After many, many years in the making, Duke Nukem Forever finally has a concrete release date, and it will be launching on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on May 3, 2011. Gearbox revealed the story to Game Informer this morning, with its president Randy Pitchford calling it “the most inconceivable, incorrigible and inspiring turn around story in the history of the video game industry – the coming of Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011.”
I got a chance to play the game at PAX Prime and it certainly is something to see. The same look and feel of Duke Nukem 3D is recreated beautifully in what is probably one of the best HD re-imaginings of a series I have ever seen. Long story short: give this game a shot.
And if that doesn’t convince you, what about this excellent reveal trailer posted late last night by Gearbox Software? It’s got everything, including pixelated alien breasts (causing Duke to claim “I’d still hit it!”):