Duke Nukem Forever Landing In May, Here’s A Trailer

By Ishaan . January 22, 2011 . 1:29pm


Gearbox Software, who now own the rights to Duke Nukem, are publishing Duke Nukem Forever this Summer. North America gets the game on May 3rd, while the rest of the world will see it on May 6th.


If you want to play Duke Nukem Forever early, the Bordlerlands: Game of the Year Edition will get you exclusive access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo and other content.


An interesting point to note is that Gearbox President, Randy Pitchford, was originally a part of 3D Realms, which worked on Duke Nukem 3D all the way back in 1996. Pitchford was instrumental in Gearbox’s acquisition of the Duke Nukem license and having completion of the game transferred over to his company after 3D Realms shut down.

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  • Wow the game is actually coming to fruition. I didnt realize it was coming in May, guess I have to decide between it and L.A. Noire…which I guess I will choose L.A. Noire, simply because 20 hours of voice acting.

    Duke Nukem seems so hardcore and well mature, lol, I wasnt expecting it to be like this! !!!

  • Oh, look! It’s a new xbox era game!

    • Guest

      This and Dues Ex: H.R. are the only FPS that are the exception to the rule of….generic FPS that should not taint Siliconera or our consoles

      • PrinceHeir

        hey i would love Deus Ex HR to be 3rd Person you know? but what can you do. i’ll still buy it along with Duke and Resistance 3.

        Hail to the King Baby :D

        • AaqibRawat

          Its first person and third person ! you change between !

          • PrinceHeir

            but i want a full 3rd person or an option to to be full in either camera view ^^

          • AaqibRawat

            oh okay gotcha !
            your still going to buy it right !

          • PrinceHeir

            yup2 :D

            you? i cannot wait for this. 2011 is an amazing year :)

    • malek86

      Of course, it might look like that to people who are used to consoles…

      But for those who come from the golden era of PC gaming, this trailer at least hits all the right buttons.

      • Testsubject909

        As a person who would play both consoles and PC games. I’d have to say… It’s not about people who’re used to consoles we’re talking about here. It’s about graphic whores or any form of ‘elitists’.

        Trust me, there’s probably a bunch of PC gamers out there who’re crying out about how Duke Nukem on consoles is ruining the franchise.

        Rather. To any gamer who knows where their loyalties should lie. This game can hit all the right buttons. So long as the game falls in line with their personal tastes of course.

        • malek86

          I see pipebombs, the Shrink ray, the Freeze ray, a Devastator, punches in the groin… unless Gearbox totally messes it up with bad controls or level design or something (but I expect more of Gearbox), this should be good, consoles or not.

  • Testsubject909

    After playing this game, by some miracle, anyone and everyone will grow a third testicle. Women included.

    • alastor3


    • Unfortunately, the women will grow it from their foreheads.

  • Guest

    The world will end once this game comes out.

    • Luckily it’s not releasing on Dec. 21st, 2012.

  • Are you reaaaaaaaaly sure it’ll come out? >_<

    • GamerKT

      That’s what she said.

  • I know I’m not the first to say this, and I won’t be the last, “About damn time!”

  • I would laugh hysterically if the game bombs in sales.

    • AaqibRawat

      i thought that would be funny as well !

      But at my local youth group there was 6 or so 14-15 year olds acting like morons so i thought id try something i showed them a trailer of duke nukem and that was it they were sold { i should work for gearbox :)}

      the swearing nudity and graphics appealed to them and i think that thats going to be a major factor in this game being a hit.
      so i think its going to do the biz. ^^

      Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum and im all out of gum.

      release already !

  • MarkMario

    Am I the only one that doesn’t care…

  • Dimentionalist

    “I’ve got BALLS of STEEL.”
    “Balls of steel? What is that!?”

  • Zero_Destiny

    Well that only took “FOREVER”!!! lol I know lame joke. I remember fondly playing the 64 version of the game, it was one of the few FPS I played on the comp back when I actually used my comp for more than internet, anime, and writing papers too. Not that big on FPS anymore but I’m glad it’s coming out, but in a weird way sad now too because now the video game industry has lost it’s equivalent of Hell Freezing over. Now we can’t say “Hmph that’ll happen when Duke Nukem Forever comes out!” or “That’s about as likely as Duke Nukem Forever!” XD

    • malek86

      Don’t worry, there’s always FF13 Versus.

      • Zero_Destiny

        Why’d you have to remind me XD!!! And I even have my hopes up after seeing the trailer :(

      • PrinceHeir

        well you can also add Half Life Episode 3, Diablo III, and Warcraft IV to that list :P

  • GOTY

  • You know, I loved Duke Nukem 3D, back on my Saturn. I loved the humor, I loved the gameplay, and I loved that Duke can tell a boss he’s going to rip off its head and then excrete down its neck (although he uses far less polite terms than I did) and then, you know, the man keeps his promise.

    If this were being released earlier this year, against all the other stuff I want, I wouldn’t have picked it up, but now…it’s a definite maybe.

  • Pesmerga00

    Something. Something…….Bubblegum.

  • z_merquise

    I gotta tell you guys, I used to be a fan of FPS games back in the 90’s with Wolfenstein and Doom. Now, every FPS games nowadays were mostly military (or futuristic military) ones with the oh-so-serious and oh-so-shocking-controversial-baloney shenanigans.

    Now, this game and Bulletstorm seems to bring back the old days of the genre, with big guns, even bigger monsters, imaginative design and over-the-top violence and humor. Really looking forward to buy Bullletstorm and Duke Nukem when it’s available!

    • That makes it seem like you just dislike serious story orientated shooters. And there was a recent Wolfenstein…

      • The stories in modern FPS games are more silly than “serious”. I just can’t take them seriously.

        • What? Modern Warfare 2’s story brought tears to my eyes, it wasnt silly at all, especially the terrorist mission too; so tragic!

          • Brought a tear to my eye too…that crap like this actually outsells quality games like Bayonetta, Nier, and Resonance of Fate.

          • AaqibRawat

            Charles your replies to sawada had me in tears.
            i salute you.

            Tsyunayoshi sawada please just play duke nukem forever and your opinion on FPS will change forever

          • Amen to that lol

        • Modern Warfare 2’s story is really not any more intelligent than say, Transformers 2, if you really think about it. It’s Michael Bay cheese at its worst.

          • Michael Bay was a great director for Transformers 2 dude, so many explosions and the decepticons, truly, epic! Screw the story it had Shia, explosions, transformers, what more could a movie need!!!

          • I’m just going to completely ignore it when you say things like this, because to further respond would only encourage you.

      • z_merquise

        Yeah, there was a new Wolfenstein game but it just didn’t grab my interest anymore. Not saying that the recent and popular FPS games were bad, since I played some of them (Modern Warfare 1-2 and Black Ops) and they’re good but I just prefer something more fun, over-the-top and humorous like Duke Nukem where it’s more like they were aware that this game doesn’t need to be taken seriously and have fun in it’s absurdity.

        That and Duke Nukem is like those cool 80’s-90’s action heroes who can blow up tons of bad-guys alone and save the chicks.

        • Guest

          wut bout Rogue Warrior with Mickey Rourke n all his swearing

    • Hey, the non-story of Borderlands is great when you’re playing with three other people. The guys I’ve been playing with, we all refer to one of the characters as someone we don’t like because they have similar mindsets (they’re both genuinely crazy).

      But yeah, militaristic FPSes kind of suck, although I’ve heard Bad Company 2’s characters make the game’s story worth it. Really it’s just COD that’s dragging the FPS genre through the mud.

    • malek86

      Over-the-top shooters ftw. The state of the FPS industry today makes me sad. It’s more about always taking cover and hunting enemies one at a time while waiting for your health to recharge, while it should really be all about laying waste on anything you see. At least there was always Serious Sam.

      As a matter of fact, I’m going to fire up the old Pentium 2 just so I can play Duke Nukem 3D again to celebrate. Yeah, I know there’s Dosbox or the XBLA version, but you aren’t truly playing DN3D unless you’re doing so with a real Sound Blaster 16.

      And of course, I’ll also be waiting for that demo in the meantime.

      • RupanIII

        Ah the glory days of PC gaming, you’re making me wanna boot up my old comp haha

  • http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11478173/Images/press_left_to_beer.jpg

    I don’t know if this is fake or not, but I thought it was funny. A whole button dedicated to drinking beer.

  • GamerKT

    SCREW Call of Duty. THIS is FPS game I’d actually buy.

    • I agree. It was funny how much I missed FPS games where it was just me versus a billion enemies trying to kill me. No squad tactics, no cheap Michael Bay story, just fight or die. I loved games like Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and the original Quake. And Duke Nukem’s incredibly crude personality always came off as really funny to me.

      • GamerKT

        Hail to the king, bay.

  • I know it’s been said before, but I’ve gotta tip my hat to the ‘after 12 years it should be’ comment.

    Nice to see game designers able to laugh at themselves.

    Part of me wants this game to be cancelled three days before launch – just so it will remain as ‘the game that will NEVER be’ … XD

  • Always bet on Duke.

    • Heh, I was just going to say that, too.

  • Remember seeing those pictures of people’s receipts for this game they preordered at GameStops back in 2001? I wonder if they can actually use those still…

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    I WANT THIS GAME. I’d buy it totally because of the infamy surrounding it. I wish I had bought Prey when it came out way back when, too. If they just release a couple of TV trailers, they WILL have a hit on their hands.

  • daizyujin

    I was going to make a comment about how I never thought this day would come after 12 years. Then I remembered Tron Legacy taking almost 30. All of a sudden, this don’t seem as impressive as it did 30 seconds ago.

  • Frontrunner for best trailer of the year. You want to make me consider a game a day 1, you make a trailer like this. Funny, GREAT choice in backing music and it shows the game to be very entertaining.

    F****** bring it indeed.

  • xxx128

    I dont believe it. I mean c’mon… ~_~;

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