Duke Nukem Forever gets a long, long awaited release date…
2K Interactive Games has finally announced that the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever sequel will hit the stores in the U.S. on the May the 3rd, with its international release following shortly after on the 6th.
Duke Nukem Forever.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K said:
“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here. 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!” [Telegraph UK]
If the release goes ahead as scheduled, it will mark the end of a 13 year development period – one of the longest in gaming history.
Endless problems had plagued development and last year it seemed all was lost when its developers, 3D Realms, shut down. Fortunately Gearbox Software took over the project and they now seem quite confident that the game will indeed arrive on the shelves this May.
Gearbox president, Randy Pitchford, said he couldn’t bear to see the game die. And considering that Randy was an original member of the Duke Nukem 3D team at 3D Realms, but left to found Gearbox Software, it’s quite appropriate the game would be released and branded by his company.
Duke Nukem Forever will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.