There are those that said this day would never come.
The day has come and with it comes the official re-announcement of Duke Nukem Forever. A game that was announced in April of 1997. As the Penny-Arcade Expo opened its doors today, fans were greeted with a 2K Games booth featuring the famous logo. Shortly afterward, Gearbox Software's Mikey Neumann tweeted this picture of Randy Pitchford sporting a DNF t-shirt.
Pitchford actually worked on Duke Nukem 3D. Gearbox began finishing “Duke Nukem Forever” in late 2009. “Clearly the game hadn’t been finished at 3D Realms but a lot of content had been created. The approach and investment and process at 3d Realms didn’t quite make it and it cracked at the end."
According to the WallStreet Journal the game will feature both single player and multiplayer modes, which we hope means the co-op of the original returns. Pitchford is currently demoing the game at PAX on an Xbox 360.
The game is playable on the show floor.
We'll be updating this post with media and information as its received.
Update: The Live Stream just confirmed Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Update 2: Got a fact sheet from 2K Games. Here's the details.
- Forever is Nearly Now, Really This Time!: You’ve heard it before, but this time it’s true, really! Duke Nukem Forever, the highly anticipated first person shooter is nearly here.
- Return of the King of All Shooters:He’s back, baby! The King of All Shooters returns in an explosive and action packed shooter that puts pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek, among other places. Kick ass from the Vegas Strip to the Hoover Dam all while serenading your ears with your favorite Duke-isms.
- Interact With the World, the Duke Way:Experience a fully interactive and immersive look into Duke’s world. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on white boards or ogle one of the many beautiful women that populate Buckeye’s life; that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from kicking ass and taking names.
- Kick-Ass Arsenal Brings Puts the F-U Into Fun: Obliterate enemies in style while giving them the Duke Nukem one finger salute. Prepare to shoot enemies in the face with a bad-ass assortment of shotguns, RPGs, pipe bombs and other trademark Duke Nukem tools of destruction. That’s going to leave a mess!
Update 3: One piece of concept art released.