We haven’t seen Duke for quite some time and his last real outing was side-scroller Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, though we have heard an awful lot about Forever. Most people considered the long wait for Gran Turismo 5 to be unacceptable would be outraged to know DN: Forever has been in development since before the first Gran Turismo.
There was a light at the end of the tunnel when it became a playable title at PAX last year and it gave hope and wonder to many who have all but forgotten the iconic man of all men. Game Informer was first discover the release date and Randy Pitchfordhad of Gearbox Software had this to say to them.
“Somehow the guys at Game Informer magazine discovered Duke Nukem Forever’s launch date before I did, but I cannot imagine any better video game news source team than Game Informer to reveal the moment of truth for the most inconceivable, incorrigible and inspiring turn around story in the history of the video game industry – the coming of Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011.”
“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” says Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “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!”
May 3 is the North American release date. May 6 is worldwide.