Update: Some "alien text" that was found when the site was briefly posted has been decoded and may have spoiled the surprise. We may be looking at the announcement of Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, a top-down action RPG:
"The king makes his next generation debut in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, a top-down action role-playing game for PC and PlayStation. Duke Nukem kicks ass across planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to save the President from an apocalyptic alien threat. All new enemies, a never-before-seen arsenal of devastating weaponry and series-first mechanics, including experience points and tech trees, will let Duke rip ‘em a new one in a way he never has before."
When gamers aren't busy playing Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition multiplayer, they're usually busy waiting at their computers waiting for more information on the next Duke Nukem game. Seriously, it's the only thing they've been doing since Duke Nukem Forever was announced some two thousand years ago. Luckily that day may be closer than previously thought. A countdown site from Interceptor Entertainment was briefly launched, and then pulled down, teasing something Duke in our future.
The countdown site showed an image of an open package of gum with most of the gum yet to be chewed. The countdown itself read just over 24 days and ten hours. We can only figure that as the countdown dropped, the gum would be chewed thus leading to a scenario where we are, "... all out of bubblegum." Yes, we all know the catchphrase, which means that the ass-kicking starts as the countdown ends.
Interceptor Entertainment, for those unaware, is the game developer responsible for updating the classic Duke Nukem titles for modern day computers. That includes the great Rise of the Triad update released last year, as well as the Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded fan project (now shutdown by Gearbox). What might they have in the works for Duke Nukem next? Well, it can't be worse than Forever, right?
Hopefully we'll have an update on what Interceptor Entertainment's doing with Duke Nukem soon. 25 days is a long time to wait and no one wants to see Duke when he's all out of bubblegum.