December 6, 2012
July 02, 2013
February 05, 2014
|Delisting:||December 31, 2015
|Available On:||Retail (original PC/DOS version)|
|Links:||3D Realms page
Arstechnica delisting announcement
GOG.com delisting announcement
Duke Nukem was delisted on Steam and GOG.com on December 31st, 2015. On GOG.com it was included in a bundle with Duke Nukem 1 and 2. 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.
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 Game
“The third chapter in the series, and the first with a 3D perspective (the original Duke Nukem and the sequel, Duke Nukem II, are side scrolling platform games). This game, set sometime in the early 21st century, begins in a ravaged LA, which was overtaken by aliens while you were abducted during Duke Nukem II. Duke, upon returning to Earth, finds himself with another mess to clean up, and another alien race that needs exterminating.
Duke is a can-do hero who realizes that sometimes innocent people have to die in order to save Earth, so accuracy of gunfire is not a real concern to him.“
- Hail to the King: Be the guy in the boots for the first time ever in 3D.
- Shoot ’em ‘n’ Boot ’em: Blast through a dozen types of enemies with more than 10 weapons, including pistols, shotguns and rocket launchers, and unique creations like the Freezethrower and Shrinker!
- Episodic Awesome: Kick ass and don’t chew gum across 4 episodes, which includes 40 levels of action-packed first-person shooting.
- Friendly Fire: Frag up to 8 friends in series-first multiplayer.
- Building Brilliance: Bare witness to the brilliance of the Build engine, as it brings the King’s adventures to the third dimension for the first time!
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
“Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition is the DRM-Free version of this legendary shooter. It includes the fourth bonus episode, a new weapon, and enemies. On top of that, we give you over a 100 free Duke Nukem 3D ringtones, as an extra bonus!
Always bet on Duke in his very own Mod Spotlight. Download Fan-Made Mods! If the base game isn’t enough for you, check out some of the great mods that other gamers have made!“
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
“The explosive collection includes the seminal first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D and three wildly themed expansion packs – Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach, Duke: Nuclear Winter, and Duke It Out in D.C. – each with polished OpenGL visuals, SteamPlay support for PC and Mac, Steam achievements, and Steam Cloud support.
Devolver Digital will continue to update Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition with new features including Steamworks-enabled online multiplayer, Linux support, and additional expansion packs in the future.“
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