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Duke Nukem Forever Date Confirmed for May

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Yes it's true... there's no need to pinch yourself.

Well it seems that pigs can fly and hell is currently serving ice cubes to the locals, as Duke Nukem Forever has finally landed a confirmed release date after over a decade of delays.

Friday 2K Games officially announced that the long, long-awaited sequel to 3D Realms' classic FPS game Duke Nukem 3D will hit retail shelves on May 3, 2011 here in the States, and May 6, 2011 internationally for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

"Put on your shades and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure," reads the press release. "The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’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 arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts the pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy Duke’s life - that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from destroying alien invaders.

"Duke Nukem was and will forever be a gaming icon, and this is his legend."

Fans eager to get an early hands-on glimpse of the highly-anticipated shooter can join the Duke Nukem First Access Club. However the drawback is that a membership certificate is only available for those who purchase the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands. Otherwise, you'll have to wait on a demo if/when it's released.

"When I said goodbye to 3D Realms and the original Duke Nukem 3D team in 1997 and soon after founded Gearbox Software, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that a day like today would come," said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "Today I am proud, humbled and even astounded to announce that the day is coming at last for all gamers to be a part of video game history: Duke Nukem Forever will launch worldwide this May!"

In addition to the PR, 2K Games sent along the box art, a few screenshots and a video which was uploaded to YouTube (seen below). The question now will be this: once it arrives, will the game live up to all the hype, or was the decade-plus wait just too long for the game to possibly succeed?

Currently we're waiting on feedback from 2K Games in regards to minimal/recommended specs for the PC version, and if the company plans to release a demo for PC gamers.

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    jhansonxi , January 21, 2011 8:00 PM
    My grandpa once told me that when he was a boy, all he ever wanted was to play DNF. Unfortunately he died a while back.
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    g00fysmiley , January 21, 2011 7:51 PM
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    plznote , January 21, 2011 7:53 PM
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    jerreece , January 21, 2011 7:56 PM
    This is going to be a good year for games (unlike a couple years we've been through). TES V, Diablo III, Duke Nukem Forever, Crysis 2, on and on and on.

    Lots of good stuff just the first half of 2011.
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    marraco , January 21, 2011 7:56 PM
    I want it without the childish car.

    I grew old waiting for it.
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    jhansonxi , January 21, 2011 8:00 PM
    My grandpa once told me that when he was a boy, all he ever wanted was to play DNF. Unfortunately he died a while back.
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    koga73 , January 21, 2011 8:01 PM
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    tipmen , January 21, 2011 8:01 PM
    hell, i'll still hit that
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    wiinippongamer , January 21, 2011 8:04 PM
    And there's the Game of The Year
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    Rahbot , January 21, 2011 8:06 PM
    All I can say is "Hail to the KING BABY!" Ill be the first to preorder this for PC and PS3. OH and for the GoTY ill buy that too!
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    rionaam , January 21, 2011 8:15 PM
    I don't know, will it live up to the myth? Been waiting for more than 10 years to play this, I won't be happy with anything less than "Game of the millenium".
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    rohitbaran , January 21, 2011 8:24 PM
    Bring it ON.
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    Kahless01 , January 21, 2011 8:24 PM
    diablo 3 is only barely in alpha its not coming out this year. im gonna buy this for old times sake. bad or not ya gotta see what it ended up being.
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    hellwig , January 21, 2011 8:26 PM
    I'm confused, if you own Borderlands Game of the Year you can sign-up for the certificate, or it comes with a new copy of the game? Dare I risk the scorn of many a hard-copy fanatic by saying I bought it off Steam and that's why I'm asking (think it was GOTY)?

    Anyway, I never played the original Duke Nukem. I didn't have the computer for it, and all the naughty words and pixellated strippers just seemed too juvenile, and I was like 12 when it came out. As long as this thing doesn't blow like Doom III. I mean, everyone remember that bastardization of a childhood classic?
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    someguynamedmatt , January 21, 2011 8:27 PM
    jerreeceThis is going to be a good year for games (unlike a couple years we've been through). TES V, Diablo III, Duke Nukem Forever, Crysis 2, on and on and on.Lots of good stuff just the first half of 2011.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution. :D 
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    ac21365 , January 21, 2011 8:35 PM
    It's April 1st already?
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    studioman22 , January 21, 2011 8:37 PM
    Yeah baby, bring it on. Been waiting too damn long for this, so it better bust open every other game ever made. For making us wait, the price should be 30 bucks. Yeah. Uh-huh. They'll charge us 100. Just watch.
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    fonzy , January 21, 2011 8:39 PM
    Now if we can get Half-Life 3 out there.You listening Valve?
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    weakerthans4 , January 21, 2011 8:48 PM
    I'll believe it when I see it.
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    gmarsack , January 21, 2011 8:53 PM
    weakerthans4I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Cormag , January 21, 2011 8:56 PM
    Sadly, by the description alone I have the sinking feeling that it is going to be awful...

    I really hope it is what we have all been waiting for and then some though!
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