This April, 3D Realms will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of side-scrolling shooter Duke Nukem II by bringing the game to iOS.

Chunky VGA graphics and 256 colour pallette in tow.

That's right - there were Duke Nukem games before infamous first person shooter, Duke Nukem 3D, and infamous first person shiter, Duke Nukem Forever.

In the very early 90s, he had a pair of fondly remembered shareware platformers that set up Duke's alien ass-kicking and his self-centred personality.

(In DNII, he's attacked by aliens while pimping his autobiography, Why I'm So Great).

Duke Nukem II

Anyhoo, you'll be able to see for yourself when the game hits iOS next month. It's a faithful recreation, apparently, though with some new artwork and music, save states, and leaderboards.

The game's being developed by Interceptor Entertainment (the team behind the upcoming Rise of the Triad reboot), with help from 3D Realms CEO and co-founder, Scott Miller.

Miller said, "Before Duke Nukem 3D, before the sunglasses, before the one-liners, and before the strippers - many gamers never knew there was another incredible alien ass-kicking Duke game."

I knew, Miller. I played it. I had it on a floppy disk, man. The iOS port will cost £1.49 / $1.99, and it's out in April.

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