CDs of Duke Nukem Forever assets from 1998 have apparently been leaked.


Duke Nukem Forever is popular in the gaming community for decades in development. It was initially announced in 1997 after the success of Duke Nukem 3D. An entry as old as an old cheese, due to its prominent constructions during various stages of development that have been lost over time.

However, a prominent 4chan leaker, X0R, has gained recognition in the retro gaming community for leaking many builds of the title. He’s been tracking down lost nostalgia game buildings for the past year, and it looks like the trend will continue into 2023. Another big leak has arrived to haunt Duke Nukem forever.

Laker has recently exposed and Duke shared Nukem Forever East CD. Dated 1998-1999 at that time. Leaks include faulty assets and models that can be evaluated with appropriate programs.

Major Rundown

  • From 1998-1999 the Duke Nukem Forever East CD has surfaced online, and includes interesting assets, models, animations, and background tilesets.
  • A YouTube video unveils some of the featured assets and models, but it’s best to take a deeper look to see the differences between the prototype and the released version.
  • Players can access the asset CD for free, and the editor can be accessed to preview the models using the converter tool provided by Laker.

The 1998-1999 Duke Nukem Forever East CD included a mix of assets and models. Asset’s CD shows the developers tinkering and experimenting since the project was announced a year ago.

Released by a YouTuber named Toy Factory. 2 minute video which separates some of the assets in the asset CD. The age-restricted video can only be seen on YouTube, and features the main character’s various asset designs.

Models of Duke Nukem and other characters doing several animations are also shared in the video. You can work the editor to tinker with the models by using the converter tool included by X0R. Moreover, we can also see tilesets for some background and images related to the in-game structures.

The assets unveil the early retro designs of the characters and overall visuals we could have gotten if the developers hadn’t delayed the game so many times. Back in 1998, Duke Nukem Forever resembled his earlier popular entries, which might have been more appropriate and good for fans of their time.

Duke Nukem Forever has seen many leaks over the past few months. It all started when X0R leaked an unreleased Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build in May of last year. Since then, the community has seen an increase in enthusiasts, and Laker also unveiled an unreleased Duke Nukem Forever 1996 build that can be downloaded for free for everyone.

Additionally, the franchise as a whole has seen interesting leaks as well. For example, the popular canceled Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded Blood was also leaked to the community a few weeks ago.

Development of the Duke Nukem Forever continued until 2011 due to several obstacles such as engine changes, poor planning, understaffing, and the like.

The game remained in development and was delayed several times, which played a major role in shutting down the community when it was finally released. Upon release, the title received lukewarm reviews due to its bland gameplay, poor and outdated level design, critical humor, and many other reasons that dragged down its score.

Regardless, many of its recently leaked builds have become almost trophies sought after by the gaming community to scrutinize and scrutinize to understand the details of the game.

What are your thoughts on Duke Nukem Forever after seeing another notable leak that sheds more light on its longevity of 14 years of development? Do you think we’ll continue to see more construction and asset leaks in the Duke Nukem franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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