Gearbox Software resurrecting Duke Nukem Forever, world explodes
It’s official. Gearbox Software, the developers behind the hit title Borderlands, will be bringing Duke back from the dead. Not only that, but the game is actually playable at the Penny Arcade Expo.
Can you believe it? The game was originally announced in 1997 and has been in development hell ever since. Even though Duke Nukem Forever is no longer vaporware, the game will remain a joke to the industry due to the ridiculous amount of delays and hype.
“Hail to the king, baby! It’s unbelievable, it kicks ass and it’s totally going to happen!” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, “Gearbox has enabled die-hard key Duke Nukem franchise builders and skilled veteran game makers to stand together and deliver. All gamers deserve a happy ending and after all of us gamers feeling the full range of emotions about Duke Nukem Forever, I am thrilled to be in a position with the trust, power and means to make it happen. Am I crazy? Balls of steel, baby, balls of steel!”
Duke Nukem Forever is expected to launch in 2011 and is being published by 2K Games. According to Game Informer, the game has been in development since last year. A new trailer was reportedly shown at PAX but it’s not available online as of yet.
Does anyone still care about Duke Nukem or is this resurrection just a big waste of time? A first person shooter that doesn’t take itself seriously might be exactly what some people are looking for.