No, this isn’t some overdue April Fool’s joke and we’re certainly not pulling your leg.
Duke Nukem 3D released way back in 1996 for MS-DOS and has been ported to practically every piece of gaming hardware to date, from the Nintendo 64 to iOS and Android. The iconic first-person shooter was developed by 3D Realms and received positive reviews across all platforms, with more than three million copies sold.
The Duke made his way onto the Sega Mege Drive—also known as the Sega Genesis in North America— in 1998, but as a Brazil-only launch. Almost 20 years later, Duke Nukem 3D is coming to Sega’s 16-bit console. Piko Interactive, the company responsible for bringing new games to retro consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy line of handhelds, are adding Duke Nukem 3D to their already-impressive portfolio.
Duke Nukem 3D for the Sega Mega Drive uses a simplified game engine, due to the inherent limitations of the 25-year-old home console, and will only feature the Lunar Escape episode from the original game, with redesigned levels that are better suited to the new game engine. The lacking inclusion of the three other episodes featured in the original is attributed to the limited ROM space available on the cartridge and the price hike that would ensue should it be increased.
Duke Nukem 3D comes with the game cartridge itself, along with a Sega Mega Drive case and a colour instruction manual, all for $54.99 and is available to buy from Piko’s online shop. Alternatively, the cartridge can be bought on its own for $39.99.
Source: Piko Interactive Press Release, Piko Retro Games Online Shop