GoD Nabs Duke Nukem!A press release from game publishers Gathering of Developers was released today stating that they have acquired the rights to publish all Duke Nukem titles including the upcoming, Duke Nukem Forever. Heres the full press release. Thanks Blues!
Dallas, TX, December 05, 2000 -- Developer-driven computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers (g.o.d.) announced today that the company has acquired the PC publishing rights for the highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever game, as part of a broad reaching deal made by Gatherings parent company Take Two Interactive and former Duke Nukem publisher Infogrames. Duke Nukem Forever is being developed by 3D Realms and will be released by Gathering of Developers in the second half of 2001.
In addition to Duke Nukem Forever, Take Two has acquired the complete catalog of already-released Duke Nukem products for multiple platforms including PC, Playstation, Nintendo 64, and Nintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color as well as certain rights to future products.
Taking place in and around Las Vegas, Duke Nukem Forever is the latest game in the incredibly popular Duke Nukem series and will feature Dukes infamous off-the-wall wisecracks. Using Epic Games Unreal engine, Duke Nukem Forever strongly pushes the limits of gaming and gameplay for the first-person action genre, establishing new standards in interactivity, variety and pure fun. In keeping with the cinematic aspirations of 3D Realms, the game will be one of the first to support wide screen format and Dolby Digital surround sound.