Duke Nukem Trilogy is announced for DS and PSP

Swap brain training for big guns and rippling muscles in 2009

Duke Nukem Trilogy is announced for DS and PSP
| Duke Nukem: Critical Mass

A couple of months back a rumour emerged that Duke Nukem was in development for DS. The PC game Duke Nukem Forever has been in the works for longer than the human race has been walking on two legs and its sudden re-appearance on developer Apogee Software's website plus a surprise listing on a retail site for a DS version was good enough proof that something was rumbling from the old skool king of over-stated violence.

And today the game has been confirmed as coming to DS. And, in a dual gunned attack, it's also been confirmed for PSP.

Entitled Duke Nukem Trilogy, the game melds the already-released games with three new missions an be broken into three parts – Critical Mass, Chain Reaction and Proving Grounds (not to be mixed up with Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, kids – he's unlikely to be making an appearance).

"I can't think of a better character than Duke or a better franchise than the Trilogy to usher in a new era for Apogee," chief operating officer Terry Nagy said when talking about Apogee's decision to revive some of its back catalogue of 30+ games.

Apogee co-founder Scott Miller added: "It's funny how what's old is new again in this industry."

Hilarious indeed. Much like the Nukem himself, who, with his blend of Arnie muscles and guns the size of small garden sheds, can't be taken too seriously.

You never know, perhaps his return from retirement could be just what the DS and PSP doctors ordered. Duke Nukem Trilogy is due out on both handhelds in summer 2009.