|Digital Release:||3D Realms
October 23, 2014
February 25, 2015
|Delistings:||December 31, 2015
|Links:||3D Realms page
3D Realms page for the Steam Edition
Steam Community post
SteamDB page (appears to have been updated to Bio Menace)
The 3D Realms Anthology was removed from sale on Steam and direct from 3D Realms on December 31st, 2015. The majority of the included titles were later made available to download.
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.
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.
About the Collection
“The 3D Realms Anthology is a download-only 32-game collection – that’s the entire 3D Realms library (excluding Max Payne and Prey) brought together by a brand-new, custom-made Anthology launcher built to run on Windows.
Anthology also includes a completely original re-rockestarted soundtrack, with 9 remade tracks from a range of classic 3D Realms titles such as Duke Nukem II, Wacky Wheels, Bio Menace, Major Stryker and Shadow Warrior. Every game in the collection is DRM-free and has partial controller support. This product is only available via download.“
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Thanks to SHROOMY for submitting this information to the site.