There is finally a confirmed release date for Duke Nukem Forever: May 3, 2011.
Here’s the trailer (Warning: definietly not kid-friendly):
After twelve years the graphics could be better, but that’s not really the point now, is it?
For those not sure why this release is a big deal read the Wikipedia article. This game, the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D (with platform Duke Nukem titles having been around since 1991) a relatively ground-breaking FPS (you played a character with a name, a face and a back story and the game prominently featured adult subject matter) has been in development hell since it was announced in 1997. Screen shots for the highly-anticipated game started leaking in 1999 and at one point the developers said it would be released “When it was done”.
They are clearly playing on our sense of nostalgia here. I don’t get the feeling from the trailer that we are going to see anything revolutionary as far as game play or graphics go. I do get the impression that we will see a lot of gratutitous boobs.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally excited to get my hands on this, and play it after the kids are sound (like really, really sound) asleep.