Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project rated in Korea

Microsoft submits 3D side-scrolling shooter to country's Game Rating Board, bolstering XBLA speculation.

Take-Two Interactive and Apogee Software remain in a legal tangle over the fate of Duke Nukem Forever, but the franchise appears to be charging ahead courtesy of Microsoft. As spotted by downloadable game-focused GamerBytes, Microsoft's Korean arm has submitted Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project for review by the Korean Game Rating Board.

The filing bolsters previous online speculation that Microsoft was prepping Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project for a rerelease through Xbox Live Arcade. In 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.

Duke Nukem Forever has certainly taken longer than the Manhattan Project.

Originally developed by Sunstorm Interactive and published by Arush, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project received a positive critical reception upon its release for the PC in 2002. The game featured eight episodes, through which Duke goes about rescuing exotic dancers while grappling with mutated wildlife.

Characteristic of the franchise's violent and chauvinistic proclivities, the game's Korean rating roughly translates to "youth can not use." Microsoft had not responded to requests for comment on the Korean Game Rating Board listing as of press time.

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65 comments
jomicbro
jomicbro

@ ecko1o 1. I lived there for 8 years 2. Not American 3. Not a GI 4. My Korean wife might take exception to the too stupid to date comment

TruSake
TruSake

lol, I'm pretty sure by the time DK Forever comes out, no one will buy it, too much hype will make things worse

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

Rockstar needs to get a hold of the Duke franchise. They have the sense of humor that could do this franchise justice imo.

fifolon
fifolon

Duke Nukem- "Your face your ass, what's the difference." Classic game!

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

if only nostaliga critic's version of duke nukem forever was gonna be the one to be released :)

Lach0121
Lach0121

SDBusDriver1979 The only people that are incapable of learning another language, are those that are incapable of learning any language. If you can learn one language, you can learn another. period. on a side note, duke nukem is great, though forever is really taking forever.

SikLord
SikLord

I loved the Duke Nukem on the PS2 the original omg it was awesome, killing some Pig Cops, and the Croc Men lol and also using the cheats woot woot hah

iatowla
iatowla

Those alien scum are gonna pay for shootin up my ride!

claytoma
claytoma

"You must be 18 or older to ride"

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

@chandu83 Paradise that I am barred from since I am incapable of learning another language but I would kill for seafood to be more readily available at restaurants.

ecko1o
ecko1o

@jomicbro I lived there for 4 years and it was the best place on earth. Not my fault you're a stupid GI no korean girl wanted to date. Korean standards aren't that low you know. If you want low standards go to Thailand.

dual_barrel
dual_barrel

Played and finished the game in its time. Pretty cool!

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

@Triangly Not exactly, hate mail just gets really irritating after a while. It's my usual inbox piece, don't really know why, but hey.

zzbigz
zzbigz

@bodylotion Don't forget Death Rally. Totally different genre but still Duke.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

i've gotten so confused with this franchise, i dont know what games were being made and who was making them and whats being made now and all the lawsuit crap....its hurting my brain! I can only hope that some game gets released

pwnzord
pwnzord

@bodylotion You forgot Land of the Babes and Zero Hour as well as any handheld iterations of Duke Nukem 3D that may have added or removed some levels here and there (but I can see why you didn't count them). And no there does not exist a Duke Nukem Tetris.

bodylotion
bodylotion

@acid_kenobi : Like there have been 10 duke nukem games. There are only a few games; Duke nukem, Duke Nukem 2, Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem Time To Kill and Manhatten Project (maybe there is something else i believe there was something like a duke nukem tetris or something). All of these games are pretty much different aside from duke nukem 1 and 2.

jomicbro
jomicbro

@ ecko1o After living there for eight years...I can definitely say that it isn't...

Triangly
Triangly

@Gamesmasterx You're really that worried about people disagreeing with you ?

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

@bojogear Phew, I was worried for a moment. Every comment I get a reply to is always "You suck because I don't like your opinion"

lifeoncrime
lifeoncrime

Everybody will wait Duke Nukem Forever... In 2110, Duke Nukem Forever has just finally released!! Uhm, is this good or bad NEWS????? forever, just... lol!?!?

Poopinhammer
Poopinhammer

@bigtruckseries i thought i was the only one that noticed that. I remember playing a Quake 1 mod where everytime i picked up a rocketlauncher it would say, "click click, Groovy"

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

i loved Duke Nukem 64/3D the multiplayer was awesome they were complete levers of the single player levels and not just cut outs like other FPS multi player arenas.

bojogear
bojogear

@Gamesmasterx Man, I forgot how much fun Time to Kill was. I gotta go find a PSOne now.

chandu83
chandu83

Korea - paradise on earth.

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

I'd just be content with an HD remake with smoother controls of Time to kill or something.

ecko1o
ecko1o

Korea is the greatest country in the world.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

How many Duke Nukem quotes are stolen from Evil Dead?

Alan1187
Alan1187

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True_Chaos_UK
True_Chaos_UK

Kicking ass and chewing gum, and im all out of gum

Acid_Kenobi
Acid_Kenobi

Duke nukem as a series has been rubbish for a long time,.. BUT there is every chance that they could make a great game under that banner!! They just need to do something NEW for duke nukem, not the same rubbish many of us grew up with, it just can't cut it!!

BaLLz_ON_FiRE
BaLLz_ON_FiRE

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pidow
pidow

No Video?????.

lonewulv
lonewulv

I think It would be amazing if Duke made a comeback. I find it interesting to see all the people who were fans as kids, grow up and turn their back on the franchise. I think for that fact, a comeback would be that much sweeter.

FrumpyShakes
FrumpyShakes

Here's the deal, do people honestly think the original Duke Nukem was that awesome to begin with? I remember my cousins playing it in 1995, it did impress me as a kid, but it didn't knock me on the floor especially since they had a sega saturn that had the same feel and look. I'm not saying its bad, but what exactly IS the Duke Nukem legacy that's worth saving? It definitely didn't bring anything new to the table, for that you can go to Doom.

ekultus
ekultus

The series is dead! It will not live up to the hype or your grand thoughts you have from all those years ago, you we're kids. Just let it go.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Any kind of Duke Nukem news seems to fall on deaf ears,simply because it remains MIA for a decade now. It goes from being released, to delayed, to cancelled. This looks interesting though, almost like Shadow Complex. I'll download the demo, and if it's any good it may warrant a purchase.

BaLLz_ON_FiRE
BaLLz_ON_FiRE

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im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I think enough people have bought Duke Nukem off of X-box live for the creators to know that they still have a following. Release the game already! There is no game like this....really theirs not! I miss the stupid aliens the secrets, the weird guns, the babes, the easter eggs, the wise cracks. Why don't they make them like this anymore?

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

they need to make one for the consoles already, end this legal nonsense

buft
buft

why wouldnt someone just confirm this now that ratings are being requested, im pretty sure that means its ready

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Wonder if this will spark interests on making Duke Nukem Forever, than again they could always tease the gaming universe.

nny138
nny138

V basically thats exactly what it is lol

GravityDs
GravityDs

never played duke nukem but based on some of the comments below he sounds like a mix between Ash from Evil Dead (with the hail to the king baby comment coming straight from the ED movies), and looks kinda like Dolph Lundgren.