Duke Nukem Forever Gets a Release Date

As hard as it might be to believe, forever is nearly here. Duke Nukem Forever, the long-awaited an long-delayed sequel to Duke Nukem 3D has a launch date: May 3.

Duke Nukem Forever was once the property of 3D Realms. However, that company folded in 2009, and it seemed like Duke Nuke Forever was going to be renamed Duke Nukem never. Instead, the franchise was picked up by Take-Two Interactive ("Grand Theft Auto" franchise), as the publisher, and Gearbox Software ("Brothers in Arms") as the developer.

Of course, as one might have expected, those two and 3D Realms fought over who truly owned Duke Nukem. That was eventually settled, and now, with a press release being issued and pre-orders being taken, it seems we are truly on the way. Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K said:
“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here. May 3, 2011 marks Duke’s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!”
The game will include both online multiplayer and single-player modes. Those looking for a demo version of the game will have to spend some money. You first must join the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club, and to do that you need the membership certificate which is included within the Borderlands Game of the Year edition (PC, Xbox 360, PS3).

Duke Nukem Forever can be pre-ordered (PC, Xbox 360, PS3). Both Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever are rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  Fill up your wallets: the wise-cracking, macho Duke Nukem is set to return.