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Countersuit Reveals Duke Nukem Begins

Back to the big mess that is the development of Duke Nukem Forever.

In the countersuit we heard about yesterday, a new Duke game was alledged to be in the works.

See the following statement from a court document by Apogee (3D Realms) obtained by GamePolitics, “On October 22, 2007, Apogee, Take-Two, and 2K Games entered into an agreement in which Apogee granted 2K Games the exclusive right to develop and publish a new videogame based upon Apogee’s Duke Nukem franchise… The new game was given the working title of Duke Begins and is not the same game as the Duke Nukem Forever game.”

Apogee’s claim is that game was scheduled to be completed and launched by mid-2010, but that Take-Two and 2K games stopped the development in April 2009 without its approval or consent.

In another section of the court document, it says, “When Apogee confronted Take-Two and 2K Games about the… cancellation of the Duke Begins development work… Take-Two and 2K Games simply denied it… Take-Two and 2K Games are taking such actions with a goal of pressuring Apogee to sell the Duke Nukem franchise rights to Take-Two for less than their true value.”

We have no idea how true this is, but if it is, shame on Take-Two for actually thinking 3D Realms was capable of finishing an additional game.

Story from Edge.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Coming to PSP this Fall

So Rockstar has announced that GTA: Chinatown Wars will be coming to Sony’s handheld as well, both as a Go download and as a UMD at retail.

The game is very well-made and makes good use of the DS hardware. According to the press release, the PSP version will, “make full use of the PSP hardware.”

We will have to see what exactly that means.

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2K Games and Bethesda Softworks Announce BioShock & Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle

For 40 bucks, anyone who missed out can pick these games up on the Xbox 360.  PC gamers get the even better deal of $29.99.  Sadly, no mention of a PS3 version.


Hit the jump for a lengthy press release.

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Take-Two Targeting 5 Million Unit Sales for BioShock 2

Take-Two is not releasing a retail version of  their “1,000-pound gorilla,” Grand Theft Auto this year, and chairman Straus Zelnick knows that.  However, he has set a sales target of five million for the upcoming BioShock 2.

BioShock 2 is coming later this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and Zelnick feels that it can help drive profitability in the absence of a GTA title.

In an interview with VentureBeat, the T2 chairman said,“We have enough hits. We have an unmatched hit ratio…BioShock is a great example. It won 50 game of the year awards in 2007. We announced it sold around three million units. I’d like to see a title like that sell five million units. That would make the difference for us. If you have four or five titles that are significantly successful, that will meaningfully change our profitability.”

He added that they are investing heavily in the sequel and making it, “bigger and better.”

“We want to make it different enough that people will want to own it.  BioShock got a lot of attention…but it wasn’t a huge seller.  I’m hopeful that BioShock 2 will benefit from brand awareness, where people will play it even if they didn’t play the orginal.”

More info here: Edge-Online