The Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Mod Is Coming Very Soon

There's a reason you should always bet on Duke, especially when it comes to getting a first look at the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project mod.

Published: December 19, 2022 10:00 AM /


Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project header showing the 'First Slice' logo and Duke Nukem.

Do you always bet on Duke? You should, because the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project mod is releasing its 'First Slice' (basically the Las Vegas portion of the game) in a couple of days. It's coming on Wednesday, to be exact, which is a nice Christmas present for Duke Nukem fans that have been waiting for over two decades to play what amounts to their holy grail. Why is that? Well, basically, Duke Nukem Forever in its official released state is exactly the opposite of what fans wanted, but early builds of the game have commonly been talked about as an example of 'what could have been'. 

We'll finally get to see what could have been for ourselves in just two days, which is honestly pretty exciting. I mean, we've all seen the incredible E3 2001 trailer, and if you haven't, you really should. It's been a part of gaming folklore for over two decades now, and after all these years, we'll be able to play it for ourselves. Here's hoping it's everything we wanted it to be all those years ago.

Duke Nukem Forever screenshot shows lots of fire and a woman right in front of it.
Hopefully the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project is as lit as this screenshot.

The mod is being made by Mighty Foot Productions, a team which is apparently the "size of a small studio" and composed of members from all over the world, which is pretty cool. The Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project mod was only announced just over six months ago, but the team has undoubtedly been hard at work trying to make Duke the biggest badass that he can be for a lot longer than that. 

As for the release of the mod, it'll contain the first chapter of the game, 'High Stakes, Lady Killer'. The team has apparently been hard at work implementing "many major and small fixes" into this build, including a DirectX 9 renderer and a "proper hair fix". Hey, Duke can't be seen with a hair out of place, right?

Want to see what the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project is all about? Check it out below!

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