Duke Nukem Forever is coming, for real, some serious business is going down on May 3. After 12 years of engagement, anticipation, scrubbed dates, “rocky patches,” juicy gossip, knowing glances between friends and seemingly terminal breakups, gamers can finally book the limo and get fitted for our bridesmaid gowns.
According to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, the dev has nothing to announce about DLC at this point. The team has been so focused on simply getting the core game out to retail – after all, it’s been ages in the making. “We haven’t announced anything yet,” said Pitchford, “I say this with as much sincerity as I can muster – we’re focused entirely on making possible the unpossible: shipping Duke Nukem Forever.”
Duke Nukem Forever is more than simply “long-awaited;” it’s the longest-awaited. The sequel to 3D Realms’ groundbreaking 1996 first-person-shooter Duke Nukem 3D, first announced in 1997, DNF has been the Godot of gaming, second only to maybe Ghostbusters 3 in the pantheon of Messianic Geekery. It has defined “vapourware” — products which are announced, and seem capable of absorbing money, but consistently fail to manifest — for a generation of gamers. And now, lo!, it slouches toward GameStop to be born.
To celebrate this joyous occasion, 2K released the game’s trailer. Feast your eyes on (censored) versions of Duke Nukem Forever‘s big-breasted women, three-breasted aliens, extended urination scenes and so much more.
Game’s on May 3 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Click Here to Pre-Order Duke Nukem Forever from Amazon.
Check out Duke Nukem Forever Trailer,