"We officially passed final cert on our first try Friday, August 15th," said Broussard. When asked about a possible price point, he noted that it will be "about what you'd expect." While Broussard's comments are open to interpretation, most XBLA releases are priced between 800 ($10) and 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
In a separate posting on its official website, 3D Realms affirmed that the game's release "is now in the hands of Microsoft."
Original Story: The achievement list for 3D Realms' downloadable Xbox 360 port of Duke Nukem 3D has appeared on the internet via Achieve360Points.com, a sign that traditionally indicates the game has passed certification and is due for release soon.
Per the Xbox Live Arcade standard, the classic PC shooter sports a total of 200 achievement points. Included in the 12 achievements are rewards for tipping a stripper, stepping in excrement, beating the game's various missions in singleplayer or co-op, and hitting a specific number of kills in the ranked online Dukematch multiplayer mode.
The complete achievement list follows
- 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).