Duke Nukem
Image: Apogee Entertainment

Duke Nukem fans had a surprising 2022, with a series of leaks revealing a closer look at a range of cancelled titles. This included the platformer Duke Nukem 4 Eva, 3D Realms' troubled FPS Duke Nukem Forever, and Action Forms' hunting game Endangered Species, to name just a few.

Now, though, it seems that Apogee is getting in on the action, sharing the discovery of a rewritable Nintendo DS development cartridge that is "exploding with Duke Nukem assets", including concept art and models. The publisher even posted a sneak peek at one of these art pieces already, which depicts Duke hanging off the side of a building while firing a weapon.

Terry Nagy, one of Apogee's co-founders, discovered the cartridge recently, and it seems that Apogee plans to reveal more about its contents over the coming weeks. This has led some fans to speculate about what else it might contain.

In case you didn't know, Apogee released one Duke Nukem game on the Nintendo DS, Duke Nukem: Critical Mass in 2011. This was a sidescroller that was initially planned as part of a trilogy, along with two other titles called Duke Nukem: Chain Reaction, and Duke Nukem: Proving Grounds that were cancelled. Hopefully, this development cartridge will shed more light about the making of these obscure entries and what the plans for this trilogy would have been. We'll update the article once we find out more, but for now, you can watch the ridiculous announcement trailer for these games below, which somehow manages to last for four minutes without showing a single bit of gameplay.

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[source twitter.com]