Hail to the king, baby! – Everybody’s favourite shade-wearing, shotgun-toting hero, Duke Nukem, is back in town. A listing over on the Xbox Marketplace website has revealed that a port of Duke Nukem Manhattan Project is making its way to XBLA.

For those of you who need your memory jogging, Manhattan Project is a 2D side-scrolling action platformer originally released for the PC way back in 2002. I could try to explain the plot but the official listing does a far better job than I ever could:

Duke Nukem is back in Duke Nukem Manhattan Projectâ„¢! New York City is being overrun by a mutant menace and it’s time to de-worm the Big Apple. This explosive 3-D action game features the politically incorrect action hero defending the city that never sleeps, and its babes, from the evil Mech Morphix across 24 levels from Chinatown to Space. A super-sized collection of weapons, enemies and bosses await. As Duke would say, “Babes, bullets, bombs. Man, I love this job!”

Unfortunately, there are no details on pricing or a release date yet, but as soon as we hear something you’ll be the first to know.

Personally, I’m finding it a little hard to get excited about Manhattan Project. Side-scrolling shooters have really come along way since 2002, I kinda think Duke will have a hard time topping the epic Shadow Complex.

Did you play Duke Nukem Manhattan Project back in 2002? Are you glad to have Mr. Nukem back on your screens?

Source: Xbox.com