Aspyr Media, the company that ports Windows-only games to the Mac, has confirmed plans to roll out Duke Nukem Forever for Mac OS X this August. The game will be published for the Mac in partnership with 2K Games, and it will be available through Steam, Valve’s popular gaming platform and storefront.
Duke Nukem Forever has been in development for over a decade, and is arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year.
The two companies responsible with developing and publishing DNF respectively, Gearbox Software and 2K Games, announced in May that the game had gone gold and was slated to become available at retailers on June 10, 2011 internationally and on June 14, 2011 in North America.
According to the official press release, “The road to gold was paved over the course of 15 years and its legendary path climaxes on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation computer entertainment system and Windows PC.”
Add Mac OS X to that with Aspyr Media confirming
today that all Mac users need this August is a Steam account, a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac with 2GB RAM and ATI Radeon 2600 or Nvidia GeForce 8600 graphics or better.
Michael Rogers, President of Aspyr commented: “We are thrilled to play a part in bringing this gaming experience to the Mac.”
“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,” added Rogers.
Fans of the game can pre-order their own copy as soon as today for $45. Pre-ordering saves 10% off the original retail price.
Available on Steam this August, Duke will support Steamworks features as well as Steam Play, Aspyr confirmed.Softpedia
recently reviewed the new Duke. You can read the review here
(complete with gameplay videos and tantalizing screenshots)