The lights are on
Duke Nukem Forever has been in development for a little while. To give you a sense of just how much time has passed since it was first announced, Gran Turismo--a series known for its punctuality--saw releases 1-5 hit shelves in the intervening years. Skepticism turned to actual anticipation last September, when Gearbox unveiled Duke Nukem Forever in playable form at PAX. OK, so the game was really, really, real. A lingering question remained, however: When would we be able to finally take this thing home and play it?
As it turns out, we now know when that's happening.
"Somehow the guys at Game Informer magazine discovered Duke Nukem Forever's launch date before I did," joked Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software and executive producer of Duke Nukem Forever. "But I cannot imagine any better video game news source team than Game Informer to reveal the moment of truth for the most inconceivable, incorrigible and inspiring turn around story in the history of the video game industry – the coming of Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011."
“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” says Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “May 3, 2011 marks Duke’s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!”
May 3 is the North American release date. May 6 is worldwide. Check it out below.
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I'm pretty excited to see what Gearbox has in store for us with the Duke. 18 months ago, I'd have never believed Duke Nukem Forever wasn't going to go down as a DNF.
Wow much sooner than I expected.
Hail to the King, baby
dude this post is so epic it has music blasting from an unknown area on teh page!!!!!
AWESOME!!! Not saying I don't have confidence in the game, but I'll wait for the review to buy it.
wow this is a dream come true i caan't believe this is happening
I never thought I'd see the day. Even if it gets bad reviews and feedback I feel I have to get this.
I was expecting 2999, but this is fine. :)
I've been excited for this game since 1998. But a part of me is still hoping that the demo at Pax and now this release date are a both part of the hoax. That come May we'll hear about it being delayed again.
*headbangs to awesome music* Hell Yeah!