig please!!! Moon madness or Terminator Salvation or Metroid Prime ;) control please

  • Aethereal

    No analog for aiming. Touch aminig please!!! Moon madness or Terminator Salvation or Metroid Prime ;) control please