2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that legendary hero Duke Nukem will make his return in Duke Nukem Forever on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 3, 2011 in North America and May 6, 2011 internationally! That’s right folks, barring any sort of crazy, end-of-the-world type apocalyptic mishap, Sir Duke of Nukem is finally going to get a proper release and the subsequent adoration he deserves. Duke Nukem Forever has been in the making for upwards of thirteen years, and the world has sorely missed it’s crass, un-pc hero.
Mr. Nukem is a man of many principles, which just so happen to involve: sheer badassery, a love of strippers, and an ever burning desire to “save the babes” and planet Earth from those lame ass aliens. I for one am already stocking up on gum, polishing my ass kicking boots, and making sure I have a wad of singles in my wallet. It’s high time we welcome back a hero with some BALLS into the gaming world! Judging by the looks of the following trailer, Duke Nukem Forever has put other first-person shooters on notice, and that notice is: YOU’RE FUCKED. See for yourself.
For those unfamiliar with the newest chapter in the Duke Nukem saga, here’s a brief run-down: The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop our hero from accomplishing his one and only goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a badass while doing it. Duke Nukem Forever puts the pedal to the metal, boot firmly to ass and tongue directly in cheek. Players will be able to shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy Duke’s life – that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from destroying alien invaders.
Anyone looking to get early access to the Duke Nukem Forever playable demo, can join the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club. A membership certificate for the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club is included within the Borderlands GOTY edition. For the rest of us who purchased Borderlands before the GOTY edition was released, we’ll have to wait our turn, but should expect the demo to be made available to us shortly. If you’re like me, you’ll be counting down the days and checking the internet for that first little morsel of pure awesomesauce aka the DNF demo.
Keep your eyes glued to Gamer Reaction, as we promise to keep you as up to date as humanly possible on Duke’s triumphant return. HAIL TO THE KING, BABY!