duke-manhattanDigital Release:Xbox 360
June 23, 2010 (AU, EU, US)

Steam
July 2, 2013

Desura
October 10, 2013
Delistings:December 31, 2015 - Steam, GOG.com
Developer:3D Realms
Publisher:Apogee Software
Available On:Xbox 360 (AU, EU, US)
iOS
Links:3D Realms page
Arstechnica delisting announcement
GOG.com delisting announcement
SteamDB page

Delisting

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project was delisted on Steam and GOG.com on December 31st, 2015. The game on Desura was rendered delisted no later than October 25th, 2016 when OneClick purchased the site and took it offline.

The Nuking of Duke Nukem

After years of stagnant development on Duke Nukem Forever, the game’s long-standing publisher, Take-Two Interactive, filed a breach of contract against 3D Realms/Apogee Software for failing to deliver on the product. Throughout the proceedings 3D Realms retained some rights to Duke Nukem but by August of 2015 the IP had changed ownership to Gearbox Software.

This resulted in 3D Realms removing their individual Duke Nukem titles from Steam and GOG.com. The 3D Realms Anthology — a collection of 32 titles united under a custom launcher — was also delisted but nearly all the titles were later made available individually.

Ultimately, the following titles were delisted from Steam and GOG.com on December 31st, 2015:

  • Duke Nukem
  • Duke Nukem II
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (GOG)
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • 3D Realms Anthology (from 3D Realms, Steam)
  • Balls of Steel

On February 15th, 2016, before the release of Gearbox’s Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour in October, Devolver Digital delisted Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition from Steam and PlayStation Network. The versions that were released on Desura were rendered delisted no later than October 25th, 2016 when OneClick purchased the site and took it offline.

What Remains

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour has replaced all previous versions of Duke Nukem 3D that were sold digitally with the exception of the Xbox 360 version. Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project also remains available on Xbox 360 and is the only Duke Nukem title still available on iOS. The Megaton Edition of Duke Nukem 3D is available on PlayStation from the Hong Kong, Indian, and Korean PlayStation Store.

Numerous versions of Duke Nukem 3D are available on physical media including PC, Linux, Mac, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, PlayStation and more.

 

About the Game

Originally released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Duke Nukem in 2002, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project blends together the best elements of Duke Nukem 3D and the best 2D sidescrolling of the first two games in the series, Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II. Enjoy Duke Nukem in sunshade-wearing, quick-quipping style with a title that represents the best of Duke in a way that no other game could.

Features 

A Good Day to Duke: Rip ‘em a new one with 9 brand new weapons, including the GLOPP Ray, Pipe Bomb, Pulse Cannon and the almighty “click-to-kill-everything” X-3000.

New York, New York: 8 huge chapters across various regions of New York.City: Rooftop Rebellion, Chinatown Chiller, Metro Madness, Unholy Underworld, Fearsome Factory, Tanker Trouble and Deviant Drilling. And the last level is, let’s say, a little out of town.

Evil Has a Snout: Blast, jump and smart-ass through more than 25 enemies, including Pig Cops, Gator Grunts, and Roachoids.

Duke the Director: A dynamic, zoomable camera allows the audience to catch Duke’s best side. Both of them, of course.

What Are You Waitin’ For?: A potent blend of old school gameplay and smooth 3D visuals, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project brings together the best of both Dukes for the ultimate Duke Nukem experience.

Controller Support: Partial Xbox 360 Controller support.

 

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Thanks to SHROOMY for submitting this information to the site.