Duke Nukem 3D XBLA Finished, Coming 'Soon'; Rewards Stripper Tipping, Stepping in Poop

By Chris Faylor, Aug 18, 2008 12:30pm PDT Update: 3D Realms' George Broussard has confirmed to Shacknews that the Xbox Live Arcade edition of Duke Nukem 3D is indeed complete, has passed certification and is due out "soon."

"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."


The original PC edition of Duke Nukem 3D

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

  1. Piece of Cake - 25 Points
    Complete "L.A. Meltdown" on any difficulty or in co-op.
  2. Let's Rock - 25 Points
    Complete "Lunar Apocalypse" on any difficulty or in co-op.
  3. Come Get Some - 25 Points
    Complete "Shrapnel City" on any difficulty or in co-op.
  4. Game Over - 25 Points
    Complete "The Birth" on any difficulty or in co-op.
  5. Duke's Mighty Foot - 10 Points
    Step on 40 enemies after using the Shrinker on them.
  6. Looks Like Cleanup on Aisle 4 - 10 Points
    Step in a pile of excrement.
  7. Shake It Baby - 10 Points
    Tip an exotic dancer.
  8. Oomph, Uugh, Where is it? - 10 Points
    Find 70 secret areas.
  9. Alien Maggots are Gonna Pay - 10 Points
    Finish the "Hollywood Holocaust" level in under 3 minutes.
  10. Gonna Rip Em' a New One - 10 Points
    Get 100 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
  11. See You in Hell - 15 Points
    Get 250 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
  12. Hail to the King, Baby - 25 Points
    Earn respect and get 500 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).

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