From summer 2009, each of the new episodes in the trilogy will be released sequentially.
Early last week, Apogee Software and Deep Silver announced that they would be bringing a brand new game series titled Duke Nukem Trilogy to the DS in the early summer months of next year. The trilogy is comprised of three completely new episodes, Critical Mass, Chain Reaction, and Proving Grounds.
No other details have been provided, so it is currently not clear whether or not the games will feature the more recent 3D presentation of Duke or the classic side scrolling gameplay in the original Duke titles.
Deep Silver Signs Co-Publishing Agreement with Apogee Software
Duke Nukem Trilogy™ to be released under Deep Silver label
Hermosa Beach, Calif. -- Jul 15, 2008 -- Deep Silver and Apogee Software today announced an agreement to co-publish the Duke Nukem Trilogy™ episodes for the Nintendo DS™ and Sony PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems in North America and Europe. The Trilogy is comprised of three new episodes, released sequentially, beginning in the Summer of 2009: Critical Mass ™, Chain Reaction™, and Proving Grounds™. The Trilogy is being produced by Apogee under an exclusive license agreement with 3D Realms Entertainment and MachineWorks Northwest LLC, and will be released by Deep Silver, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media.
"We were seeking a strong global publishing partner to herald the eagerly-anticipated return of Duke Nukem," said Terry Nagy, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Apogee. "We have indeed found that partner in Deep Silver."
"Since we launched the Deep Silver label, we've aggressively pursued the best properties to bring to market," said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. "Apogee has produced some of the greatest franchises in the history of gaming, none of them more popular than Duke Nukem."
Deep Silver is exhibiting at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit on July 14 - 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the Showcase Pavilion, Booth #401.