3D Realms Shows Gameplay From Its Duke Nukem-Like Action RPG

Bombshell, an upcoming ARPG from the makers of Duke Nukem and 2013's Rise of the Triad reboot, was revealed last year in May with an extremely vague teaser trailer, featuring a girl with a robot arm sitting around and aiming guns. The latest trailer, on the other hand, appears to have some actual in-game footage.

The game's official site went up along with the new trailer, and among other things, it has a blurb about the game's features. This is the part that caught my eye:

Robot-Armed and Dangerous

Shell, shock and shatter your way through vicious, bloodthirsty predators, an augmented alien species, and the remnants of an ancient race re-animated, with more than 10 weaponised arm modifications.

Isometric Ingenuity

Brilliantly brutal isometric shooting layered with classic role-playing mechanics, including experience points, upgrades, side quests, and non-linear levels. All with a twist of first-person shooter mechanics.

That, coupled with the footage up top, makes me somewhat cautiously optimistic. An ARPG with a girl Duke Nukem where you blast aliens. Could be a lot of fun if done well — and the site also mentions that they want to include modding tools, which is always a plus.

Bombshell should be out for "PC and consoles" in 2015. Here's some screenshots:

3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG
3D Realms Shows Gameplay from their Duke Nukem-like Action RPG

Comments

    What garbage. Should have been a Duke Nukem game.

      Mods will likely swap her model out for the Duke ;)

      I will never, ever understand how anyone over the age of 14 could want another Duke Nukem game.

    lol the 7th picture looks like a WOW dungeon with the big worm...

      Yeah, whole situation looks a lot like the Magmaw encounter.

      Last edited 04/03/15 2:45 pm

    That pistol looks RAD
    but still not interested

    I thought 3D Realms went kaput once DNF was officially canned (before it was later picked up by Gearbox). Wasn't aware the name was still alive and kicking.

      I would be more inclined to say 'clinically dead' rather than 'alive and kicking'. Whether Bombshell actually manages to sell copies among the AAA release nightmare that is Q3/4 2015 will pretty much decide on whether they remain in business much longer, they can only make so much money off of Duke3D ports.

    I'm not sure how you combine isometric shooting with first person shooter mechanics.

    It also looks nothing like the Duke Nukem I remember...

      Also, that gun is just a bigger version of the ones used by Danny Trejo's character in Dead in Tombstone...

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GPR1C6dQ2dc/Um2OLTO5TiI/AAAAAAAAAew/9s6HDYmlE8g/s1600/jmxNzyZ3.png

    I'm not exactly sure what they mean by a twist of FPS mechanics but this game looks like it plays similar to Greed: Black Border. Despite being an average ARPG, the sci-fi theme was refreshing and it had the most amazing soundtrack.

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