After over a decade of waiting for a follow-up
to "Duke Nukem 3D", 2K Games has announced that
"Duke Nukem Forever" has gone
gold in time for its upcoming release date.
"Duke Nukem" is a video game series that
was originally released in 1991 for MS-DOS, and revolves around its
protagonist, Duke Nukem. In 1993, "Duke Nukem ll" was released for
MS-DOS and Game Boy Color, and in 1996, "Duke Nukem 3D" was released
for several different platforms like MS-DOS, Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows,
Mac OS, PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
From 1998 to 2011, several spin-offs were created
for "Duke Nukem" from "Duke Nukem: Time to Kill" to
"Duke Nukem: Critical Mass."
For nearly two decades, different video game
developers have been working
on the sequel to the 1996 "Duke Nukem 3D," called "Duke
Nukem Forever." From 1997 to 2009, game developer 3D Realms worked on the
game, and from 2009 to present, Triptych Games and Gearbox Software have
collaborated on the newest Nukem release. The original publisher of the
"Duke Nukem" series was Apogee Software, but from 2010 to present, 2K
Games has taken over.
"Duke Nukem Forever" will be a
first-person shooter available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox
of the new game started to leak to the public in early 2007 after
several delays, and in 2009, 3D
Realms called it quits on the game. But in 2010, it was announced that plans
for the game were back
in action, and two months ago, yet another delay
postponed the game's development.
But now, 2K Games has announced that "Duke
Nukem Forever" has gone gold.
"Today marks an amazing day in the annals of
gaming lore, the day where the legend of 'Duke Nukem Forever' is finally
complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality," said
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K Games.
"Duke Nukem Forever" will be released on
June 10 in Europe, Japan and Australia, and June 14 in North America.