Controversial video game hero Duke Nukem is a playable character in upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game Choplifter HD.

Originally slated for an autumn launch, Choplifter HD will be released on XBLA this winter, publisher Konami announced today.

Choplifter HD will also launch "soon" on PlayStation Network and PC.

Developed by Hunted: The Demon's Forge creators inXile Entertainment, the game is an update of the eighties original and features side-scrolling helicopter rescues, with zombies.

At least one other well known guest character will also cameo, Eurogamer understands.

The first image of Duke Nukem in the game lies below.

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