Duke Nukem's return was greeted with much fanfare, but the end result was almost unanimously disappointing. Tom didn't like it; neither did Dave much. That said, it's managed respectable sales, shifting well over half a million copies in the US. This mild success appears to have prompted 2K Games into action, announcing Apple aficionados will be booting up the Duke in August when its ported to the Mac.
Announced on their official Twitter feed, 2K Games reveal the Mac version of Duke Nukem Forever is due in August; just over a month and a half from now. The port is being handled by Aspyr Media, who've translated the likes of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Civilization V DLC to Apple's home computer.
"The moment Mac gamers have waited over 12 days for," begins 2K's press release. "Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today that Duke Nukem Forever® will officially make way to the Macintosh in August. Published in partnership with 2K Games, Duke Nukem will bring his signature brand of ass-kicking, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and babe-lovin' action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens".
"We are thrilled to play a part in bringing this gaming experience to the Mac," enthuses Aspyr president Michael Rogers. Duke Nukem Forever represents many of the best aspects of gaming: shooting aliens, saving ladies in distress, and great tag-lines. We think Mac gamers will love taking a bite of Duke's special pain cake".
It's great news, especially for fans of the Duke, as spreading the game across a wide variety of platforms can only increase the chances of a follow-up to the game that spent over thirteen years in development! I doubt Aspyr can iron out all the kinks in Forever within a month or so, but hopefully they can provide an adequate port on par with its PC counterpart. [Joystiq]