3D Realms Reveal Trailer For New Action RPG Bombshell


3D Realms, developers of the hugely success Duke Nukem 3D PC title and the universally chastised 2011 follow up, Duke Nukem Forever, have revealed a trailer for their upcoming action RPG Bombshell, which is scheduled for release in early 2015 and will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Powered by the Unreal engine, Bombshell puts players in control of Shelly Harrison, an expert in bomb disposal tactics who is tasked with saving the President after a catastrophic explosion known as the “Washington Incident.” The protagonist is portrayed as a punk-esque maverick with a mechanical right arm, and the game is described as “a top-down sci-fi affair,” presumably with RPG elements.

3D Realms are well-known for their take on action games with über-masculine influences that often border on misogyny, so it’s interesting to see them tackle a female protagonist. With many in the gaming community seeing Duke Nukem Forever‘s casual sexism as outdated, is this the Texas-based developer’s way of showing their more diverse side? More importantly, will Bombshell be enough to redeem them in the public eye? Take a look at the trailer below and decide for yourself.

Source: Eurogamer