Duke Nukem Lawsuit Gives Rise To Action RPG Bombshell

By Ishaan . May 15, 2014 . 10:02am

 

3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have announced a top-down action RPG, titled Bombshell, slated for release on PC and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2015.

 

The game has you playing as Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a former bomb disposal expert who is now a freelance mercenary with a cybernetic arm, who travels across planets to rescue the president.

 

It will feature experience points, upgrades, side quests, and non-linear levels. Shelly herself will have access to over 10 weaponized arm modifications that you’ll be able to use. Additionally, Interceptor Entertainment say that modding tools will be made available for the game as well (presumably on PC).

 

Interceptor Entertainment acquired 3D Realms back in March. At the time, the developer was working on a Duke Nukem RPG, titled Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. Unfortunately, a lawsuit filed against 3D Realms by Gearbox Software over the ownership of the Duke Nukem I.P. has made the future of that title uncertain.

 

Interceptor say that the opportunity to create the Bombshell I.P. came from the lawsuit against 3D Realms.

 

“Lawsuits take time, and are often a long, drawn-out process,” they say on the game’s website. “Meanwhile, we wanted to be productive—our creative team couldn’t wait around for the issue to be resolved. Ultimately, we saw it as the opportunity to create our own intellectual property, and Bombshell was born.”

 


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