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Tuesday, July 17, 2001

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MWNY: MacSoft Announces Duke Nukem Forever, Others
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In a huge press release and new section to their web site, MacSoft has announced they will be publishing a number of new titles to the Mac, including the long-awaited sequel Duke Nukem Forever. This is not entirely surprising, given their newly founded relationship with Take 2, but still should be a great boost to Mac gamers who loved Duke Nukem 3D. The game has been in development at 3D Realms for a number of years and promises to be one of the most fun and interactive titles on the market.

Alongside Duke Nukem Forever, MacSoft will also be expanding their 'value' selection of titles with other sequels like Beachhead 2002 and second edition versions of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Here's the full press release with more:

Macsoft, an Infogrames, Inc,  (Nasdaq: IFGM) label, will storm the Macworld Expo in New York, with its strongest lineup to date.

“We’re excited to bring these diverse games to the Mac community,” said Cindy Swanson, MacSoft Marketing Manager. “From first person action to game show classics MacSoft is focusing its efforts on delivering the highest quality entertainment products for the marketplace.”

Leading the lineup is the much-anticipated sequel to Duke Nukem™ 3D, Duke Nukem Forever. Developed by 3D Realms, and published by Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO),  Duke Nukem Forever features the latest technological advancements in the industry. Using the enhanced version of Epic Games’ Unreal™ engine, Duke Nukem Forever is part four in a series of games featuring Duke Nukem as the hero. Its predecessor, Duke Nukem 3D, became one of the top selling games of all time. Duke Nukem Forever features a former nemesis, Dr. Proton, who’s mission is to dominate the world. It’s up to Duke Nukem to foil Dr. Proton’s master plan with an arsenal of weapons and quick-wit.   

Other high-profile titles previously announced are Max Payne™, Stronghold™, Myth III™ all from Take-Two Interactive and Sid Meier’s Civilization III and Master of Orion III from Infogrames, Inc. “These blockbuster titles will ensure MacSoft continues to be influential in the Macintosh entertainment category,” adds Cindy Swanson.                    

Rounding out the lineup are: Beach Head™ 2002 by Digital Fusion and perennial favorites Wheel of Fortune® Second Edition and Jeopardy!® Second Edition, published by Infogrames Interactive.

In Wheel of Fortune Second Edition Vanna White returns with more than 2,500 new puzzles to test player’s skills. The latest installment of Jeopardy! Second Edition includes more than 4,000 new answers and behind-the scenes interviews and sample exams like those used to screen contestants for the show.

Beach Head 2002 picks up where its predecessor left off, putting players in the position of a lone solider charged with defending a vital inland command post against an imminent airborne assault. During MacWorld, running today through July 20, MacSoft will be showcasing their newly released title Tropico™ and soon to be released Vampire®: The Masquerade Redemption™ and Fly! II™ products. Also featured will be its arcade lineup of Pong™, Centipede™, Q*bert™and Breakout™.

Duke Nukem Forever and these value titles add to an already amazingly diverse lineup of games headed to the Mac in the next year. Check out the cool new MacSoft Macworld Expo web site for more information on their many upcoming games.

MacSoft Macworld Expo Web Site
Duke Nukem Forever Press Release
Duke Nukem Forever
Buy Duke Nukem Forever

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