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 could seriously go for some bubblegum right about now.
Deja vu, No? I smell a blog topic...
Sweet, the world will finally get more Duke this May. It's been a looooong wait! Props to a developer finally righting this wrong, and props to gameinformer for getting developer praise as a game news source team!
Looking forward to playing this game. I think it would be great if DN Forever had unlockable gameplay demos of all the previous versions of the game.
Now when do i get my early access demo?
Time to kick a** and chew bubble gum; and I'm all outta bubble gum...
Let's hope they don't start pulling a Valve on us.
Hail to the King!
Betcha this is rated M.
Going to be playing Duke Nukem 3D on LIVE to celebrate this news :-D
May 3 marks the end of every DN:F joke for the rest of time. I'll miss you guys. ;_;
Pre-ordered! Well, will be haha
I would say I can't wait but I already waited "forever". This game should be great with gearbox doing it. I am pumped!
Oh man, epic theme music to go along with the article. Pretty awesome move GI.
And hell has officially frozen over.
Ha, Hell freezing over is a tag.