14 years, 1 month and 17 days.
That’s how long Duke Nukem Forever has been in development. An actual war against aliens that stole our babes wouldn’t take that long. But after the countless delays, the constant cries of “vaporware” and the empty promises of George Broussard… it’s finally here. And that’s all that matters because I always bet on Duke.
Interestingly enough, Duke Nukem isn’t the only oldtime franchise being resurrected this week. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, the fourth version of the classic game, will be available this week for the 3DS. Think about that, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998 and has been remade three times since Duke Nukem Forever was announced. Amazing.
And now that E3 is over, publishers are pushing out a ton of other big titles as well, including…
- Alice: Madness Returns, the long-awaited sequel to the 2000 action-adventure game American McGee’s Alice
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360), the movie-to-game adaptation of the final entry in the trilogy
- Wii Play: Motion, another minigames/controller package from Nintendo
- Child of Eden (Xbox 360), another light show from Q Entertainment
- Record of Agarest War Zero, a prequel to last year’s creeptastic RPG
Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break.