Duke Nukem Forever Delayed

The game was supposed to be out this May, but won't be. It's been delayed. Again.

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"I'm very sorry for the added delay. We've all been working extremely hard and are very eager to deliver the game to you," said Gearbox Software honcho Randy Pitchford in an official statement.

"I've been thinking of these lyrics from the great country song, 'He's The Duke' - 'He told us if we waited we could Come Get Some, but I never knew Forever was going to be so long.' If you're like me, June cannot come quickly enough."

The release date was changed from May 3 (May 6 for outside the U.S.) to June 14 for the States and June 10 (for the international release).

According to the game's publisher, this is the "shortest" delay in the game's franchise. "In case you haven't heard, Duke never comes early," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K in an official statement. We thank Duke's fans for their continued patience - I promise this won't take another 15 years."

Delayed numerous times, Duke Nukem has been in development since 1997. Gearbox Software took over development duties from the title's creator, 3D Realms, in 2009.

Check out Kotaku's preview of the game.

DISCUSSION

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Person Man

Why do people even still care? Duke Nukem ceased to be relevant a decade ago when games stopped using empty, in-your-face, offensive content to move more copies. It's not the 90's anymore, people. Grow up and let Duke die already.

Besides, it's pretty much set in stone that DNF is going to be a huge disappointment. Even if it ends up being the greatest game ever made, it can never live up to the amount of hype it's built up over all these years.