Duke to get the (re)boot?

Rumors are popping up that Duke Nukem of Duke Nukem Forever fame (or whatever you can call the reception to that game) will be getting a bit of a makeover following his last adventure.

Official Xbox Magazine (via) has suggested that the fair-haired hero will be rebooted under the name Duke Begins, a project that Gearbox has been working on since before they took over on DNF. We sort of wish he was just getting the boot part of that last sentence, though.

If true, what could it mean for our hero? Will he be welcomed back with open arms or has 14 years of hype killed off the character? Let’s just hope any possible sequel isn’t called The Duke Knight.