Posting on their official site 3D Realms have announced that the Duke's first 3D adventure is finally ready for the XBLA masses.
The developer says there's "plenty of really cool stuff" in this millenniums iteration of Duke Nukem 3D, plus some delicious achievements - finally, recognition for stripper tipping.
"We're very pleased to announce that "Duke Nukem 3D for Xbox LIVE Arcade" will be coming to your Xbox 360 console soon," .
They add: "we can confirm that the game has indeed passed final certification with Microsoft on Friday the 15th of August (on our first try, no less)."
"That means the game is done - it is now in the hands of Microsoft. At this time we cannot give you details on release date or points cost, as we do not have that information. There's plenty of really cool stuff in this new update to a classic title."
The complete list of achievements for the Dukester are:
- Piece of Cake - 25 Points
Complete "L.A. Meltdown" on any difficulty or in co-op.
- Let's Rock - 25 Points
Complete "Lunar Apocalypse" on any difficulty or in co-op.
- Come Get Some - 25 Points
Complete "Shrapnel City" on any difficulty or in co-op.
- Game Over - 25 Points
Complete "The Birth" on any difficulty or in co-op.
- Duke's Mighty Foot - 10 Points
Step on 40 enemies after using the Shrinker on them.
- Looks Like Cleanup on Aisle 4 - 10 Points
Step in a pile of excrement.
- Shake It Baby - 10 Points
Tip an exotic dancer.
- Oomph, Uugh, Where is it? - 10 Points
Find 70 secret areas.
- Alien Maggots are Gonna Pay - 10 Points
Finish the "Hollywood Holocaust" level in under 3 minutes.
- Gonna Rip Em' a New One - 10 Points
Get 100 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
- See You in Hell - 15 Points
Get 250 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
- Hail to the King, Baby - 25 Points
Earn respect and get 500 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
XBLA Duke Nukem 3D "done - it is now in the hands of Microsoft"
19 August 2008 | By Simon Priest