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Duke Nukem Forever is finally gold

Duke Nukem Forever is finally gold

It's quite hard to believe, but it's now official: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold! Here are an image announcing it and the press release.

Press Release :

Vaporware no more! Gaming’s most legendary hero makes his triumphant return this June

Windsor, UK – May 24, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever®, one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of all time, has “gone gold” and will be available at retailers on June 10, 2011 internationally and on June 14, 2011 in North America. The road to gold was paved over the course of 15 years and its legendary path climaxes on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Gamers who pre-order the title from select outlets will ensure that they are among the first to experience this legendary piece of gaming history when the demo* launches on June 3, 2011 for all platforms, exclusively for Duke Nukem First Access Club Members.

"Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshippable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.”

Created over the span of 15 years, Duke Nukem Forever was first developed with the intense passion and commitment from an inspired group of dedicated designers, artists and programmers at 3D Realms under the direction of game industry icon, George Broussard.

“Duke Nukem Forever and its journey to store shelves is legendary,” said George Broussard, creative director at 3D Realms. “It's an epic tale of four game development studios that banded together and did the unthinkable and shipped the unshippable. When you play this game you will be reminded of that epic journey at every turn and in every small detail of the game. The character, attitude, interactivity, gameplay and political incorrectness combine to make a Duke Nukem game a unique gaming experience. In the timeless words of Duke Nukem it's finally time to 'Come Get Some'. Come be a part of gaming history.”

In 2009, after many believed that Duke Nukem Forever would never be completed, a small team of intrepid developers, known as Triptych Studios, resurrected the dream. Through their inspiring and steadfast commitment to the game and their exemplary talent and skill, they finally assembled the pieces to create an incredible, epic and cohesive gameplay experience. Under the production of Gearbox Software, Triptych Studios, Piranha Games and many other contributors joined together in a heroic effort to complete the long awaited game as a polished, full-featured triple-A title.

"Always bet on Duke, I did," said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without the Duke. I've played the final game and it is an incredible experience - a once-in-a-lifetime opus of interactive entertainment that reminds me once again why Duke Nukem is our King. The developers of Duke Nukem Forever at 3D Realms, Triptych, Piranha and finally at Gearbox deserve our thanks and respect for never giving up and have truly shown us that they have balls of steel!"

Strictly for the biggest Duke Nukem fans, the First Access Club grants members exclusive access to the pre-release demo on June 3, 2011 so that they are amongst the first to experience gaming history in the making. There are multiple ways fans can join the exclusive First Access Club, by pre-ordering the game from select retailers or by purchasing the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Windows PC.

True Duke Nukem die-hards will want to get their hands on the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition. This package is spilling over-the-brim with legendary content that is not to be missed by those who want the ultimate experience of this historic arrival. Premium items, such as a Duke Nukem Bust and an art book that chronicles the development of Duke Nukem Forever, flank a package that is overflowing with content. Check out to see exactly how much stuff could be crammed into one box.

Apologising to no one, Duke Nukem Forever is the high-octane video game equivalent of a Hollywood summer blockbuster. Starring the legendary lady killer and alien slayer, Duke Nukem Forever brings gamers back to a blastastic time when games were filled with head-popping, bone-rattling action, brazenly crude humor, impossibly statuesque women dying for affection, and catchy one-liners meant to make you laugh out loud.

Duke Nukem Forever is rated 18 by BBFC. For more information on the game, including where to pre-order, please visit

*Xbox LIVE, PSN or Steam, Duke First Access Club token and Internet connection required to access demo.

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

All comments

Commented on 2011-05-24 16:51:49
DUKE is platium not gold!!!
Commented on 2011-05-24 17:37:20
Who thinks this is going to be a good game? I'm open to the possibility of being surprised but really...
Commented on 2011-05-24 18:05:39
Eh, now we see how good it really is. I'm not expecting much. Here's hoping
Commented on 2011-05-24 18:19:20
This entire game is depending on the cheesiness of a title from the mid 90s.. I am predicting 60-70 Metascore. After the boobs and d*** jokes are tired after the first 30 mins, I am sure people will be tired of it real quick.
Commented on 2011-05-24 18:38:31
awsome. the duke deserve it. all the haters go and play the same game every year(COD) i will have fun with the duke :)
Commented on 2011-05-24 18:51:18
^ Because people who don't like the look of a daft FPS all play CoD ?
Commented on 2011-05-24 18:56:37 In reply to r0n53n
Posted by r0n53n
awsome. the duke deserve it. all the haters go and play the same game every year(COD) i will have fun with the duke :)
Commented on 2011-05-24 19:00:52 In reply to r0n53n
Posted by r0n53n
awsome. the duke deserve it. all the haters go and play the same game every year(COD) i will have fun with the duke :)
I hate Duke and I hate CoD so there you go.
Commented on 2011-05-24 20:25:25 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I hate Duke and I hate CoD so there you go.
Well stay the hell away and let the duke fans talk about his awesomeness :D
Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum and im all outta gum!
Commented on 2011-05-24 20:43:59
Good or bad, anyone who was gaming in the 90s will give it a try. Personally I'll take a hilariously bad game over an unoriginal "good" game anyday.
Commented on 2011-05-24 21:38:15
About effing time. Not that I'm getting this anyway.
Commented on 2011-05-24 22:00:24
I played Duke Nukem in the old days (i am 25 years old) but now I hate quirky, cliche or "american dudebros" characters of any sorts (Gears, Killzone...etc.).
But fans of the game definitely deserve this, been to long for a next gen version :)
Commented on 2011-05-24 23:08:37
Wish Duke would grab my bobbies !!!:)
Commented on 2011-05-25 00:23:32
Apparently, even God wanted to play Duke Nukem Forever ;)
Commented on 2011-05-25 01:03:05
Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition?

Sounds catchy. :)
Commented on 2011-05-25 01:10:30 In reply to JBear
Posted by JBear
Who thinks this is going to be a good game? I'm open to the possibility of being surprised but really...
We live in an age where sensationalism, no matter how intentional is regard as cheap entertainment. Duke Nukem had the potential to be self mocking in how silly and garrulous its former self was.
Instead it seems as if they have tried hard to deliver the same experience but 10 years later, well alot has change since then games, the game industry and gamers, to name a few.
Commented on 2011-05-25 02:01:18
I grew up with duke nukem :) def getting this.
Commented on 2011-05-25 13:53:34
I don't even know how it's going to be possible to review this game.
Commented on 2011-05-25 14:07:31
yeah yeah yeah.. i heard this one before.
Commented on 2011-06-01 05:29:26
Hello, this is Leo from Just wanted to share this interview with the voice of Duke Nukem:

You can check the complete article here:
Commented on 2011-06-01 05:32:43
damn, I thought that was going to be a bunch of spam, but it's actually relevant and quite awesome.

Thanks for sharing :)

(I love this actor, he's so likeable, and better yet he's DUKE!)

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