Thirteen years. Yes, thirteen years after Duke Nukem Forever looks like it’ll finally see the light of day. The Duke is set to return next year in Duke Nukem Forever thanks to 2K Games and Borderlands developer Gearbox Software.
Duke Nukem Forever, which last year was officially cancelled when developer 3D Realms collapses, featured as a playable demo at the Penny Arcade Expo. Pigs might be flying as Gearbox Software say development of Duke Nukem Forever is complete. Meanwhile, a press release from 2K Games about Duke Nukem Forever is certainly setting the right mood for The King’s return.
“Duke Nukem, the interactive entertainment industry’s most irreverent and quoted character of all time, will bring his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.”
They also point out that Duke Nukem Forever was first announced before Bill Clinton had started his second term as President of the United States.
President of 2K, Christopher Hartmann, says Duke Nukem Forever will be worth the wait.
“All great things take time… a lot of time, after a hiatus from the video game world; Duke Nukem is back and better than ever. The return of the King from the glory days of shooters will satisfy our patient, die-hard fans, as well as a new generation of bubble gum-chewing, flat top and shades-wearing bad-asses. Make no mistake about it – Duke Nukem Forever is a testament to the era of when shooters were bodacious and fun.”
President of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford said Duke Nukem Forever will definitely be released.
“Hail to the king, baby! It’s unbelievable, it kicks ass and it’s totally going to happen!”
“Gearbox has enabled die-hard key Duke Nukem franchise builders and skilled veteran game makers to stand together and deliver. All gamers deserve a happy ending and after all of us gamers feeling the full range of emotions about Duke Nukem Forever, I am thrilled to be in a position with the trust, power and means to make it happen. Am I crazy? Balls of steel, baby, balls of steel!”
If somehow you’re a Train2Game students who’s unfamiliar with Duke Nukem Forever (or the Duke Nukem Franchise in general) this release from 2K Games should tell you all you need to know…
“Put on your sunglasses and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure. The alien hordes are back and only Duke can save the world, again. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses won’t stop our hero from accomplishing his one and only goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it.”
“The King of All Shooters is back with over-the-top weapons, massive aliens and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek, among other places. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle one of the many beautiful women that populate Duke’s life; that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from kicking ass and taking names. Duke Nukem was and will forever be immortalized in gaming history, and this is his legend.”
Duke Nukem Forever is set to be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC during 2011. Yes, really.
So Train2Game, do you believe it that Duke Nukem Forever will finally be released? Or will you only believe it when you see Duke Nukem Forever on the shelves? And do you want Duke Nukem Forever when it’s released. (If it is)
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