FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dallas, TX - December 4, 2000
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 Gathering's 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.
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.
we have been committed to publishing cutting-edge games, it's obvious
that Duke Nukem Forever belongs on the g.o.d. label," said Mike
Wilson, CEO of Gathering. "Between this game and Max Payne, 3D
Realms will be regarded as the undisputed king of both first-and
third-person shooters by the end of next year. To be part of that has
been a dream of Gathering's since our inception."
place in and around Las Vegas, Duke Nukem Forever is the latest game
in the incredibly popular Duke Nukem series and will feature Duke's
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.
Realms is also developing, in conjunction with Remedy Entertainment,
the highly anticipated Max Payne. A hard-core 3D-action shooter with a
gritty, unfolding storyline, Max Payne places gamers in the role as a
lone hero who goes up against a horde of stone-cold murdering
mobsters, drug-enhanced killers, bad cops, professional assassins,
corrupt politicians, and other diabolical masterminds lurking in New
York City's seedy underworld.
That's what I like about Mike and his god gig," said a smiling
Duke as he chomped on his cigar. "It's nice to be hooked up with
an organization with similar tastes. Hail to the new king, baby."
3D Realms 3D Realms Entertainment, a division of Apogee Software,
Ltd., founded in 1987 and headquartered in Garland, TX, develops and
manages the development of 3D software entertainment for the PC and
consoles, and is best known for the best-selling Duke Nukem series. To
learn more about 3D Realms and its games, visit 3drealms.com.
Gathering of Developers Founded in Dallas, TX in January 1998,
Gathering of Developers is a developer-driven computer and video game
publishing company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Take-Two
Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO). The company's mission is to
be the worldwide leader in the development and delivery of
commercially successful computer and video game software designed for
a range of platforms. The company's pioneering partners are industry
leaders and proven hit makers 3D Realms, Epic Games, PopTop Software,
Ritual Entertainment, Terminal Reality Inc and Edge of Reality. For
more information visit Gathering of Developers Web site at http://www.godgames.com.
press release originally appeared here
on the GOD games web site.