Duke Nukem Forever Hits On May 3, 2011

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

So, Duke Nukem Forever. That’s a game with a release date. Game Informer reports that the oft-troubled and oft-delayed shooter will hit store shelves in the US on May 3, 2011 and worldwide on May 6, 2011 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3

And publisher 2K Games is sure about this. “The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K said in a statement. “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!”  
    

      
== TEASER ==DNF was first announced in the mid-'90s and has somehow managed to weather more than a few storms that would crush most games, including a couple of engine swaps and a studio closure. At PAX Prime this year, Borderlands developer Gearbox Software announced that it had the game in its possession and intended to finally bring it to retail. Hell, it even showed off the game to the public for the first time at the event.

Look out for a DNF beta in the near future, by the way. Borderlands Game of the Year owners received promise notes earlier last year, but I doubt the beta will just be restricted to these guys alone.  
 
Here's some box art. Now it's officially official!   

    

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

So, Duke Nukem Forever. That’s a game with a release date. Game Informer reports that the oft-troubled and oft-delayed shooter will hit store shelves in the US on May 3, 2011 and worldwide on May 6, 2011 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3

And publisher 2K Games is sure about this. “The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K said in a statement. “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!”  
    

      
== TEASER ==DNF was first announced in the mid-'90s and has somehow managed to weather more than a few storms that would crush most games, including a couple of engine swaps and a studio closure. At PAX Prime this year, Borderlands developer Gearbox Software announced that it had the game in its possession and intended to finally bring it to retail. Hell, it even showed off the game to the public for the first time at the event.

Look out for a DNF beta in the near future, by the way. Borderlands Game of the Year owners received promise notes earlier last year, but I doubt the beta will just be restricted to these guys alone.  
 
Here's some box art. Now it's officially official!   

    

#2 Edited by X19 (2306 posts) -

Took forever but I got it :)

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10862 posts) -

That box-art is both great, and terrible. 

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#4 Posted by T00MuchSteeze (163 posts) -

Eh. Never played any of these before. Is this the game with all the hype?

#5 Posted by snetErz (120 posts) -
@X19: I see what you did there. ;)
#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#7 Posted by SomeJerk (3205 posts) -

 

It's been a long road
Getting from there to here
It's been a long time
But my Duke is finally near
 
#8 Posted by Bandit_Fox (142 posts) -

Wow. A myth from childhood come life!

#9 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Oh noes, that looks terrible. It seems Duke will have a hard time living up to the hype.

#10 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@T00MuchSteeze said:
"Eh. Never played any of these before. Is this the game with all the hype? "

son.. 
#11 Posted by SnakeEyes327 (334 posts) -

Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys. 

#12 Posted by Phished0ne (2493 posts) -

YO DUKE! 
 
HIT THAT BIG-ASS RAMP!

#13 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @T00MuchSteeze said:
"Eh. Never played any of these before. Is this the game with all the hype? "
son..  "
Good lord.
#14 Posted by Tearhead (2159 posts) -

I dunno, man, this game is looks pretty sweet. I always liked Duke Nukem's style, but never really played through any of the single player campaigns since the second one. I played a lot of multiplayer Duke 3D back in the day with my friends, though. This'll have to be something really special for me to lay down $60, but as long as it properly captures the essence of Duke, I would happily admire the game from afar.

#15 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -
@SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/
#16 Posted by Darkraven (171 posts) -

oh man the first half of the year just got better <3

#17 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @T00MuchSteeze said:
"Eh. Never played any of these before. Is this the game with all the hype? "
son..  "
Good lord. "

 
What, him having to ask if THIS is the game with all that hype behind when it was even written in the article is really...well, yeah.
#18 Posted by BaconGames (3363 posts) -

If that boxart is any indication this game will either be stupid and great or stupid and stupid.  Luckily I have a demo pass from Borderlands so I get to see for myself.

#19 Posted by MajorToms (366 posts) -
@SnakeEyes327:  Some games need to be self serious so that games that shouldn't be taken seriously have something to rip into. Balance has been off quiltered for a while with the absense of Duke, but not anymore.
#20 Posted by Sharpshooter (884 posts) -

Jesus tap dancing christ, Please tell me that isn't the real box art. Please tell me that this is one of the rejected box art designs that was leaked by Gearbox as an example of the shit 3D Realms was wasting their time on.

#21 Posted by SnakeEyes327 (334 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/ "
Duke Nukem focus more on toilet humor, while Bulletstorm is completely retarded in the dialog. But the marketing is exactly the same. I'd put both games on about the same amount of child like immaturity. 
#22 Posted by cowgod (51 posts) -

I sincerely hope there is going to be a Special Edition box with lots of 3D Realms goodies.  An art book with lots of boobies would be a good start.

#23 Posted by chu52 (238 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc this is why may 11 is the new apocalypse

#24 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -
@SnakeEyes327 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/ "
Duke Nukem focus more on toilet humor, while Bulletstorm is completely retarded in the dialog. But the marketing is exactly the same. I'd put both games on about the same amount of child like immaturity.  "
at least Bulletstorm's gameplay looks a little unique.
#25 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/ "
Duke Nukem focus more on toilet humor, while Bulletstorm is completely retarded in the dialog. But the marketing is exactly the same. I'd put both games on about the same amount of child like immaturity.  "
at least Bulletstorm's gameplay looks a little unique. "

Its got basiclly the same kicking animation, which the whole legs aspect is what bulletstorm has going for it, minus the whip.
#26 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

I don't know how to react to this trailer and box art. I mean everything is just so ridiculous. 

#27 Posted by Onigenko (335 posts) -

Day one!

#28 Posted by TurboMan (7500 posts) -
Duke Nukem is better than Half-Life 
 
GO!
#29 Posted by moelarrycurly (668 posts) -

I'll believe it when there's a copy in my goddamn hands.

#30 Posted by President_Barackbar (3448 posts) -

Hail to the King, baby! I want a collector's edition that comes with your very own balls of steel.

#31 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

It's not the mid 90s and I'm not 14 any more. I wonder if I'll still enjoy Duke.

#32 Posted by Bummey (604 posts) -

There were two words constantly being repeated in my mind while watching this. "Fuck" and "Yes." 

#33 Posted by madroxcide (64 posts) -

Ok here is where i'm at with this game. If the game isn't a bug mess and it just plays well i'm all for it. No one should be expecting the next big thing in shooters with this and i don't think anyone wants this to be the game to do it. I just want fun and some awesome 90s cheese. It looks like we might finally be getting it.  
 
Also I think this game might be really refreshing with how shooters right now are crowded with super serious types of games. If the game is like the trailer i'm on board so we will see how it goes. 

#34 Posted by ShaggE (6403 posts) -
@moelarrycurly: I won't believe it until six months after I've finished the game twice, written a review, bought the inevitable Duke 3D Map Pack DLC, and eaten the promotional Balls-Os cereal. 
 
Even then, I won't be entirely convinced.
#35 Edited by drumpsycho89 (505 posts) -

yeh but really?? is it really true?? haha i just dont know anymore :( haha 
 
holy fuking balls that looks EPIC!!!!!

#36 Posted by Edin899 (627 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/ "
Duke Nukem focus more on toilet humor, while Bulletstorm is completely retarded in the dialog. But the marketing is exactly the same. I'd put both games on about the same amount of child like immaturity.  "
at least Bulletstorm's gameplay looks a little unique. "
Its got basiclly the same kicking animation, which the whole legs aspect is what bulletstorm has going for it, minus the whip. "
No actually bulletstorm is going for kills with skill and fun.  
If you think the main thing bulletstorm has going for it is ''kicks'' then you don't know anything about it.
Kicking them in the air, shooting them, pull them closer with the whip and then kick them into spikes. 
Which is pretty unique and it looks great, so i would say Bulletstorm looks alot better then duke nukem.    
And guns that shoot flaming balls of metal that bounce around that is just great.
Bulletstorm will be the better game.
Both in the visuals, fun and gameplay.
#37 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @SnakeEyes327 said:
" Like Jeff said, what if this game comes out and it's fucking amazing? I can already tell that a lot of the more "self-serious", "treat games as an art" type of gamers will be turned off by the immaturity, but honestly, fuck those guys.  "
I am so down for bulletstorm, but this just looks way too dumb :/ "
Duke Nukem focus more on toilet humor, while Bulletstorm is completely retarded in the dialog. But the marketing is exactly the same. I'd put both games on about the same amount of child like immaturity.  "
at least Bulletstorm's gameplay looks a little unique. "
You're missing the point. Troll harder.
#38 Posted by TheKing (828 posts) -

I'm going to buy it... I'm not proud of this fact, but, it needs to be done.

#39 Edited by TheYear20XX (425 posts) -
@Edin8999 said:

Bulletstorm will be the better game."


Look at this guy not betting on Duke.
#40 Posted by hagridore (500 posts) -

This one game is going to get picked up by the media as proof that video games are hyper-sexual, hyper-violent toys for kids. 
 
Thanks, Gearbox. You've sent us back to the '90s and killed any goodwill created by true mature games.

#41 Posted by bigcess (129 posts) -

Isn't that the song from the Scott Pilgrim trailer?

#42 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Oo. Well there's a reveal: Duke's a pink nail polish guy.

#44 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4599 posts) -

 Uppity news folk are gonna be all over this. Misogyny for the win!

#45 Edited by handlas (2672 posts) -
@T00MuchSteeze said:

" Eh. Never played any of these before. Is this the game with all the hype? "

no. 
 
People will say otherwise tho.  It was fun back the in day.  I assume most of us were fairly young when it was out and it had dirty words and funny lines and boobies!!!  Oh and the most impressive thing was you could pee in toilets!  I played that old one on PC and then I recall playing some game on N64 I believe...but I think it was a TPS.
 
Prepare for this one to be a generic FPS...I'm betting anyway.
#46 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -
@louiedog
It's not the mid 90s and I'm not 14 any more. I wonder if I'll still enjoy Duke.
That is pretty much where I am at as well. Will have to wait and see some reviews I guess.
#47 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

Bulletstorm, "OMG so childish!!"
Duke Nukem, "B3$T G4M3 EVA!!!!!!11111!!!!"
 
I don't get it

#49 Posted by ChrisTaran (1580 posts) -

Bought.

#50 Posted by DrMadHatten (118 posts) -

Is there anything this game has to offer that turns it from a rent to buy? Other than to say yes, I indeed bought Duke Nukem so all my friends will crap their pants

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