Duke Begins was a project proposed by Gearbox Software. It was meant to be the origin story for Duke Nukem, as the name implies. Little is known about this game, since it was canceled prematurely.

Why it was Canceled

  1. Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines were in development.
  2. There was legal trouble with Gearbox Software, the developer, and Take 2 Interactive, slated to be the publisher.

The Result

There has yet to be a Duke Nukem origin story.