Duke Nukem Forever "Balls Of Steel Edition" Detailed

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In addition to having a real, actual release date, Duke Nukem Forever will have a special Collector’s Edition set, 2K Games has revealed. Dubbed the “Balls of Steel Edition,” this collector’s set will feature an assortment of Duke-themed odds and ends, which is appropriate considering that the game’s campaign will apparently have Duke doing just a little bit of everything.

The star of the set is undoubtedly the collectible Duke Nukem bust that you’ll see below, but the bundle will also include a sharp 100-page hardback book that details the history, the legacy, and the legend of Duke Nukem Forever. Also, there are dice with a radioactive emblem etched into their surface.  
 


== TEASER ==Here’s the full list of stuff in the Balls of Steel edition, as gathered by Shacknews

  • Collectible bust of the greatest ass-kicker of all-time  
  • Numbered limited edition certificate of authenticity 100-page hardcover book: 'History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault'  
  • Duke Nukem Forever postcard series  
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker  
  • Duke Nukem Forever collectable comic book  
  • Duke Nukem Forever foldable paper craft  
  • Duke Nukem Forever poker chips  
  • Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck  
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem dice 

Look good? Careful. It looks like 2K Games will only be producing 2,000 units. So, if you’re willing to bet on Duke Nukem Forever, it might be wise to pre-order this set as soon as possible.    
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In addition to having a real, actual release date, Duke Nukem Forever will have a special Collector’s Edition set, 2K Games has revealed. Dubbed the “Balls of Steel Edition,” this collector’s set will feature an assortment of Duke-themed odds and ends, which is appropriate considering that the game’s campaign will apparently have Duke doing just a little bit of everything.

The star of the set is undoubtedly the collectible Duke Nukem bust that you’ll see below, but the bundle will also include a sharp 100-page hardback book that details the history, the legacy, and the legend of Duke Nukem Forever. Also, there are dice with a radioactive emblem etched into their surface.  
 


== TEASER ==Here’s the full list of stuff in the Balls of Steel edition, as gathered by Shacknews

  • Collectible bust of the greatest ass-kicker of all-time  
  • Numbered limited edition certificate of authenticity 100-page hardcover book: 'History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault'  
  • Duke Nukem Forever postcard series  
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker  
  • Duke Nukem Forever collectable comic book  
  • Duke Nukem Forever foldable paper craft  
  • Duke Nukem Forever poker chips  
  • Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck  
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem dice 

Look good? Careful. It looks like 2K Games will only be producing 2,000 units. So, if you’re willing to bet on Duke Nukem Forever, it might be wise to pre-order this set as soon as possible.    
#2 Posted by Slow_pC (241 posts) -

Oh yes!

#3 Posted by Andryan (52 posts) -

There are no Balls of Steel? LAME.

#4 Posted by strangemodule (42 posts) -

A bust.
 
A freakin' bust. Talk about going all the way.

#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10347 posts) -

Paper craft? Really?

#6 Posted by Tredik (71 posts) -

This is all well and good, but until I get word on Steamworks support, I'm willing to go without.

#7 Posted by mordukai (7125 posts) -

They should have called it the Bubble Gum edition. 

#8 Posted by icytower38 (461 posts) -

Sounds awesome, don't think I'll drop the $ on it though.

#9 Posted by Undeadpool (4902 posts) -

Depending on the price point (I'm going to go out on a limb and say $150-200), this might TOTALLY be worth it.

#10 Posted by Kaigan (270 posts) -

The only thing it doesn't include is the actual game.

#11 Posted by Smokay (525 posts) -

Looks like this special edition is quite the bust.

#12 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

BUY AT LAUNCH!

#13 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Wait, it has a Duke Nukem bust?

#14 Posted by t2t2 (151 posts) -

... and duke's still out of gum

#15 Edited by icytower38 (461 posts) -

@BradNicholson  @ Undeadpool
 
GameStop has it listed at $99.99, didn't see that in the story and thought I'd share it.

#16 Posted by sixpin (1286 posts) -

Amazon and Gamestop both list this at $100. That seems steep for a game that has been receiving luke-warm write ups in the press. I'm on the fence.

#17 Posted by myquirk (1 posts) -

This should have included an hourglass with the sand stuck in one side. Shouldn't it?

#18 Posted by Romination (2774 posts) -

.... 
that's a pretty sweet looking thing.

#19 Edited by Portis (1279 posts) -

God damn this edition comes with a lot of shit.

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#20 Posted by Maotou (71 posts) -
 This actually sounds pretty alright. 
#21 Posted by test0r (91 posts) -

It would be amazing if they just included two steel balls aswell.

#22 Posted by csl316 (7966 posts) -

Balls of Steel was a bad ass pinball game, I'm disappointed it's not included here.
 
Damn, I wish I didn't quit my job because I'd be all over this.

#23 Posted by CloudLogic (21 posts) -

If i had the money... I have a strong urge for the poker-chip for some reason.

#24 Posted by OldManLollipop (306 posts) -

Who can't wait to buy this on eBay? I know I can't!

#25 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

So it's actually called the "Balls of Steel Edition"?

A job well done, folks.

#26 Posted by SuperSambo (2849 posts) -

Tempting and reasonably priced.

#27 Posted by Gerhabio (1975 posts) -

Figured it would have actual replicas of his testicles, wouldn't put it past money.

#28 Posted by RecSpec (3752 posts) -
@test0r said:
" It would be amazing if they just included two steel balls aswell. "
#29 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

I'd have paid a premium for the controller in the trailer but alas.

#30 Posted by CornBREDX (4754 posts) -

It's priced @ 100$ on amazon at the moment. I just pre-ordered.

#31 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -
@test0r said:
" It would be amazing if they just included two steel balls aswell. "
Hey, I don't need another pair of steel balls!  Hey-ooooohhhh!
#32 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

Oh my god, I feel like I have to own this.  

#33 Posted by Hailinel (23677 posts) -

I'd love to see what's in that book on the game's history.  Holy hell, there's a lot of weirdness they could pack in that.

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#34 Posted by gla55jAw (2685 posts) -

I shouldn't but I totally will.

#35 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

The history book is the most notable thing yet this article doesn't even acknowledge it.

#36 Posted by Cameron (595 posts) -

The poker chips had better say "Always bet on Duke!" on them.

#37 Posted by EoinMason (85 posts) -

I...actually want this. 
 
No real idea why but I want this. Like, it'd be the only way I'd buy Duke Nukem Forever.

#38 Posted by BD (251 posts) -

I wonder if they will count the people that pre-ordered in '97?

#39 Posted by Cynic04 (124 posts) -

[insert vent harass video here]

#40 Posted by NickM (1066 posts) -

Perhaps the only time I'll ever be interested in seeing an artbook for a game.

#41 Posted by Dixego (379 posts) -
@myquirk said:
" This should have included an hourglass with the sand stuck in one side. Shouldn't it? "
This
#42 Posted by Droop (1826 posts) -

What a shitty collectors edition.. No bubblegum or steel balls :(

#43 Posted by Meltbrain (2968 posts) -

I need this in my life.

#44 Posted by ZmillA (2256 posts) -

why can't I just buy the game and the book!!!

#45 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

I'm normally not one for collectors editions, but this is pretty cool. 

#46 Posted by Gnubberen (754 posts) -
@Droop said:
" What a shitty collectors edition.. No bubblegum or steel balls :( "
Well you're suppose to be out of gum...
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#47 Posted by b33 (413 posts) -
Carpe Nukem - seize the balls
#48 Posted by max3000 (370 posts) -
@test0r:  Oh dear lord that would have been amazing.
#49 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

I'm bummed by the lack of balls.

#50 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -
@Ineedaname: That would have been an awesome plus for this package.
 
I'll probably get this if it's not too pricy, but the extras actually seem worth quite a bit for once.

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