Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project rated for Xbox 360

ESRB gives North American release of 3D Realms side-scrolling action game spin-off an M rating for blood, gore, violence.

In March, the Korean Game Rating Board revealed an Xbox Live Arcade rerelease was in the works for the 2002 PC game Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project. Today, gamers received another sign of the game's imminent arrival on Microsoft's console, as the Entertainment Software Rating Board added an Xbox 360 version of Manhattan Project to its ratings database.

HD graphics should help retain the game's nuanced humor and subtle charms.

Originally developed by Sunstorm Interactive and published by Arush, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project received a positive critical reception upon its release. The game featured eight episodes, through which Duke goes about rescuing exotic dancers while grappling with mutated wildlife.

As is common with no-frills rereleases of older games, the ESRB did not provide a detailed ratings description for Manhattan Project. However, it did list 3D Realms as the game's publisher and issued it an M for Mature rating with content descriptors for "blood and gore" and "violence."

The evidence for an Xbox Live Arcade rerelease of Manhattan Project goes beyond the ratings board tip-offs. Last November, GamerBytes got wind of a Microsoft programmer's LinkedIn profile indicating the 3D side-scrolling shooter was headed for the Xbox 360's online platform. However, that mention has since been removed.

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26 comments
Col-Neil
Col-Neil

well lets see if this one will really take forever

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

This is kinda random. out of the 1000s of classic PC games to port to XBLA they pick one that wasn't even on that list or even the list next to it. Are they going to port Daikatana to XBLA next?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Why didn't they include any shots from Duke Nukem Zero Hour in the video? That game was awesome. I got Duke Nukem 3D on GOG recently and installed the HD pack. Game looks awesome dude. :D Friggin classic man. And plus with emulators I can play Zero Hour on my computer as well. I SERIOUSLY still hope they make new Duke Nukem games. And DNF was ACTUALLY on track til 3D Realms went under. Hope it still comes out because the newest footage from the game looked fantastic.

Archpimp
Archpimp

To bad that clip didn't shout the classic one liner from the arcade, "Don't have time to play with myself." Hilarious in context.

IWKYB
IWKYB

Dead horse. Stop beating it.

MatzeEdend
MatzeEdend

Duke Nukem is a classic if there ever was one... but Manhattan Project was kinda disappointing. It was OK I guess, but it just didn't have the Duke feel to it.

Taffelost
Taffelost

Funny because I didn't remember Duke Nukem to be that advanced. Usually it's the other way around, meaning when I see golden oldies I get dissapointed.

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

I'd be willing to buy it just for the one liners :) Need to go play DN:3D now, gotta love XBLA right?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

That video just reminds me how awesome DN:3D is.

wolfyrabbit
wolfyrabbit

no nudity?? weird, i remember the old duke nukem and naked pixel girls in them.

Auction_Sniper
Auction_Sniper

You can pretty much get "HD' graphics in the PC version by altering the resolution to 1920x1080.... which is probably all they're gonna do to the Xbox port.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Bring this and Duke 3D to the PSN RIGHT NOW!!!

ekultus
ekultus

@Spike_Cloud It's the best part of the movie too :D

gzader
gzader

Born to be wild or bound to be a while....

muppen
muppen

Looks pretty cool.

da_chub
da_chub

just give up on Duke Nukem....most people who even know who it is dont play games any more, and there hasnt been one since like N64 days.

Spike_Cloud
Spike_Cloud

@ekultus/green_dominator: "They Live" was a kick ass movie

Farkeman
Farkeman

i want that new duke nukem game to be finished !

ekultus
ekultus

@green_dominator Man the original version was way better. Duke steals all his lines.

green_dominator
green_dominator

It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum......And I'm all outta gum....

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

I remember first getting this on PC. His punch lines are the greatest.

monson21502
monson21502

cool. another good arcade game on xboxlive