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Post by darkjedi @ 09:41am 22/01/11 | 66 Comments
I've lost count of how many times Duke Nukem Forever has been given a release date, but it seems that Gearbox Software feel that May 6th (or the 3rd for America) is when it's really coming. For real.

Announced overnight in a press release from Gearbox and backed up with an epic trailer, Duke's coming back after 14 years of being the longest running joke in videogaming and the crowned king of Vapourware titles.

Will it be any good? Are we looking at Daikatana 2.0?

Either way, the trailer has lots (and I mean lots) of T&A, drinking, things being blown up and Duke talking smack the whole way through.
New York, NY – January 21, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today what will be a landmark date in gaming history - legendary hero Duke Nukem will make his triumphant return in Duke Nukem Forever® on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on May 3, 2011 in North America and May 6, 2011 internationally!

Duke Nukem is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the interactive entertainment industry. Irreverent, non-PC, and uber macho, Duke Nukem is the perfect, uncompromising ass-kicking hero to remedy the overdose of today’s gaming archetypes. Duke brings his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he saves the Earth and its babes from hordes of invading aliens. Where will you be when Duke Nukem Forever launches? Better mark your calendars, Duke’s legend is being told this May and his brand new trailer, viewable at www.dukenukemforever.com, promises to blow your mind!
Watch the new reveal trailer below or click here for the HD option.

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Spock
Posted 11:29am 22/1/11
i wonder if it'll be restricted release in australia for the no rating over 15+
Khel
Posted 11:59am 22/1/11
Haha, against all odds, that actually looks pretty good.

And the trailer uses the same music as Scott Pilgrim versus the World.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:04pm 22/1/11
Duke Nukem Forever, I wonder if anyone would dare pre-order it.
Tetsuo
Posted 12:13pm 22/1/11
"After 12 f*****g years it should be!"

F*****g awesomes.
Newgo
Posted 12:16pm 22/1/11
Sigh @living in Aus..... will be denied, or will be stupidly RC'd then they will censor the crap out of it drop the graphics by 75% remove all blood, gore and sexy bits, and then send us a game that's suitable for preschoolers..... Because apparently all gamers in Australia are under 15. nobody 15+ plays games so why have an 18+ rating....sigh....
sleepy
Posted 12:37pm 22/1/11
'ere we go again
tspec
Posted 12:42pm 22/1/11
And the trailer uses the same music as Scott Pilgrim versus the World.

Yeah, song is Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy.


Actually came across the half a dozen Duke3D levels I built about 14yrs ago the other day. I should make an effort to fire them up again, one of them was a single player so big I had to stop working on it because it used up the limits of the editor resulting in a crash if i added anything more. Also a few DM maps I never released because I could never get multiple spawn points working properly, everone kept spawning in the one spot resulting in unlimited spawn killing :)
Khel
Posted 12:43pm 22/1/11
Anyone know if the blurry censored bits were just put in for the trailer, or are they actually in the game?
Ryan
Posted 12:45pm 22/1/11
Okay, if they dare to knock back this game I will go postal on them motherf*ckers
Dan
Posted 12:59pm 22/1/11
Anyone know if the blurry censored bits were just put in for the trailer, or are they actually in the game?
They were just put in for the trailer. Although, Duke3D used to have a toggleable censored mode, so it could possibly be an in-game option.

It's weird that it took them to long to publicly release this video, because 2K Games showed this exact trailer cut (without the pixelated censored bits) to a few of us press peeps just before our interviews with Gearbox at that Mana Bar event back in September. Guess they were just holding it off until they had a firm release date. it's kind of cool that they are approaching the public exposure thing differently, as the game is a bit of a special case.
FaceMan
Posted 01:02pm 22/1/11
Its almost time to Kick Ass and chew bubblegum, and Im almost outta Gum.
euphoria
Posted 01:51pm 22/1/11
To this day I've never bought an overseas version of a game but, for Dukey, I'll make an exception if I must.
inept
Posted 02:05pm 22/1/11
Is it just me or does the voice acting of Duke actually sound f*****g terrible? It sounds as if his natural voice is a loooong way from what we hear, just sounds really forced imo.
skythra
Posted 02:44pm 22/1/11
Yeah, song is Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy.
F*****g knew i'd heard it somewhere, i was stuck thinking it was some pendulum song hahaha
darkjedi
Posted 03:02pm 22/1/11
I reckon we'll get hit with a double whammy on DNF - there's a high % chance it'll be banned all together or be forced to butcher the content similar to L4D2, at which point 2K Games will slap Aussie tax on it over Steam/digital distro and rub salt in even more.

trog
Posted 03:56pm 22/1/11
Sex and violence is a big classification no-no so I suspect the .au edition will be edited. Prepare the VPNs!
rrrocket
Posted 04:17pm 22/1/11
blow the vpn,s just order it through games shop in uk. cheaper than steam anyway.
Lynx
Posted 04:18pm 22/1/11
Honestly, I think it is more likely to be the sex and nudity that gets the game banned or edited here is Aus, not the violence or language.
Rdizz
Posted 04:30pm 22/1/11
awesome trailer
Lynx
Posted 04:46pm 22/1/11
Yeah, song is Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy.

Also used in the new Crysis 2 Multiplayer trailer.
Sanguinicus
Posted 05:10pm 22/1/11
Instead of holding our breaths regarding censorship, let's just concede defeat on that one. No way they will release it here unedited.
DM
Posted 05:37pm 22/1/11
This game will end up lasting about 6 hours, have a few decent moments and be generally s*** house. That's my prediction
Sanguinicus
Posted 05:52pm 22/1/11
Well I have hope. Even if it is only six hours, I hope its the best six hours of my life.
Raider
Posted 06:22pm 22/1/11
so much censorship in that vid, also the "after 12 fkn years it better be" part there were 2 chicks blowing him, took all of it out haha
konstie
Posted 07:47pm 22/1/11
ehhh this'll be banned in australia.
Sc00bs
Posted 07:49pm 22/1/11
$50 says we will get a s*** version with no gore or tits
tspec
Posted 08:20pm 22/1/11
F*****g knew i'd heard it somewhere, i was stuck thinking it was some pendulum song hahaha

Pendulum did a pretty good remix of Voodoo People, the music video they shot for it also had The Prodigy in it.
Dan
Posted 09:07pm 22/1/11
This game will end up lasting about 6 hours, have a few decent moments and be generally s*** house. That's my prediction
Hard to speak for the second part, but Gearbox have been quoted as saying it's at least 15 hours at a good pace.
ravn0s
Posted 09:21pm 22/1/11
yer i can remember an interview with one of the developers (may have been pitchford himself) saying it took them 15hrs or so to finish the game when they first took over.
mooby
Posted 09:32pm 22/1/11
looks mad.
PornoPete
Posted 10:07pm 22/1/11
I think they have gone about it right. TF2 was delayed for f***** ages and when they finally released as a tongue in cheek thing it worked really well.

I think the ironic presentation works pretty well here also.

Can't wait to have a bash.
Sc00bs
Posted 10:57pm 22/1/11
hurry up n bring out tf3, hl3 and the new cs i say
fpot
Posted 11:25pm 22/1/11
Sex and violence is a big classification no-no so I suspect the .au edition will be edited.
There was some of this in New Vegas that got through.
Plasma
Posted 12:42am 23/1/11
Why on earth are they delaying the release in Australia by a few days? How does that make ANY logical sense.

If anything, won't people just pirate it because they'd want it now rather than later? *boggle*
Sc00bs
Posted 12:47am 23/1/11
yup =)
Crakaveli
Posted 12:58am 23/1/11
hurry up n bring out tf3, hl3 and the new cs i say
I didn't realize gearbox were making these games.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:02am 23/1/11
why wouldnt they? they would have to be gearbox biggest money makes of the past 10yrs
Crakaveli
Posted 01:05am 23/1/11
I think you're confusing Gearbox with Valve ;)
Martz
Posted 01:38am 23/1/11
Is it just me or does the voice acting of Duke actually sound f*****g terrible? It sounds as if his natural voice is a loooong way from what we hear, just sounds really forced imo.


Yeah I agree kinda gay, they should have modernised it along with the game. If I'm not wrong it sounds exactly the same as original duke?

where is that old skool trailer for duke where it says "when it's done" at the end.. was that ingame footage, it looked pretty polished i thought??
Mitch
Posted 02:15am 23/1/11
I think you're confusing Gearbox with Valve ;)

I can see why he would kinda


from wiki

Gearbox software has developed a total of six games in the Half-Life series: Half-Life: Opposing Force and Half-Life: Blue Shift (expansion packs); ports of Half-Life for Dreamcast (which included Half-Life: Blue Shift) and Half-Life for PlayStation 2 (which included Half-Life: Decay); they also did a large amount of work on both the retail release of Counter-Strike and the main portion of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.
Crakaveli
Posted 02:17am 23/1/11
It's the same guy voicing duke in this game as it was in duke3d.
Shaexen
Posted 03:34am 23/1/11
HAIL TO THE KING BABY!
Conan
Posted 06:18am 23/1/11
You wanna dance? Shake it baby!
Yerolo
Posted 11:43am 23/1/11
It's the same guy voicing duke in this game as it was in duke3d.


Yep..... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820652

edit: nm, I read that as "Is this the same...." anyway, theres the imdb link for those interested
ravn0s
Posted 11:55am 23/1/11
this game might be an ozgameshop purchase if its censored or selling for $80 on steam.
Sanguinicus
Posted 12:32pm 23/1/11
I reckon the cheesiness of his voice lends itself to the game. After all, thats what Duke is.
shad
Posted 01:11pm 23/1/11
Hell yes, it's all about the 80's style action movie cheese in game form.
kirkoswald
Posted 09:15pm 23/1/11
HAIL TO THE KING BABY!
parabol
Posted 03:16pm 24/1/11
Crakaveli
Posted 04:48pm 24/1/11
ravn0s
Posted 05:39pm 24/1/11
^^ haha oldie but still f*****g funny
greazy
Posted 05:43pm 24/1/11
Get off vent or I'll have you bent. I love that crakaveli.

Trailer is awesome.
Sc00bs
Posted 05:49pm 24/1/11
i think 99% of australians will be in that boat with you faceman
Eorl
Posted 08:09pm 24/1/11
Parabol, that was brilliant, specially simpsons part!
Darkone
Posted 01:02pm 25/1/11
FaceMan & Sc00bs - Are you 2 that stupid? just buy the game from Playasia.com or an equivalent, pfft pirates.

This game is an insta-buy, I've still got my original Duke3D CD which also contains the Full Versions of Duke1 and Duke2, I can't wait any longer for this beauty!

"Those Alien Bastards are gonna pay for shootin' up my ride!" - "Again!" :D
trog
Posted 05:24pm 07/2/11
Talk about piracy is, as always, not allowed. In addition to it being a really bad idea to publicly admit that you're happy to infringe copyright, it's not good for our website, so please refrain from doing it at all times!
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