Duke Nukem 3D developer 3D Realms may be reclaiming the rights to its lost IP, according to some court documents.
UPDATE 11.25pm: Interceptor Entertainment CEO Frederik Schreiber is now suggesting that the company never officially announced a Duke Nukem project. Semantics can be argued, but it did refer to Duke in its previous AllOutOfGum site and, more importantly, release encrypted text that was deciphered to reveal Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.
The legal battle over the Duke Nukem franchise took another twist this week when 3D Realms insisted it still owned the Duke Nukem trademark.
UPDATE 2 - 15:14 - 03/03/2014: Mike Nielsen, the new owner of 3D Realms, has told Eurogamer that he remains determined for the embattled company to continue despite the ongoing lawsuit with Gearbox Software over the rights to make Duke Nukem games.
Duke Nukem IP-holder Gearbox is suing the series' original developers - 3D Realms, Interceptor Entertainment, and Apogee Software - for developing the recently announced PC and PS4 title Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.
Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded developer Interceptor Entertainment has teased an upcoming action RPG entry in the series, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.