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Duke Nukem is celebrating his birthday in style. His original title was released on July 1, 1991. Today, Interceptor Entertainment (the studio handling the Rise of the Triad reboot) announced the Duke Nukem Platformer Pack.
This bundle includes three 3D Realms classics: Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem II, and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project. Unlike more recent iterations, these are side scrollers and not first-person shooters.
You can get the bundle on Steam now for $9.99. The titles can also be purchased separately at $2.99 for Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, and $5.99 for Manhattan Project.
Also, Duke's legendary voice actor, Jon St. John, will be honored by the Oceanside International Film Festival in Oceanside, California. St. John will accept his lifetime achievement award in person on August 25, 2013. For more information on the Oceanside Film Festival, visit the official site.
Our TakeBefore Duke Nukem became a first-person raunch machine, he was a side-scrolling shareware star. These titles were great when they were first released, and if you've got an itch for nostalgia, the price is certainly right.
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I had actually forgotten that Duke Nukem started out as a side-scroller. Now that I think about it, I remember my dad really liking these games. $9.99 doesn't sound too bad for these three games either. Very tempting.
i'm an equal opportunity ass-kicker!!
Should definitely check these out.
I remember playing this way back. If I remember correctly, the whole reason that Duke Nukem, the most macho of macho men, took on Dr. Proton was because the satellite dish he was using to control an army of robots was scrambling Duke's TV and keeping him from watching his daytime soap operas.
I already have DN II for iOS and 100% Manhattan Project a while back on the 360. Duke speaks to my core as I fondly remember going to this little shop called Surfers Paradise (long sense out of business) where they had several computers networked together just to play Duke Nukem 3D. Next came Golden Eye, then the original Halo. I went back later, as a kid and played the original sides rollers, and thought they were pretty cool, but will always remember Duke for popping my FPS cherry. Hail to the King, baby. (I wonder who would win between Ash and Duke)
Ah, the nostalgia from a time where Duke didn't suck...
i'll pass these games are way to old to be released in 2013
I will be chilling with the Duke himself next week...its been too long.
It's about time! I'd skip #1 (unimportant) and Manhattan Project (crap). Jump to #2. That's how the Duke Nukem trilogy really started (Duke 2, Duke 3D, Duke 4ever).
Duke Nukem 64 has got to be one of the greatest games ever made.
Man I remember playing these games at my buddy's house, as I didn't have an Apple. I like the chance to go back and kick some Rigelatin butt again!
Its sad no one knew he came from a side scroller. This was the orginal duke. then 3d came out.